Friday evening we headed out to the cabin so we could get an early start on a hike Saturday morning. We went on the Iron Goat Trail; it’s nine miles one way, but we got extra hiking in as we explored several new – and unfinished – trails. It’s a beautiful hike and the weather was perfect. Took us most of the day; we were out for almost seven hours. My knees and hips held up pretty well, only complaining in the last mile or so.
Sunday dawned with a little joint stiffness which was quickly worked out as I tackled a project I’ve been putting off too long: cleaning out the carport. I threw out several bags of stuff, swept up mounds of leaves and sawdust, and did a bit of much-needed organization. It’s not done, but it’s a lot better.
A little pruning and weed-pulling rounded out my afternoon, then I enjoyed a little sitting time with some knitting.
I got a lot of knit projects blocked – the Catkin Shawl, Rockefeller Shawl, a short scarf, and three squares for a friend who’s making an afghan. Pics below. I started two new projects (of course): a pair of Envy Mitts with leftover madelinetosh from the Catkin shawl, and a My Heaven lace shawl. I also did a few shells on a nearly-complete modular shawl.
(Catkin Shawl, blocking. Need to find buttons for it.)
(Rockefeller Shawl, blocking.)
(“Mum’s Pretty Neckwarmer“, a short scarf with buttons at one end.)
(Three 10″ squares for an afghan.)