Even though I love seeing family (especially my sweet nephews), it's wonderful to be back home!
Much knitting was accomplished, much with the help of my five-year-old nephew Dominic, who likes to hold the ball of yarn while I knit (aaawwww!). No pictures of that (sorry!). The other nephew, Nicholas, was too busy playing Gamecube (he's eight).
Back of Nelly was completed before I left. So, I finished the left front
And began the right
Ma and I went shopping at her lovely LYS (sorry no website, but fab store!). I picked up Sarah Dallas Knitting, some Katia Mississippi, and some more Manos Cotton Stria in Bubblegum for Nelly
Also did a little clothes shopping and found a scarf to match Nelly
Really, could it be any more perfect?
Ma also gifted me with some vintage aprons that her mother used (thanks Ma!).
All in all, a wonderful trip!
Then, I came home to the loving arms of BL and mail! I love mail! Best of all, the mail contained the long-anticipated Jaeger Siena in Buttermilk
And I got to start my boatneck last night referencing Grumperina's notes and Rosa from Rowan 35. Grumperina's pattern was dead on (as always with the queen of the maths!), but my gauge is off from what I discussed with Grumperina , so I needed to reference Rowan.
Plus, it really needed a little picot edge.
So, now, full stop on all other projects so that I can finish Limoncello and enjoy it this summer.