And I'm in denial that my oldest would have started kindergarten this last Monday (if we weren't homeschooling that is!). I'm very glad that I don't have to go through the emotions of putting him on a bus and sending him to school, but I'm experiencing all the other emotions - like disbelief that he can possibly be old enough to be in school! :-(
On the knitting front, the Ravelympics are over! And I did pretty good with 4 projects crossing the finish line! 3 gift knits and one wip. I won't post the gift photos here, but here's the wip scarf that had been hibernating since 2006!It's a very cushy cashmere/wool blend yarn. It knitted up into a very warm and soft scarf - I can't wait to wear it this winter! The pattern is a reversible cable - very cool. Essentially you work groups of K2, P2, K2, P2 rib, and then cable the groups of K2, P2 across each other. The purls end up hiding to the back with the knits popping up in front, and it looks totally reversible! This one is 6 sets of K2, P2 - working 3 cables offset from each other (the outer two cables are worked on the same rows, and the inner cable is worked in the middle of those outer cables.) Did I make sense there? I hope so. It's a great way to do a scarf, since it makes the cable section even denser than normal cables, which gives you a nice thick fabric to keep out the cold!
There's a local natural baby products shop opening up, and the owner wants to sell wool diaper soakers/covers - and she's asked me to supply her! (If you don't know what soakers are, they are knitted pants for babies to wear over cloth diapers. They help to soak up any extra moisture and wick it away from baby's skin.) So I'm busy knitting up a shop sample (and coming up with the pattern at the same time!), and then I'll chug away at knitting up some soakers to sell. Hopefully I'll make a little extra yarn money! :-) Wish me luck!
We're off to King's Mountain for a camping weekend! Let's hope the rain stays away!
Catch you on the flip side! Have a great Labor Day!