Friday, July 18, 2008

A Lazy Week?

I can't say there are too many VISIBLE accomplishments this week. I did finish my Lace Ribbon scarf - or at least finished the knitting. I have to block it but need to borrow my knitting buddy's blocking board, and she's in Los Angeles visiting her son. (And yes, for those of you who read my blog, her son and my son hang out together sometimes - in fact, 2 of my son's housemates are kids he grew up with here in our little NH town.) Anyway. Mostly I relaxed and I can't tell you how good that feels. I've been staying up til midway through the 11 pm news, knitting while I've watched DVD's of Dark Shadows (a gothic soap I adored as a teenager), Battlestar Galactica season 1, or season 1 of Deadwood. During the day, I've gone to the Wellness Center to get in my required exercise, puttered in my garden/yard, read, and listened to audio books while I've sat on my porch and knitted. Yesterday I started this, my new knitting project.

Nantucket Jacket
Originally uploaded by dswgr6

It's Norah Gaughan's Nantucket Jacket. I'm using Berroco Pure Merino in a periwinkly blue. The yarn is so soft and springy and the pattern is just challenging enough to be interesting without being frustrating. Not exactly mindless knitting, but very enjoyable. I'm listening to Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini, and it's a perfect foil to my knitting. So, while I haven't accomplished some of the goals I've set myself for the summer (organizing my house, repapering a bedroom, etc.) I'm doing a great job on the biggest goal --- relaxing and recharging.


~ P ~ said...

Hi From The Ravelry Comment Train,
I used to love to watch Dark Shadows when I was a teen.
I like the Periwinkle yarn. Look forward to seeing the completed project.

lizzzknits said...

I made the Nantucket jacket last fall, too. We adapted it (in a class) to be knit in one piece to the armholes, then split off for the fronts and back into separate pieces. The other change we did was add short row shaping the collar to make the back of the collar bigger to lay flat. The only photo I have on ravelry is not a closeup, but you can see a finished one! ;-) Thanks for commenting on my blog. Liz

Pirk said...

I like the yarn for your Nantucket Jacket.

My favorite place, back in my childhood was the attic, and that is why my blog name has Attic in it. I also Knit and crochet.


artes manuais said...

i"m lazy too,its too hot in portugal!!!

Gosh Yarn It! said...

Wow! I love this jacket. What a wonderful project! You are very creative. Good luck finishing it!