We had a great weekend in Baltimore with most of my family, as my nieces threw a surprise 40th anniversary party for my sister and brother-in-law. They really went all out, and it was a great party with wonderful food, drink, and company. The only down side of it was that we spent most of the time we were there getting ready for, or being at, said party, and as a result didn't get a lot of chance to just visit with everyone. However, we have another big family event coming up in November, so we'll have a lot of chances to visit then, if not before.
Then, yesterday and today, I had to take sick days from work. Some kind of sudden flu-like thing, which has settled down considerably, but really threw me for a loop. And I hate to take sick days, as I don't have that many in the first place! But unless something unexpected happens, I feel good enough to head back to work tomorrow.
So, I had wanted to post pictures of something I've been working on and forgot to mention. I started this at the beginning of August, and though it's been giving me fits sometimes, I'm enjoying it when it works!
Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
I'm using Swan's Island Certified Organic Merino Fingering yarn, and not only is it pretty yarn, but it's really soft and pleasant to use for knitting. This shade is, I believe, called Indigo. Since taking this photo, I've made it a little bit farther along. But due to my poor counting/chart reading skills, it has been a challenge.
Also, like a lot of other people - knitters and otherwise - I love different types of bags. Tote bags, box bags, handbags, notions bags - you name it, I probably have too many of it. But this is the bag I chose to tote the project in, because I'm sure that Stephen Colbert would be pleased ...