What a busy, busy week. Over the 4th of July weekend we helped my sister move. She moved from a second floor apartment to a third floor apartment. I’ve never seen so many stairs in my life (and no elevators)! Thanks goodness she had some brawny students to move the furniture and boxes of books, but I lost count of how many boxes I carted down and then up stairs. I discovered muscles I didn’t know I had. We have advised her not to do this again for a long, long time. However she did feed us well and on the 4th we had a lovely view of the fireworks show from her balcony.
On the downside, however, I walked off and left my laptop at her apartment, so I’ve been without it all week. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb!! I probably could have posted on my husband’s computer, but I’ve been limiting my computer time as penance for pulling such a bonehead act. I figured doing without for a week would teach me a lesson. I had to drive three hours yesterday to get it back. Serves me right, I guess.
Ok, so enough beating myself about the head and shoulders – at least I didn’t lose it. And not being on the computer left me lots of time for knitting. I make quite a bit of progress on Ingeborg and cast on a new project – a small baby blanket. It’s quite a simple pattern, only two rows. It’s worsted weight and goes quickly. I will check that it’s not a copyrighted pattern, and if not will post it with a picture in a week or so.
One positive about the drive back to my sister’s yesterday was the discovery of a wonderful little yarn shop right around the corner from her apartment. They have a good selection of yarns and one of the best selections of patterns I’ve seen, especially of Baby Dale books. I got this:
I can’t wait to make this:
They had a sample of the bonnet in the shop and it is just too cute. I got a good deal on some closeout of Baby Ull last year and have a good stash of it on hand. But I will be a good girl and get some more done on Ingeborg and Kongsberg before embarking on another Dale.
And in non-knitting news – my Mini Cooper should be arriving in California tomorrow! I’m not sure how long it will take to be processed and shipped up to Washington, but I’m hoping no more than two weeks. We’ve figured with our luck it will come in the day before we leave for England. Well, off to do a few more rows on the baby afghan. Have a great week.