My goodness, we have had the warmest Spring weather. I worked two days to clean up debris from beds and along the fence line. It is tedious work that has to be done early in the Spring. I worked on getting as much Vitamin D as I could. But I tired quickly. I am really getting older and it is hard to keep up with all the work.
I have moved the weedeater from the shed to the house. I think I can safely move the snow shovel back to the shed.
I took a brief break from knitting the vest to do some sewing. I decided to try the 1600 strip quilt that was on the internet for a while. I did not like it. I am now trying to decide how to make it look better. I talked to a friend that had also made one of these quilt tops. She did not like it either. So it isn't just me.
I also have been listening to a British mystery novel on audio borrowed from the library. I have been spinning some of the gold fiber I have. It will make a small skein, but is a pretty color. I had some grey CVM cross that I dyed with correopsis tinctoria. So it came out a really nice deep warm gold.
I found a rubbermaid container full of dyed fibers. Sigh! It is unbelievable that one can have so much stuff. I really need to find a home for some of this stuff.
A friend had to have an outpatient procedure this week, so I was the designated driver. I wish I could film the looks of people while I am knitting and reading my Kindle on my lap. It is simple circular knitting on the sweater I am making for myself. I am almost to the point to start the Fair Isle work. I finally decided that I am going to knit 12.5 inches and do a braid. Then I am going to start the armholes and pattern work. I am going to steek the armholes. This is my own doing of putting together 3 patterns I like. I cannot even imagine what it will look like when done. I am resigned that it will be a sweater I will wear a lot-probably at home. It is targhee wool and is semi-worsted spun. So it is going to wear like iron.
Not a whole lot new this week. I am just trying to focus on knitting the vest, and I keep getting distracted with wanting to do other projects. It is not natural for me to be a monogamous knitter, although I guess technically I am knitting two projects with my brown sweater I take along to work on the stockinette knitting. So I am just plodding along and getting my rows completed.
Have a good weekend. It is cooler now so I can't be outside doing my yard work. I am going to listen to my book and spin some gold for a while.