It's been a while since I last posted, and here's the reason. I've been spending every spare minute working on this hat which should have been mailed off a few days ago. It's called an Andean Chullo and should be pretty warm, but boy, was it ever a project. Additionally, I was trying to finish the 650 page book John Adams for this morning's book group. Both were accomplished, and now I can get back to something easier in both the reading and knitting departments!
Before I started the chullo, I did make a quick baby hat at the request of my son for his friend who's soon to be a dad. I have a pair of booties and a tiny pair of socks on my needles as part of this as well.
As far as what else is happening on the home front, We took an overnight trip to Port Townsend last Friday but headed home on Saturday as it was pouring. (Our room looked right out onto the water, and the place was within walking distance to the ferry terminal. One of the rooms was where scenes from the movie The Officer and the Gentleman was filmed.)
Then yesterday we spent much of the day with the grand kids in Magnolia which had been the site of a yarn bombing! I heard a little girl say, "Oh, look! That tree is wearing a sweater." Just about every other tree on both sides of the main drag was "dressed" that way, too. I guess magnolia trees and their friends need to keep warm?!
Oh yes, someone asked me how often the bromeliad blooms. After the flower blooms, the parent plant dies! (It is a succulent that is related to the pineapple.) As the flower blooms, the plant usually sends up a new shoot, so life goes on! This plant was a Mother's Day gift a long time ago!
Well, Mocha is reminding me that it's time for her dinner, so I'll sign off for now. Have a great week!