No, don't panic – it's not permanent! Shortly before I retired, my replacement found out that her mother in England has cancer. Since her replacement was pretty inexperienced, it would be hard for her to get away to visit her. So, I told her that I would come back and sub for her so she could go for a visit. She'll be gone for two weeks, but I may not have to work every day. The schedule is pretty dead (hmmm?) so we'll just take each day as it comes. But I'm hoping to make at least a bit of money for fiber enhancement! That will be the consolation prize because I'm not really looking forward to it. Here's hoping it will pass quickly. It's going to be interesting because I was told they are having computer problems and the computer guy is taking an extended vacation. If they do run into problems, I'm going to just tell them I'm taking off and to call me when they have it fixed!
Spoiler alert for Enchanted Wood;
I finished clue #4:
The gradience is quite interesting. I'm not sure I would do it again, although I will have enough left over for a small project. There's more striping in the transition from blue to pink than I like, but overall, I'm happy. The beads really add a lot and I'm sure more beading will be in my future.
I got the yarn for my next KAL – the Lord of the Rings "Evenstar" shawl. I got Eos from Unique Sheep in the Moonstone colorway. The dyer contacted me and asked if I wanted the color "pushed" toward purple to match the cloak that Arwen wears in the movie. I told her yes, as long as the yarn is not lavender:
I was little disappointed when I opened the package, because it sure looks lavender to me, although nowhere near as lavender as it looks in the picture. But the more I look at it, the more I like it. You can't see in the picture, but it has lovely silvery heathering throughout. I think it's going to be beautiful and I love knitting with a 50/50 silk/wool mix.
Nagano is coming along, but I need some advice. I am ready to start the top pattern. I'm using the yarn from the Lusekofte kit I bought and was hoping to just use the colors that came with it. However, I'm not too sure about how it's going to look:
I had planned on having the yarn on the left as the lower border with the aqua as accent. But I'm not sure there's enough contrast. I don't want to use the aqua as the border because there's too much contrast. What I'd really like to use is a light/medium grey, but Telemark doesn't come in that color. If I went that route, would there be a substitute? Or should I go with my original plans? All advice is welcome.
This past week has been a new beginning for me. I was debating about posting it, because I was afraid if I failed, I would have to admit it! But I have started on the Prism program. It's billed as a weight loss program, but that's not the primary reason I have started, although I could certainly benefit from shedding a few pounds. I just need to learn how to eat healthier. I know I have a horrible sugar habit and it just seems so much easier to reach for cookies and crackers rather than healthy food. This program emphasizes whole foods as close to nature as possible. The first part is a little restrictive in order to break your dependence on some "habit" foods, but eases up as you learn to eat better. The first few days without sugar I had a terrible headache. But I'm feeling a lot better and I really hope I can learn to keep sugar out of my diet.