Sorry I have been absent for the last few weeks. I've wanted to write a post and there has been so much going on in my personal life, that I just didn't know what to say and I felt like I had a bit of writers block. Just before we left for our beach vacation, the company that Andy had been working at for the past ten years was abruptly sold. We were very grateful that Andy would keep his job, but things were still in a state of flux. After much thought and discussion, he decided to accept an offer from a new company that is coming to our area. We are both really excited about his new position and I'm very relieved that some of the stress that has been in our lives will hopefully be lessened.
Around the same time of the job upheaval, we found out that a family member has skin cancer. Since this person didn't want other family members to know, I'm not going to say who they are. It's been a battle to get them to agree to see the doctor, and then to let the doctor do a full examination. Fortunately, the first biopsy revealed that the area is not melanoma and is a more successfully treatable form of sarcoma. Please, get your skin checked every year by a dermatologist. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and if anything is found early, it is much more treatable.
I haven't been doing as much designing as I normally do this summer. I have knitted several pairs of stockinette socks, which are one of my favorite things to knit. These are from a Gales Art stenciled sock black that I picked up at MDSW this year. The color is "The Big O". I love how they turned out and they colors are nice and cheerful.
My current stockinette sock project is with yarn from Neely's Knits. The colorway is "Thing 1 and Thing 2". I had to make a bag just for these socks! I love the Cat in the Hat and the Things.
I also cast on for the Solitude Jacket that is in the Knitscene Fall 2015 issue. I'm using Malabrigo Worsted in the Apple Green colorway. It's quite a bit brighter than the picture is showing and looks just like a Granny Smith apple. I haven't knitted a sweater in over a year, and I'm really enjoying the process.
What do you have on your needles this summer?