Again. Where did the week go?
Work and feeling poorly and laundry and cooking and knitting have taken up most of my life this past week. I have been recently diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis-and autoimmune disease and it has been hard to wrap my head around this and the long term implications. I start a scary drug next weekend and am trying to lose weight and get into a regular exercise routine to help myself feel better. My girlies are coming for a quick visit this coming week--baby Rosie has an appointment at Seattle Children's Hospital. There are some concerns with her hip development so you can imagine the stress level her mama has been feeling since they received this news last week. I am so looking forward to kissing those little girls' faces!!! ( I couldn't find a recent photo of the 3 girls--so showing one of these 2 instead)
In knitting news, the beautiful MadelineTosh sweater I was intending to make for Lyddie is now intended for little sister Mille as I seriously misjudged my yardage! It will look just as beautiful on Millie as it would have on Lyddie.
I am still working on my first ever socks--but as you can see, I am almost done with the rib on the leg. I am actually excited to try a second pair -I have some beautiful yarn and a brand new pair of Addi Sock Rockets size 0 to use! My husband gave me those new needles for Valentines Day. :) He is a gem!
I have also made a little progress on my rill scarf--but I have a long way to go too. This project is like knitting with dental floss-it is that thin.
Last I am showing you some lovely, delicious, beautiful yarn I purchased yesterday at my local yarn shop. It is called Rylie and is made by HiKoo, It also happens to be the official/ recommended yarn for the upcoming Knit Purl Hunter mystery shawl knit along called The Hole Story.
Has anyone else heard of it or plan to join? Her kal's are always so well done and there is always so much support from her and the group. This yarn is not cheap --actually it is $26.99 a skein--the kal requires 2 skeins. Imagine my delight when my lys was having hourly sales yesterday and I was able to purchase 2 and get 1 free!! This yarn is part baby alpaca, mulberry silk and linen--I can hardly wait to start. I think the start date is April 4th.
I am also getting ready for another little kal with special hand dyed yarn from Myra at Fancy Image Yarns. We are all choosing a scarf or shawl pattern to wear on the Yarn Train trip form Seattle to Portland on April 4th! I have lots to good fiber stuff to look forward to. Now if only I could manage to finish something!
Ta Ta for now....