No knitting yesterday, as my carpal tunnel was acting up. I wore my wrist brace last night, and it's definitely feeling better.
Red Top is getting so close I can taste it. I'm getting a bit bored with the miles of stockinette and I'm ready for a new challenge. I've been getting complements from everyone who has seen it in progress. The bright red color is very popular. All I've got left is the front yoke from neckline up the two shoulder sides, and one sleeve. Tomorrow we're driving down to visit my sister, so I'll have a couple of hours of car-knitting time and some hanging-out-knitting time too. I'll probably be able to finish it by next week sometime, then it's on to the Leaf Lace Shawl!
I cast on for the Shawl on Thursday, just to have something different to work on at knitting club for a little while. I missed a yarnover on row 9 and of course didn't discover it until I realized I was a stitch short at the end of row 11. I wasn't careful enough about tinking the S1-K2tog-PSO part and ended up dropping stitches. I'll have to start over. But heck, it's only way at the beginning, and I learned a lesson about proper unknitting. So no great loss.
In non-knitting news, Mike finished installing the new floor in the room we're calling the library. It's pre-finished Bolivian Rosewood (sounds expensive, but it was very reasonable at Lumber Liquidators), and it came out beautifully! The next step is strip the Beatrix Potter wallpaper border, clean the walls, and prime them. Today we're going to Home Depot to look at paint colors, and maybe area rugs. I've looked on several websites and catalogs, and I'm having a lot of trouble deciding on a pattern style for the rug. I don't really care that much for oriental style designs, but I don't want something super geometric and/or contemporary either.
In adoption news, Mike asked me yesterday about setting up an adoption blog. He was very pleased to hear that our Typepad account supports up to three seperate blogs. So we may get that project underway soon too. We had our second home visit with the social worker last week and it went just as smoothly as the first one. She says assuming she receives all our reference letters, etc., she should have the report done by mid-July. Wow -- this is really happening!
And speaking of baby boys, did I mention I saw a Devan-Along at Nancy's blog, Bronx Girl Knits? I'm planning to make Devan as my first baby project for our new little one. However, I won't know how big he is until we get the actual referral and that won't be for at least a few months. I guess I'll have to host a "Devan Behind" next fall or winter. :-)
In the meantime, I leave you with "Heidi-In-The-Field":
Have a great weekend!