As much as I’d love summertime to show up, this weather is good for the knitting. Here we are at the end of July & I am working on an alpaca & silk cardigan?! Nuts, man. The cardigan I speak of is Connie Chang Chinchio‘s spring IK design: my purple cocoon cardi.
For the moment we are ignoring the problems I had with the front left piece, okay? This is the start of a sleeve:
The former-earring-cum-marker is at Row 39. I have another 20 or so rows of this cocoon pattern to go.
Hydrangeas also like rainy, cool Julys:
In & amongst the hydrangeas is a wildflower (weed?) that didn’t quite get thinned out this year. Austerity Tip – to avoid spending $$$ on mulch just let the wildflowers be. Oh and yes, DH has yet to cut the grass.
Other exciting but fully unrelated news: (A) right foot is on the mend; (B) right foot was not broken! Took me 3 weeks & 2 follow-up visits to the Dr. to get this simple x-ray report… Universal health care. As Uncle Pat always said, “Remember you are dealing with bureaucrats. Be nice to them. They are bureaucrats.” That’s all I have to say about that.
Since the sprain is now low-grade, I have liberated my foot from the infernal boot. It was giving me blisters even with cushioning & a sock & moisturizing. I am to do physio, and all that good stuff. In the meantime, I am getting the knack of walking sans right boot cast.