Shades of Green

It’s been pretty gray and rainy and chilly here for the last few days.  It has happened rarely since we moved here last fall, so I’m still enjoying it.  We’re about ready for some warmer weather though.  Davey is ready to storm the waterpark which opens Memorial Day. It better start warming up soon!

So at the moment he is engaged with, yep, superheroes and I thought it might be a good time to write my blog.

I have three primary knitting projects going on at the moment.   It worries me a little that I am now categorizing my projects.  I actually have a 4th which should be grouped in the primary category, but it’s going to be hot pink, and that did not go with my “Shades of Green” title.

First I’m working on a very “cabley” hat.  My friend Susan gave me the yarn.  It’s the cool Shelter yarn by Jared Flood (his pattern as well).  It’s not really soft but it feels really good.  Kinda rustic, and every once in awhile I come across just a small piece of grass in the yarn.  I love that.

Next, I am working on Wendy Johnson’s Mystery Shawl KAL.  So far so great!  This pattern is not difficult (so far *knock on wood*) especially if you use stitch markers to mark each of the 12 stitch repeats. I’m knitting this with some “On Your Toes” bamboo, but it feels warmer than bamboo usually feels to me.

Finally I started a new pair of socks (I’m on a mission to knit up my sock yarn!).  They are just plain stockinette but the yarn is this very fun self-striping yarn from KnitPicks called “Green Veggies”.  I love it!  It shifts from one really pretty shade of green to the next.

So there’s the “primary” projects.  Davey has now shifted to playing with his tub of farm animals.  He just asked me to take his splint off for awhile as it was itching him.  So we’re resting.

I’ve got plans to try a new recipe tonight.  I was looking through my notebook of recipes that I’ve collected, and I found one that I’ve never made but always wanted to.  It’s a Rachael Ray recipe called “You Won’t be Single for Long Vodka Cream Pasta”.  So that’s the plan for tonight.  We’ll see how it goes.  Maybe Davey will like it.

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6 thoughts on “Shades of Green

  1. I feel like I’m back in Seattle–this weather is crazy! My poor dog is not liking all the rain and thunder.

    I love all your “green” projects. Can’t wait to see the pattern on the shawl!

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