I have finished my Summer Blooms cardigan and the leg warmers for Ashely. I had to tear out the toe of my Basic socks because I made them too long even for my big feet. So I redid the toe and now I have to make the second sock. I have made this pattern many times but I always used fingering weight yarn. The pattern calls for sport weight yarn. So this time I am making it with sport weight yarn Knit Picks Stroll and they are soft and cushy. I am going to love these socks. Since I am a diabetic and have some nerve damage in my feet I need cushy socks.

This morning I read The Cat Manual by Michael Ray Taylor, a fun and quick read. I got it free from Amazon by going to for daily deals. Now I am reading Warrior Women An Archaeologist’s search for history’s hidden heroines by Jeannine Davis-Kimball, PhD with Mona Behan.

I want to start Anne’s Cardigan designed by Kathy Broughton. Downloaded from Knit Picks for $ 5.99. I am going to make it out of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn in Blue Yonder, a lovely blue color that is so soft and cuddly.

I am still working (slowly) on my Clarus from  Mastering lace shawls Craftsy class by  Laura Nelkin.

Busy, busy, busy….

What I have been doing…

I am 90% done with my Summer blooms cardigan, a crew neck cardigan in Knit Picks stroll tonal fingering in Summer Blooms colorway, a tonal of warm pinks.  It is a super-wash so easy to take care of. Since I’ve lost 65 pounds in the last 10 years, none of my cardigans fit me anymore, so I have to make new ones. Not really a chore since I love to knit for myself.

I have finished Ashely’s leg warmers. She wanted some with buttons up the sides in natural so I chose Knit picks Swish worsted weight in bare. It is a super-wash for easy care. Now we need to decide on the 18 buttons they require. It’s the first time she has asked me to knit for her so I want them to be beautiful.

I have started the second of the two shawls in my video class Mastering Lace shawls with Laura Nelkin from Craftsy I am making it in Knit Picks Shadow in Pink Posy (it’s actually a soft lavender color).

I just joined Good Reads recently and have been enjoying that. I have entered some giveaway’s but haven’t won anything yet. I love to read and I am really enjoying my Kindle Fire.

Aedyn is to the point of walking. He has taken a few tentative steps on his own. Sometimes he stands without assistance without even knowing it. He figured out that he can lean against the couch or the ottoman so both hands are free to play with his toys and sometimes he’s just standing playing and not leaning. He is very curious and into everything. What a joy in our lives.

Well, that’s what I’m doing. How about you?