As of late, I’ve been doing some knitting and crocheting (and not much else, like writing blog posts or keeping up on Facebook).
I’ve crocheted some socks and fingerless gloves, and I’ve knitted a tank top (VERY basic pattern). I need to make some adjustments to make it fit. I won’t say my gauge was dead-on, but I don’t know how I could have gotten the width to grow 6” on both the front and back pieces. At least I was consistent.
I’m knitting a VERY basic shawl right now (because the cool Seattle weather is bound to come back eventually) and next destination is socks. I’ve been bitten by the Ravelry bug and have lost mymind. I continue to be optimistic that I can learn the language and techniques that mystify and intimidate new knitters, like “short rows” and “magic loop” and all the abbreviations that seem to make sense to the rest of the knitting world, but not me. I love the internet.
One ball of fun is that Bill and I got to go to Boston for a short vacation at the end of June. I’ve gotten to check off Fenway Park on my list of places I have to go before I die. And on the 100 year anniversary. Pretty cool. We decided not to stay for the rain delay that drove us all from the stands at the top of the 7th (they made us leave the seating area - there was thunder and lightning) so I didn’t get to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in Boston, nor did I get to hear if the Mariners are the only team in baseball that plays “Louie Louie” for their seventh inning stretch. So far they are. Thank goodness. I still don’t get that. Save it for the Huskies. Od post pictures, but they’re on my phone and I just realized that I thought I had my phone charging for the last 3 hours but the connection was loose so the battery is dead. You can look on FB on my timeline on June 25th. Make sure you click the picture to see the whole electronic scoreboard.
Well, I guess that’s about all I have right now. If you want to see how some of my projects are shaping up and you’re on Ravelry, look me up (Kristinkay26).