Mom, Daddy, and Lily left today. The house feels so empty without them here. They have a pretty day to drive home - nice and sunny. They let about 7:00 AM and should roll into their driveway between 4:00 and 5:00 PM - depending on the number of stops they make along the way.
I took a couple of pictures of them before they left. Here's one in front of the sunflower tree.
Lily now sports a new tag on her collar since she went missing last month. It gives her name, phone number, and the city and state where she lives. I lectured her good while she was here -- I hope she never ever does that again.
I miss Mom and Daddy more (if that's possible) after they've been for a visit and leave to go back home. How I wish the distance between us wasn't so great.
I finished her bracelet and it was too small. DRAT! It was my third attempt. The first two attempts were both way too large. Hopefully, the fourth time will be the charm. I need to loosen up when knitting these. One side - and I don't know if it's the cast on or the bind off edge - is nice and loose and the other one pulls and makes the bracelet twist. Looks like I'll have another chance to practice. UGH!
Momma finished her little Lotus Leaf Scarf a couple of nights ago. She knit it out of Mini Moochi on #4 needles. Tiny. The colors are so pretty. I know she'll enjoy this a lot.
Last night, she knit like crazy to finish the Bobble & Weave felted tote like I did a month or so ago. She opted not to do the bobbles and I think it turned out great! I don't think it needs the bobbles at all. This is a really cute purse style. Seeing hers make me want to do another one in different colors.
I think this was the first thing Mom has ever felted. She was amazed at the transformation. I LOVE these colors!
Yarns: 1 skein of Kuryeon, 1 skein of Cascade 220, and 1 skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky. She ran out of everything except the Cascade 220. When she ran out of the Kuryeon, she doubled the Cascade for the last few rows. When she ran out of the Lamb's Pride, thank goodness I had just bought a skein of the same color for a bag I've started.
Needles: Size 13
Here's the BEFORE and the AFTER. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bag!!!
Lamb's Pride Bulky - especially that Persian Peacock - gets really fuzzy when felted. I did quite a bit of scissoring to de-fuzz it. Mom was very pleased. She did a great job!
I worked on Citron in between trying to knit that dang beaded bracelet three times. It's growing. I have finished Section 3 of the pattern. I really like this yarn choice for it. The colors are not very true in the close-up picture to the left. They are all shades of green - from dark forest green to chartreuse. They're a little better in the smaller picture. You'll probably have to click The colors remind me of lemon and lime slices.
Well, I don't know when I'll get to see Mom and Daddy again. I'm an only child and have never lived more than an hour from my parents. I keep telling myself that we've been EXTREMELY lucky - to have lived so close to one another until last September, to have been close enough for them to have been such a large part of my boys' lives, etc.
Doesn't make me miss them less. I don't know how to do long distance.
Hope they get home safely.