And it’s the day before a holiday weekend here in the U.S.
I wore Lucy to work yesterday and it received the Coworker Seal of Approval from Monica.
I found it to be a very comfy sweater, so it received the Wendy Seal of Approval as well.
Lucy approves, too.
And I made some progress on Luanne.
Thanks to Louren, by the way, for filling me in on the origins of Luanne Platter’s name in yesterday’s comments!
Luanne is going to be a slightly cropped tank, with (I think) a picot edging around the neck. Sleeveless. Why sleeveless? Because I have seven skeins of Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere in the yummy teal with which to knit her. And that ain’t enough for sleeves.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
I realize that is won’t be June until Tuesday, but I have something so wonderful and yummy to give away, that I can’t wait! The June Contest will be announced on Monday.
The Lucy Pattern
Thank you for all your inquiries about when the Lucy pattern will be available. It is currently being test-knit in all sizes, so will be available when my test-knitters are done. I want to make sure it’s as perfect and error-free as possible before I offer it for sale, you understand. I’ll keep you posted, promise!
Poor Ingeborg! I picked her up and did a few rounds because I hadn’t touched her since Monday.
Happy Birthday Mom!
Sunday is my mother’s birthday, so please join me in wishing her a happy one. After all, she’s the one who stuck the yarn and needles in my hands in the first place.
The other day on the train going home, I was sitting behind a young man in Army uniform. At one stop an older man with his 4-year-old grandson got on — tourists, judging from the map and Smithsonian bag the man was carrying. The man sat in the single side seat in front of the young soldier, and indicated to his grandson to sit next to the soldier.
The little boy looked worried — he’d obviously been cautioned about strangers. His grandfather said “It’s okay, he protects our country. He’s a hero.”
The little boy stared at the soldier solemnly, then broke into smiles, and happily sat down next to him.
A happy Memorial Day to all heros past and present protecting our country.