July is one of those months that just steamrolls me --4th of July holiday, Michael b-day, Jennifer's b-day, Nancy's b-day, my b-day, our anniversary, then preparation for our KY family reunion. It is just a sensory overload. My friends that know me very well, know that I get overwhelmed by this kind of thing.
This year is no different. It is even more so. This is the big 50 for me, Nancy and Jennifer--our year of Jubilee!
I have told Michael that I want a big party. I have made out the guest list, scanned the photso for the slide show and the rest is up to him. To some people 50 may not be a big deal, but to me it is. It is a milestone and as a milestone, it needs to be celebrated. I am not stressing over the number, although, I have no idea how I have gotten this old. I don't think of myself as 50 or of Michael as 51. I still feel like I am in my mid 40's. My body and face may tell a different story, but in my mind I don't consider myself 50.
Anyway, what have I finished knitting this week?
This is my workshop shawl. It is called Little Elizabeth and is knit in Mini Maiden, which is a silk/wool blend that feels like all silk. It is called Crimson, but is more like Raspberries with a little cream mixed in. I used some lovely slightly iridescent beads on it. Just a little bling!
This is a new design called Twilight Sonota. Michael named this one. It is a half circle shawl with beads in the Stockinette body, then a lovely bead-dripping lace edging. I hand painted this yarn in navy blue, mulberry and golden brown. It went perfectly with the variation of iridescent beads in those shades.
Weight loss this week -- .4 lbs. That means 5.2 lbs remaining to lose.