And we are good!

This, for is, was a fairly tame storm. The OBX didnt fare so well, Ocracoke Island flooded, lots of Hattera island flooded, storm damage all over, from what I’m seeing on Facebook. Our power went out at 3 in the morning, and is back on already, about 10 tonight. We got lucky again, thankfully.

Needless to say, not much knitting actually happened, I got called in to work, and ended up being there from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and we were crazy busy the entire time. I’m off to bed now.

Happy day,

Shannon

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Waiting on a hurricane…

Dorian should arrive tonight. We are ready! Laid in supplies and battened down the hatches. Plenty of stuff on the needles to keep me busy. We are not directly in the path of this storm, we’re about 70 miles inland, but flooding is expected out this way, hopefully not much.

I’ll see you on the other side!

Happy day,

Shannon

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Knitting, living and summer time!

My life is pretty simple lately…work (enough to pay the Bill’s with a little left over for me), taking care of the house/dogs/family, knitting beach time, lots of company. It’s been a great summer! We head to the beach pretty much every weekend, sometimes just Eric and I, sometimes with kids in tow. I’m being scheduled Monday through Friday, so have my weekends free. My niece and her boyfriend are here now, my moms been with us for a few days on her way back home to Florida, Chloe’s oldest friend left yesterday (we had her for 2 weeks), and Kate’s boyfriend comes sometime later this week. I love how my life is panning out!

The purple is Larch, joined to make it a shawly kinda cowl, the blue/brown pink is the Taha Moana cowl in silk (pulled from stash, I have enough of two other colors for another) and the dark is straight mohair being made into another Taha Moana cowl. Still working on hybrid vigour, but with so many people around, simple knitting is the game plan for now. And there are socks, there are ALWAYS socks!

Today Eric and I are headed to Raleigh to see my most favorite band, Social Distortion, with Flogging Molly. I’m excited, and exhausted!

Happy day, y’all,

Shannon

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I did a little thing

It is no secret that I enjoy knitting socks, and have just jumped on the short sock bandwagon. Short socks are a beautiful thing in ENC, it is just too hot for longer socks, but for work, socks are needed! I have an issue with my shoes eating the backs of my socks, and it hasn’t mattered which heel I did, they all slide into my shoes. I am currently working on the the Elfin Lace socks, which are toe up, so I waffled about which heel to do, and finally settled on fleegle, a heel I love and that fits well. Except for the sliding into the shoes thing!

As I was knitting along, kinda worried the recipient would be annoyed at that little quirk of hand knit shorties, I stumbled on an idea. Why not, at the top of the heel and before the minuscule rolled cuff, do some short rows to add just a smidge of height? Well, I did, and I think it may work out!

I added about half an inch of height using wrap and turn short rows, in 2 stitch increments, the third stitch being wrapped. I did three sets, closed my holes, then pulled around. Next up is my cuff and bind off.

This just may work!

Happy day,

Shannon

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May I present…Sea Fog

All finished, well, I have ends to weave in, but I won’t be able to wear this for months, so it counts!

There are definitely a few wobbles and mistakes, but I think in the grand scheme of things they aren’t that bad, and visually, it makes sense, so no harm no foul!

Happy day,

Shannon

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Done!

Nothing major, but the nupps on sea fog are finished. I thought the last dozen on that row would kill me. They did not. Two short charts left and bind off!

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Long weekend

Eric and I traveled to PA and Jersey on friday, basically to see The Bouncing Souls at the Stone Pony on Saturday night. We got in lots of visiting with family and friends, had an incredibly good time at the show, and spent some time on the river at the cabin.

But my heart was happiest yesterday afternoon!

I did get to see the horses, who are all much improved since my visit in March; new manager in place and has a clue how to care for horses!

Y’all know I cried! It was an exhausting and fun weekend, but I am soooooo happy to be home! Today will consist of laundry, a bit of cleaning and spending the afternoon at the wool shop where I’ll work on Larch.

These two shawls are getting g some love today too…

That’s Sea Fog and Hybrid Vigour, both by MaryAnne Mace. I am definitely going to enjoy today, as it’s back to work tomorrow!

Happy day,

Shannon

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