Not surprising, I was tired getting off the plane picking up the car and getting to Carmen’s house last evening. The car knew how to get there which was a help for me as I have ceased to do time zone changes with any kind of equanimity what so ever.
It also explains why, again I was awake in the middle of the night, having fallen asleep on top of the couch wrapped up in my usual LLBean sleeping sack while I had waited for Carmen to get home from an evening out.
Since Carmen teaches English as a second language classes at her church on Saturdays (well, actually she runs the whole program including a luncheon [bribe] for the other teaches following the classes) I had the morning and early afternoon to traipse around looking at patterns and fabric. I didn’t find anything at G Street for which I was sincerely astonished, but did find several useful items at Hancock’s in Gaithersburg.
There is this fun free pattern on Ravelry called Nessie. When I got bored and tired of working on the green baby pod, I decided that I could work on this.
this Nessie is knit on a 4.00 mm needle out of Monarch Sport Weight sock yarn (350 yards of which there was less than one left). Composed of both short rows and one long set of increases, it curls most delightfully
up to layer comfortably about the neck. In this light it might not be clear, but the lemon yellow, bright grass green and orange remind me strongly of sherbert.
The baby pod is also finished.