Rather than a leisurely lie-in on Friday (my day off), I had to get up earlier than I normally do for work, take my car to the garage and wait while they repaired the windshielf wiper motor. To be fair, the motor worked just fine it just turned itself on and off at inappropriate times. After getting that all sorted, I made a quick trip (if there is such a thing) to Trader Joe's and then home. By then, my weekend schedule was thrown completely off kilter and here I am blogging on a Sunday. Not just a Sunday, but the first Sunday in May!!!
I think this one's going to be long, so grab a cuppa your favorite:
The bird sightings for this blog are very colorful. A pair of rose-breasted grosbeak. Here's a picture of a male and female from the Birds & Blooms website:
As best as I could tell, there were three males and two females. We usually have two or three pairs that stay through the summer, butI haven't seen any that look like they're settling in yet.
With that, here's a broad recap for April - I stitched for some amount of time on 27 days, I knit on 29 and took one day off from both.
I'll start with the knitting. The majority of my knitting time has been for Baby W's blanket.
The pattern is Puffed Baby Blanket from Plymouth Yarn in Lion Brand Baby Soft in the Twinkle Print colorway. I am well into the second ball of yarn. This is a "knit until you're happy with the length" pattern so not sure how much more I have to do.
On the 19th, the first clue for the Knights Who Say Knit mystery MAL dropped. Clue 2 has dropped and Clue 3 will come out tomorrow, I still have two sections of Clue 1 to finish but I am very pleased with how it's coming along. I have done a LOT of unknitting, ripping back and have even learned to ladder down but I'm counting those as gains as they are all things I will need to know in future projects. There are still lots of mistakes but they are ones that I can live with. Here's where I was through section 5 of part 1: