The MDK class with Lorilee Beltman was VERY good and I learned a number of things — including tips & tricks — to make stranded knitting less intimidating! Lorilee is an excellent teacher. And I will knit Latvian mittens (that fit & are symmetrical)… someday!
The kids & I had so much fun!
Davy wants to be part of everything these days!
Ginny & Junah discovered a few small holes in the air mattress when we inflated it, and I patched them, but it wasn’t enough. Davy needed a little comforting at 4am and I noticed that Jun & Gin were basically sleeping on the floor with big poofs of mattress on either side of them! I inflated it a few times on Saturday morning for movie watching, and they had a LOT of fun playing on it as it deflated… and then I tossed it. Junah expressed some concern that no air mattress = no more sleepovers, but I assured him that another would soon be on its way. (It was delivered yesterday! Same brand & pretty much the same price that I paid over four years ago.)
Tiny Needle Tuesday!
And now, something that I haven’t done in AGES!
It’s the start of The Harvest Dance. Those tree branches have to extend a bit more on either side and there will be a lot more leaves & acorns. If there’s a “boring” part of this design, that’s it.
I’m probably going to replace the words “Fancey Blackett” with a repeat of the motif on either side of it all the way across, maybe with some color play. I’m charmed by the name, but also find it distracting.
I am using a lighted magnifying lamp to make this work easier on the eyes. It gets in the way & I bump it once in a while, but I can’t imagine doing this without magnification (at least not while I’m also watching TV or talking to people).
I haven’t knit very much in the past week, but I did place an order for a few colors of Felted Tweed that were running low. I’ll be back to the blanket in no time.