Geez, if I wanted to read this much, I'd get a book!
TTI? 2/1 lpc? 2/1 rpc? What the what?!?
Needless to say, I did not use this pattern. I put it in my pattern binder, where it will stay until I become much more experienced with knitting.
Speaking of knitting, I discovered a forum on Ravelry devoted to finished projects made from Madelinetosh yarn, which is what I've made several items from, including the pink baby sweater and the cabled feather cowl. It's incredible to see so many beautifully-knit things; not only is it inspiring me to *gulp* start the sweater that I bought the yarn for when I was at the Madtosh store in May, but it's also great to see how different colorways look when they are knitted up. Of course, it also makes me want to buy more yarn, but that's pretty normal for a knitter...I'm assured. By other knitters. What? ;)
We've been eating a lot of fresh tomatoes and basil this week, thanks to my basil that finally grew! I planted it from seed and it took a lot longer than I thought it would to sprout - eventually we moved the planter to a sunnier area and I think that helped. When I opened the packet, I was expecting more seeds than what was in it, and somehow I managed to only scatter them around the outer edge of the planter. I tried stirring up the soil at the time, but it didn't help much:
A ring of basil. Farmer John, I am not!
It may not look lush and perfect, but it sure does taste good! And thanks to seeing Roz use it on her blog, I bought some balsamic reduction, which kicks my homemade Caprese salad into gourmet status, if I do say so myself!
It goes without saying that it's hot here - mid-summer in Texas? Yes. Which is why I was surprised to see Paco make himself comfortable yesterday afternoon (it was 98 degrees at the time) when I went outside to take a picture of the basil:
I guess he needed some Vitamin D? I stayed outside for a few minutes, in the shade like a sane person, so he would get the sun he apparently needed, but I finally went back inside and naturally, my shadow followed.
Can you tell that I spent a lot of time knitting this week? Not a lot of fun pictures/stories to show; but it was really nice to step back from the busyness of running club after three weeks of registration and then the egg hunt, and get to relax a bit. I was ready for that. Tomorrow we even have a roll-back on our mileage for the long run...only 2 miles. Ahhh!
Have a great weekend!