Hiking and cleaning and knitting

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.)


About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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5 Responses to Hiking and cleaning and knitting

  1. jennifer says:

    sounds like a bunch of stuff in the works but nothing finished…I don’t feel so bad now.

  2. atomiclulu says:

    I have Catkin on my Ravelry Que and cant wait to buy and try it. Did you enjoy it?

    • wonkydonkey says:

      I did! The middle part (with all the textured zigzags) took the most attention, and when you get to the third part make sure your floats are looooooose across those bubbles. It blocks out nicely and in the tosh sport has a nice heft to it that I can’t wait to wear this fall.

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