My two little ones (not very little at all) have been in school for the last two and a half weeks. But despite that, I didn't feel like the summer had ended for me until last week. That's because last week I got home from dropping E off at her university. Since her school is on a trimester schedule, they didn't start classes until the 21st. A has been in London since the beginning of the month where she's spending a semester abroad. Now that all my children are settled at their schools, Fall has begun in earnest.
Progress report on my projects?
I set my February Lady sweater aside over summer vacation. The last thing I wanted to touch during the heat and humidity was my wool and alpaca concoction. I did pick the project up again last week and started the first sleeve.
I started knitting the Uptown Boot Socks by Jennifer Appleby during a trip to Orlando. I had just cast on the second sock when a knot forced my to cut the yarn and roll the skein into a ball. Somehow, that ball never made it back into my bag. Oh the agony!
|My rainbow Citron|
Fortunately I had a backup project: Citron is a cute little shawlette. I used a skein of Norro Sekku. My sister-in-law loved it so much, I gave it to her without even blocking it.
Once I was home, I was able to order another skein of my purple trekking sock yarn so I could finish the second sock. The dye lot wasn't the same, but that's okay. At least the socks are done. E took them to school with her, so I didn't have time to block them.
purple uptown boot socks
I made a little travel jewelry case for A, but didn't finish it until she had already left for London. She found something a catalogue and asked if I could make her one. Being the crafty mom that I am, I whipped one up for her. She's got something to hold her earrings, a compartment for bracelets/watches and a tube to hold her rings. There's even an extra zipper pocket for miscellaneous junk that girls collect.
I have a few more projects that were completed, but I'll save them for next time.