Well, we're 90% packed and leaving tomorrow morning for NY. BH says 5:00am, I say 6am. We'll see.
House is cleaned and our bedroom finally put back together, laundry done, fridge cleaned out, bills paid, children notified.
My hip is still kind of wonky; still on ibuprofen. It helps A LOT! Funny, though, it doesn't seem to bother me when I'm driving. Just getting in and out of the car. That's a good thing.
I have 3 more rows on the second red sock before starting the toe decrease. But I know I need more knitting than that to take with me. So I started a shawl this morning. A simple pattern. I need mindless knitting for traveling. It has only 4 pattern rows. Easy enough, eh?
Mind you, I did try a triangular lacy pattern shawl. Ripped it 3 times before I realized this might not be the time to start that. I love the pattern, just couldn't get my head around the increases; kept winding up with one stitch too short! Aarrgghhh.
Oh well. I really wanted to knit that pattern for my future daughter-in-law as a wedding gift. I plan on spinning white merino with irridescent firestar glitz and pearl beads, 2-ply, fingering weight. I envision it will be beautiful! I will need to get started on the spinning soon! Thank God there's no wedding date yet. Son is dragging his feet. Don't know why. They've been together now for almost 5 years! Geezz, I don't think there's too much more you could know of a person that you don't already! I think I've gotta have a talk with him very soon.
Hope you all have a very productive, happy 2 weeks. I shall return.
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