I’m on sleeve island, and believe me, it’s a teeny tiny little place:
This one’s almost done, then the second, join together and knit the yoke.
Yesterday hubby and I drove up to Bellingham to visit with his uncle who recently had surgery and of course, there was time to go by Marilyn’s. Sadly the store is closing, but happily there is a liquidation sale going on. It’s been going on for several weeks, so I was doubtful that I would score anything good. I had hoped to find some laceweight yarn, but the only thing left were some single skeins of Zephyr in some odball colors. However, much to my surprise I came away with this:
Well, actually more than that – that’s just a sampling of the colors. There is enough for a vest for me out of the rose, a sweater for hubby out of the grey and a sweater for me out of the blue. I was very, very happy! I’ve so been wanting some Silky Wool and I can’t believe I got the colors I wanted on sale. I’m going to be very disciplined (yes, you heard it here first) and wait until baby knitting and quilting is over before starting anything. I should wait until October because I’m going to be taking a class with Elsebeth Lavold! She is coming to AnaCrossstitch in Anacortes. I do feel a little guilty – I’m taking three weeks off to go to Orlando, then I come back, work one day and take a day off for the class. But work is just going to have to deal with it – this may be a once in a lifetime chance.
Speaking of work, I’m getting more than my share of hours this month. For the past 20 years I’ve worked a four day work week and I really like it. But this month we are short handed and I’ve been working five days. I do not like it! That extra day means a lot more free time. And I’ve realized that that extra day is also my "alone" time. Fridays are usually spent puttering around the house and in my sewing room. Hubby and I check in several times a day, but he is usually puttering in his shop. I find that I treasure that time that I’m not around people. I’ve heard that there are two types of people – those that are energized by being around others and those that are energized by time spent alone. I am definitely one of the latter. At the end of the month I’ll be ready to crawl into a hole and not come out for awhile!