Friday Gauge Check: Company Edition

It’s time for our Friday Saturday rituals, the ceremonies of escorting one week out and preparing the next one. Which, around here, is the Gauge Check, where I take a look at my week and figure out where I’ve come from and where I’m going. Sometimes there are goals, sometimes I just talk about what’s going on in my life and my crafting. You are all welcome to join in in the comments.

Late again, this time because my mother came in on Thursday and I’ve spent the past three days with her.  She’s leaving tomorrow, and my life will return to normal.

We visited the International Rose Test Garden (where I played with the Macro setting on my camera, obviously), did a lot of walking in Washington Park, hit the Saturday Market, and shared a ton of family gossip.  It was fantastic.

I did manage a bit of crafting, spread through various forms.

Tour de Fleece started!  Did you notice?  Are you spinning?  I haven’t spun every day, but I finished (spinning AND plying) the alpaca/bamboo mix.  Ended up Navajo plying it, which turned out fairly well.  I haven’t taken it off the bobbin yet, but it seems fairly consistent and I’m pleased.

In keeping with my spinning class from Black Sheep, I took apart a sweater, and that will be the next thing I spin.

Not much knitting this week – I put a few rounds on the second Diamonds and Cables sock, a couple of inches on the second Gnarled Oak Cardigan sleeve, and I ripped out the Pi shawl, because I didn’t like it.

Over the weekend, I accidentally discovered what may become a YA series.  I wrote a chapter, and we’ll see where it goes.

Mostly, though, I took a lot of pictures of flowers.

~ by Amber on July 8, 2012.

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