Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Back to Normal?

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
-Whoopi Goldberg
Some normal knitting:
I finished Ray's cotton sweater before our trip but just blocked it. He's been busy so I didn't ask for a model - maybe one of these days.

You can get all the specifics here.

While we were traveling, I did very little knitting. One thing I worked on was a cowl using a brioche stitch. I had a lot of trouble - a lot! I finally decided to frog it and will do some research and begin again later.

I also worked on a market bag. It is close to being done.

After we got home, I knit this cowl - actually I knit it 1 1/2 times! When I was 1/2 way done, I realized that I read the pattern wrong so I frogged it and began again. It is a fast easy knit. The photos make it look gray; it is actually a very pretty soft blue.
 You can see the specifics here. This is hand dyed wool.
Some normal sewing:
I finally found a little time to be in the sewing room yesterday. I began making HSTs for a quilt I hope to put together at an upcoming retreat.
Some other things:

We've found time for some walks and Ray's been riding his bike.

We've spent time with some friends and the calendar is beginning to fill up.

I've been spending a LOT of time working on Ray's computer. His photos have used up most of his internal hard drive. He uses Lightroom to organize his photos and I am learning way too much about Lightroom since I needed to move well over 18000 photos. I needed to do it correctly - no second chances here! While I've been working - it's rather time consuming - I've been knitting a pair of socks.

Tomorrow we are headed to a Farmer's Market, the Apple Computer store, and hopefully the Dairy where we like to buy cheese. We have a long list of errands.

Yes, this all feels normal!


  1. Ooh, what's happening at the Apple Store? You've accomplished a lot since you got home!

  2. Sounds like you are back to 'normal' life. Beautiful knitting stitches, hope the errands go well today.

  3. Sounds like you've been busy! I always heard retirees remark that they were busier retired than they ever were when working and thought that they must have been exaggerating ... now that I'm retired, I'm not so sure that they were exaggerating (or at least not all that much). ha! That's such a pretty cowl, and what we see of the socks so far is fabulous - they're going to be gorgeous.

  4. The cowl looks blue to me. It looks pretty (the stitch and the color).



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