Monday, July 13, 2015

as it happened

Thank you all so much for your good wishes regarding my foolish injury - much appreciated! Update: my thumb no longer aches all the time, so that is good progress! I hope to get back to outdoor projects (beyond the minimum daily requirement of chores) in another day or two. This blog post will be the most typing I've done in a week!

One small achievement: after not knitting at all for a few days, I did manage to finish my hap, in a series of many, many, very short stints of knitting.


 and blocked, using roughly one million pins:

and finally, posted on my ravelry project page
two days before the hap-a-long deadline.
Photographed at sun-up:

I wish you could feel this - it's so light.
It's not even weighing down the ferns.
Not quite as light as cashmere, but then, not much is.

I'm well pleased with it!

It will make a cozily warm - but light! - neckerchief/scarf.

I will very likely knit another.
Hap construction is interesting, and apparently addictive:
many hap-a-long knitters made more than one,
and most of them were shawl-sized, or even blankets!

In other news, it's been raining. A lot.

When not actually raining, it's been very hot and muggy.
We had one pleasant day last week; it was very hot but not as muggy.
That day, Campion (my Champion) was not feeling well.

He's FINE now.
So I spent six anxious hours on a chaise in the paddock,
keeping an eye on him.
Apart from anxiety, it was nice to be outside and not getting rained on.

You probably can't tell, but in the picture below,
the rain was coming down in sheets.

I've been spending a lot of time on the porch.
If you come visit, you can spend time on the porch, too.

I highly recommend it.