The purse stitch scarf is all finished. And so is “Remembering Honey” from this summer’s Interweave Knits. Unfortunately, I have followed Great Gran to the beach: Mom had to go back to Atlanta but Great Gran said she wasn’t coming home – possibly ever – so Michael, the dog and I have all come down to Mary Esther to be with her. This is only unfortunate (the beach itself is great – nice breeze off the water, the Sock Frenzy, “I Dream of Jeannie” every afternoon) because the digital camera doen’t work with M’s laptop and there is no scanner even if I DID do one-hour processing on my photos. So you will just have to wait to see how they turned out. Great Gran has let me start her scarf (her color is Strawberry Patch) so that does dull the pain of no visuals a little bit.
Also, I have a quandry. I want to make the “Short-sleeved striped cotton sweater” in Vintage Knits (actually, I want to make just about everything in that entire book) but I can’t decide on colors. I would love love love to make it in the Rowan handknit dk cotton that the pattern calls for, it just looks like dreamy yarn AND machine washable to boot, but it is a little pricey. I have discovered that Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece is a great (and economical) substitute – despite it being handwash only and dry clean for anything involving more than one color – but I can’t decide on colors. If anybody has any brilliant ideas, please let me know.