Well finally! It seems like forever since I've been here and it was only Friday. I have been busy though. My back is just about back to normal so I spent the weekend with blocking wires and pins. Take a look ladies because I seriously doubt that I'll update Ravelry cause I'm a lazy one. The fact that I've gotten this far is amazing.
Nimbus. I love, Love, LOVE the shape of this thing. My sister says it looks very "Batman." I have to agree. I'm going to have to re-block this puppy. I steam block most everything and with some items, well, they just need a good old fashion wet block. I believe this is one. Once I took the pins an wires out, it drew up....a lot. The yarn is Crazyfoot by Mountain Colors in Red Willow.
Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief. I did a couple of extra repeats....I think it's just a couple. I think this yarn was made for this thing - wish I could remember what it is. The stripes are so great.
Summer Flies is another shawl that I think I'm going to have to re-block. This yarn, Interlacement Seeds - Chairman of the Board Colorway, doesn't have a lot of give to it, so steaming didn't offer up enough give.
Saroyan. Can I stress how happy this yarn makes me? This is my own personal happy rainbow. I smile every time I look at it. The yarn is JoJoLand Melody Superwash and it is so incredibly soft and springy.
Number One Son is back at college. I miss him. I don't know if his brother does, but I also miss their laughter and the general noise....now if I could just get my house back in order before Car Guy gets back from Sweden. It's amazing how the presence of one more person creates more...mess, activity and general disorder. It's also amazing how quickly you get used to them being back. I don't know that I'll ever get used to him being gone.
Tonight I think I'm going to rent this and watch it with Number Two Son. I've already seen it and *Oh My - Gasp* it's amazing. Believe it or not, the kiddo has read the book and wants to watch this with his old Mama. He's discovered this new love of reading (YEA!!!!) and is now reading Angels and Demons. No light reading for that child. He likes to make that brain work. Would you believe he's in an after school bridge club...they play other games as well, but I think it's great that he's learning all these games and the art of conversation that goes along with it. I see a beach trip full of fun and games this summer!