Sunday, September 30, 2018

Apparently, One Should Never Joke About Colds...

....because it guarantees that you'll get one.  Last Sunday was our 12th wedding anniversary, and I rounded out the evening by coming down with a sore throat and cold.  Clearly, celebrating milestones with wild abandon is a BIG part of our marriage.....:)

We had declared Saturday a DAY OFF, so I spent the day with the quilt
and went on a towel marathon:
My embroidery machine is having issues again, but I'm able to coax it through designs with only a few color changes.  I'm seriously thinking about getting a new machine in December as I'm now avoiding projects because of the machine's problems, but getting a few things made helps.  The fur-brigade was thrilled:
They're pretty certain the sewing room is just for them.  Isn't everything?

Being sick did give me extra knitting time,
so the birthday trip scarf is now done. Yay!  And before jumping straight to the new sweater, I spent some more time with the Kauni cardigan, then finished the scarf I've been keeping in the car--bringing me to FOUR knitting projects for the year.  Whew!  Watch my speed.....

I was seriously tempted to cast on the new sweater, but I ran across this over the weekend,
 and as I love this yarn, it would count as another WIP for the fall stashdash, AND it's on size 11 needles, I've been working on it.  I love fast projects!!!!!!!  The large needles do wear out my hands eventually, so I did end up checking gauge and casting on the new yarn
which is completely fabulous.  It's so soft--totally worth waiting three years for.

This weekend there's been more knitting than sewing as I've needed to rest still, and we're having some wonderful fall weather finally,
 so today was a walk, gardening, and rest.  And lots and lots of kitty time--isn't there always?