But now it's all done. These are some of the more recent photos.
|Onions with clover|
The list of home renovation projects I planned for this year is done. This is the new deck we put on (no, I didn't do that - I paid a super contractor for the fine work), as well as resided this part of the house.
Which leaves me with knitting and spinning. I've been sadly neglecting my spinning in favour of working with cashmere and silk but the wheel is in my dining room and is starting to give me dirty looks every time I go by.
The Baby Surprise Jacket is done. I have to agree, it is truly a marvel of engineering but it has also reinforced my belief that Garter Stitch comes from one of the inner circles of hell and is what knitters who end up in purgatory get to work with. I know - you all have a favourite pattern worked in garter stitch and I'm sure it's lovely. But I found this to be endless and apart from a few rows where I had to pay attention, it was painfully dull.
The Ginger Alhambra is moving along. There are 17 repeats completed. I'm aiming to do about 23 and then it'll be done. And believe it or not, the Indigo Montoya socks that have lived in my purse for what seems like forever, are almost done! Which is good because I feel a need to knit mittens coming on. I think they're the perfect summer knitting, small enough for instant gratification and they aren't piles of wool in your lap when it's 30C. And - they'll actually be done when you need to wear them.