It’s hard to believe it’s a week into May already, but it is, and I haven’t blogged at all in that week! (Sorry to anyone who may be reading my blog on a regular basis.) Since spring has sprung, there have been so many things to do outside with my family that I just can’t discipline myself to sit down for any length of time to do any knitting. Even after it gets dark, I’m pretty busy until I go to bed. (And then when I do go to bed, I can’t imagine knitting in it! Imagine falling asleep knitting, then getting poked in the eye in the middle of the night! No, no… it’s much safer for me to fall asleep while reading. :P)
Yesterday, for instance, even though it was windy and chilly, we were all outside working in the yard. My teen was mowing, my DH was hoeing an area around the house that we have plans to landscape, my youngest was playing with his new RC, and I was designing a small container garden. Then my DH took our teen to his soccer game and I stayed home with the youngest and played a little baseball with him. It was a busy, but thoroughly satisfying, day.
Although I am not actively knitting or crocheting anything at this time, I feel the desire to do so. I’m still surfing the net looking at yarn and patterns, and I still want to make socks that are knit toe-up and two-at-a-time on one circular needle. My size 3 40″ circular Inox needle came in, but the size 2 (which is the one I actually need) is on backorder, so I’m still waiting for that. Because I’ve found that I enjoy working with small needles, I have been feeling a strong urge to try my hand at knitting lace, and maybe some shawl-type items. Possibly that ever-popular Clapotis in Artyarns Regal Silk (which would cost me a small fortune), but I still haven’t made up my mind about those yet.
My sister and I, along with my two boys, managed to make it to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds last Saturday. Unfortunately, I think our expectations far surpassed our actual level of enjoyment and it was a bit disappointing, actually. Let me tell you more about it in a separate post…