Thanks goodness for the screened porch. I am exhausted! It is heavenly to sit out here and knit. It seems like I feel this tired by this time every year. Is that because I'm not getting younger?
I've been perusing a new knitting book. I don't buy knitting books often. There is the library, after all, and there are all those amazing patterns online. However, I could not leave this one behind. If I'm going to call myself "Caffeine Girl," then I had to buy this one.
I do have a rule about buying knitting books. There have to be at least three patterns I'm sure I'll knit at some point. With this book, the cowls captured my attention immediately. This one is very sweet:
Considering that I wore my wool shawls into late May this year, I think I could find a place in my wardrobe for this one, too:
I really like this sweater. But I do have problems with wool. I need to learn about how to find patterns that work with cotton and linen.
Not that I'm casting on any of these right now. I have yarn for some non-wool projects that I want to do, as well as an embarrassing number of WIPs.
I hope to catch up with my blog reading, this weekend, get outside, and do some things with friends and family.
This is a much-needed three-day weekend, and I am struggling to get work off my mind. The end of the year is always intense because there are students who are not going to graduate on time. They and their parents are very emotional. I feel for them, but I also have to scramble around to find the right GED programs and get their paperwork in order for the fall. I am working with a handful of homeless students this year, and there is one in particular who I am very worried about this weekend.
Enough of that. Time to get back to relaxing!