This week has flown by..... I can't believe I'll be back to work on Monday (insert pity party here.... boo hoo).
The Anniversary celebration went well, in that we didn't really do anything. We went fishing and I caught one brown-spotted chub (your basic river fish that is not a keeper, not that we keep anything). Then Paul took me to a Mexican restaurant for lunch. Boring - just the way I like it. Here we are:
Okay. I'm laughing so hard now! Obviously you can tell Paul is about 10 years younger, which makes this picture 10 years old. Honestly, I would post a recent picture of myself if I didn't take such craptastic photos. I can't smile right and my face is terribly large and.... oh, you get the point! Just picture me with dark hair and add about 30 pounds. I promise to practice in front of the mirror and see if I can come up with something that won't break the website when I post it! ;) Maybe I'll model Taupe Gable if I ever get it done.
Speaking of Taupe Gable, the sleeves are killing me. I figured out finally that the sleeves are knit in the round, and as Toni and Andrea (am I forgetting someone?) both pointed out reverse stockinette is just purling so the purls are on the outside. So I went to find my size 10 16" circulars and... I don't have any! In my 6,352 needle collection, I don't have any 16" circulars over a size 8. In one of my "probably not smart" modes, I decided that anything over an 8 could be done with dpns. So I have dpns in size 9 and 10. This would have worked fine for a regular sleeve but the very large cable pattern is kicking my butt. I just want to get them done already. Here's how much I have done on the first sleeve.
Onward.... I finished the Coronet hat (ha ha Ann!!), and have started on a scarf (or maybe a cowl) to match it.
Once I get the braided cable band done, I'll add to the sides. And yes, those are two different greens. Mel gave me two green balls that very slightly. I used the darker green for the band on Coronet, and then the lighter green for the rest of the hat. The band for the scarf-cowl so far is in the lighter green.
In other news, we visited the Amish yesterday, and came back with lots of goodies. We stopped and fished at the oldest covered bridge in Ohio.
An excellent Fall day.
I think that's enough for one post. I'll have to update you on the knee-highs, a new bag I purchased, etc. next time. It's way past lunch-time and I'm in search of a turkey sandwich with . . . . . . can you guess?
Maybe I should make that 40 pounds? ;)