This is one of my favorite pictures of the Mullica River just off Quaker Bridge. In art class last year Kate painted it. We framed it yesterday and it looks gorgeous. We bought the frame and had the mat custom cut. It will soon be hanging in the living room.
And finally, here is a progress shot of my Icelandic Lace Shaw. I can't tell you how many times I ripped out the dark grey section because the stitch count was off. I can't tell you because I lost count. I was determined to make it as near perfect as I could and so ripped and ripped. I was getting pretty upset with it after a while but I put it aside and now I am finally making progress. It doesn't look like much yet but all those lovely yo's will open up when it's blocked. I am almost finished with the light grey and then it's back to the white. It's a satisfying thing to knit. The pattern is subtle and because it's not laceweight, it's not too frustrating. Peter Kevin wants to build me a blocking frame because he found one on line. I'll let you know how that works out.
Kate taught my niece Maggie to knit. She is almost 8 and my brother reports that she picks up the needles and knits on her own. How cool is that? Oh, and even cooler, Franklin is coming to Kennet Square, PA to take photos for his 1,000 knitters project!!! We are so excited and can't wait. He is coming in April. Kate, Emily and Maggie and I are going.
It's been a lovely weekend. Monday is a holiday (Martin Luther King Day) and some companies are closed. Peter Kevin is off but I have to work. Mental Health stops for no public holiday. The upshot is that PK and Kate are going to do the house cleaning. All I had to do was the laundry (done) and grocery shop (done). Now, today, I can sit and read blogs and knit and listen to the wind blow the wind chime that is outside my bedroom window. We are also watching old episodes of the sitcom "Coupling". It makes me laugh so hard that my stomach hurts. Thank goodness for Netflix and their unlimited streaming video. I hope everyone else is having a good weekend.