Yes, still working on the Fuchsia Lace Scarf. I thought that I would be finished with it this week as I was down to my final skein. Then upon further inspection and a quick try on, I realized that I was coming up short. Yes, not only was I short on scarf, I was short on yarn. So, off to Have You Any Wool in the hopes that they had more of the Jamieson’s DK in the color “Purple Haze” that I needed. Lucky me, they had it and in the same dye lot. I bought three more skeins just to CMA. Only about two more feet to go and I think it’ll be the right size. My yarn guru’s assure me that with blocking it will stretch more width wise than length wise. I really would like to get it off the needles as I have lots of plans for fall projects and despite the extreme heat that we’re having right now, fall is right around the corner.
Also progressing along is the Feather and Fan sock. I am attempting to use my petunias as cover for my non-pedicured toes. This is sock #1. I should be able to finish up and start #2 this week. I am really enjoying this pattern as it’s easily commited to memory and turning out well with the self striping yarn. Other sock stuff that I have going on….I started a Cascade Fixation sock of my own design using a short row heel for the first time. I don’t know if it’s the yarn, or if I’m just not liking the look of the heel itself but I intend to frog back and do a heel flap. The “at work” Jaywalkers are coming along, sock #1 is almost finished and again I should be able to finish up and start #2 this week barring any interruptions like meetings. I really hate meetings.
In other non knitting news; my sister Gus and my niece will be coming to Michigan for a visit in a couple of weeks. Very cool, I’ll have someone to play with instead of spending my summer saying “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do”. I’m sure we’ll be hitting a few LYS’s, and the Eastern Market. My shoulders are slowly healing. I am doing my home exercise program with some modifications. Like every one else this summer, we’re trying to stay cool during this hopefully soon to end heat wave.