Good afternoon. Oh boy has this Tuesday flown by. I meant to sew after my workout but I ended up taking a pick-me-upper nap to recharge my energy. The husband is home today, getting over a bug; he’s been workin’ hard and exhausted from everything; he’s definitely on the mend and feeling better by now.
For you fellow, US mums, how was your Mother’s Day? I had a great weekend. Friday night we started watching The Crown; it’s really good and interesting. I got to sleep in Saturday before starting prep on my potluck dish. My Mama’s Day was spread out over the weekend as our crew went up to the city Saturday to celebrate with my mum and my grandmother’s birthday was thrown in as well. It was a Tex-Mex kind of luncheon with my mom’s chips & salsa appetizer along with rolled up deli meat with cheese + chili verde stew & soft tacos (shrimp and catfish); my SIL’s fruit salad; and our seafood, Cobb salad. Cake was from Costco.
Sunday my youngest surprised me with a handmade card that had a waterfall card technique incorporated. I was very happy. Her sister, on the other hand, tells me she didn’t know which day was Mother’s days(・｀ヘ´・;)ゞ – hmph.
Anyways, I basically got to stay at home in my llama flannels and sew. I started work on my Cleo skirt, from tracing out the pattern to cutting out the pieces of fabric, and am currently up to working on the waistband. I’m really excited to finish my very first skirt that I may be able to blog about later this week.
So I had planned to post this earlier, but then I felt the need to make some graphics on Word. This series before was entitled, “For Me,” and had been created to cover anything that was slated for me, but I decided to break it up to separate the crafts as not only am I knitting for myself but am also sewing for me.
You see here the finished section of the top portion of my Field & Scout (Light and Up) shawl. I reached the required number of stitches last Saturday night. I then knitted the first row of the teal which will start the lace section. I tried to get further during Stranger Things but I didn’t want to mess up since my attention was divided. I think I am going to have to switch to Continental knitting when making YO’s (yarn overs) and K2tog’s; it’s too tricky to do all of that in the Portuguese style. I will really need to sit down with some focus music to work this new section.
And since I didn’t have much to show knitting-wise, I decided to add in the Made For series. I’m sure you noticed I wasn’t part of the May, Once Upon a Sock. I had frogged what I had of the teenager’s She Who Breathes sock because I had her try it on and it was way too tight to get over her heel. I had given it second whirl and had her try it on earlier in its progress, but the fabric was stretched out to the max. In disgust, I let the frogs loose.
I had planned to start a sock for myself so I would have a break from hers but the mama guilt kicked in. So, I started for what is hopefully third time’s a charm.
What’s different this time is I CO with 56 stitches, eight more than the first, two times. I just started the heel flap. I’m using US 2’s (2.75mm) and plan to use them until I reach the foot so my kid should have room for sure while putting her foot into each sock.
I’ve knitted on this on and off before pick up but switched back to reading as a few requests came in and there are waiting lists for them.
Okay, I’m off to start dinner. Do share what you did for Mama’s Day. I sure enjoyed seeing fellow IG’ers share pictures of them with their mothers &/or kids or old photos of their mums who have passed. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday. TTYS.