This holiday weekend was far too hectic. That being said, it was a great time of food, fellowship, fun and knitting. We had two gathering that we were committed to. We had a cookout with Lonnie, Mary Kathleen and the kids on the 4th. Mary Kathleen and I love to sit and visit. Then Sat, we made a trip to a friend's Lake Hamilton cottage for more food, fellowship and fun. On each occasion, I had many hours of visiting and knitting. Nothing thrills me more than fellowship and knitting. My friends know that I will have my knitting. I think they would take my temperature if I did not bring it along. So my knitting progress was great! I have 34 rows remaining on a triangular version of my "Autumn's Glory". I am making it in a Malabrigo lace weight wool that I hand painted. It looks a lot like their November colorway. I did not even have time to work on the Jojoland sock weight rectangular shawl, but I hope to finish both of these this week.
I have friend testing my Arkansas Diamond Shawl and I am so jealous. I have the yarn and beads to make it, but will not let myself start it until I finish these two. Maybe that will light a fire under me this week. I want to finish the Arkansas Diamond Shawl before my knitting group starts the Ozark Autumn Knit-A-Long at the beginning of Sept. I have to order me another skein of the Trenna and some beads for mine.
Silk yarn--Yes, my sister bought me some silk yarn from China. I hope it is not too thin to enjoy knitting with. She says that she bought some taupe, black and a rust. How much, I do not know. What does it look like, I do not know. She bought so much stuff that she had to mail it all to her home. So, I have to wait 5 weeks for it get shipped to her. Well, its not like I have any time to play with it. Maybe it will be here by my B-day! That would be nice!