Do you remember those twin doilies I made for my Mother-In-Law for her bedside tables. Well they are no longer twins as my mother-in-law decided to have one framed. She’s taken it to this specialty place that deals with heirlooms and original artwork, has had museum quality glass put over it, and according to my father-in-law has cost him $400. I guess I shouldn’t knit her new doilies every year, I may cause them to go bankrupt. Nick is tasked with getting a picture of this framed doily when he goes to visit his parents in a couple of weeks. We both can’t go because I have to stay home with the dogs, because until their dog of 13 year dies, our dogs aren’t welcome because they overpower their dog and wear her out. I’m not upset by this, as it means a couple of quiet days at home knitting and watching chick flicks.
I’m working as hard as I can between playing Wii and working way to many hours on the Tamarix Blanket. Its coming along, although not as quickly as I’d like. I’m debating about my next project already, I have it narrowed down to three possible projects 1) finish Elizabeth so I’ll have it for this fall, 2) Midnight Sun Tam I have a kit for, or 3) pick out another fair isle vest to knit. I absolutely love and wear to death (in winter) my vest I knit last year from Knit Picks and so I’m kinda leaning toward that because I could probably get it finished by the time vest weather arrived. But I’m also leaning towards finishing Elizabeth. Oh decisions, decisions. I probably won’t actually decide until its time to start knitting and then it’ll probably be the mood of the moment. I really want to only have one main project on the needles, and then have my blankets I knit on for the house as extras. Really who would have thought planning knitting could be so time consuming and mind encompassing.
Our weather finally sorta broke. Its still warmer then I’d like, upper 80’s low 90’s, but the humidity has dropped off a tad. I can’t wait for fall/winter. Hopefully we’ll now be able to get in some nice bike rides on the weekend.