I finished Green Gable this morning - I think it turned out perfectly! I am wearing it with some lower rise jeans so it isn't as short as it looks. Also - mental note to self - wear cami with built in bra when actually wearing this (LOL) as any bra shows through.
I also got the back and front done on Ines! It was a super-productive knitting weekend. Here's the back
I measured the pieces against a sweater I like and made sure I measured this yarn hanging (as they suggest, as it is heavy, being linen) and I think it is going to fit. I never entirely know when I knit things flat, but I tried to take all the precautions.
I also got my beading stuff from Fire Mountain Gems
and attempted to start Bauble (that is my start at stringing the beads).
I never worked with seed beads before and it is a little tedious, but I think the stringing beads is something I can do here and there when I feel like it, after getting that tip from the pattern's designer. Plus, I can't wait to start knitting with the beaded strand, so that is motivating!
Let's see - what else did I do this weekend? Friday night I went to a Spanish wine tasting with Lisa, but it was really short and we were on our way with our purchases within a half hour or so. Jim had some friends over Friday night and they were up late, so Saturday morning I took this pic of him sleeping in, in my knitting room, curled up with Gilda! (Sorry babe, for taking your picture while you were sleeping, but I couldn't resist!)
Yesterday I got a mani and pedi, went tanning and last night Jim and I went to Carlucci's for dinner. Today we did a late brunch at the Cheesecake Factory to use a gift card we had, and I had a great frozen Bellini (YUM).
At some point throughout the weekend, I studied for my midterm for class (tomorrow night) and also started a new audiobook, that I'm now halfway through - The Memory Keeper's Daughter. I was reading blogs and saw that someone was reading this (can't remember who now for the life of me) and then remembered it when I saw it on Audible - so picked it for one of my monthly selections. I really like this book, especially its theme of secret keeping and how harmful it is to a marriage and other relationships. That really is true, and I found myself sharing whatever was on my mind with Jim this weekend, no matter how silly or how much I thought I might get a negative reaction (just stupid things like where I wanted to eat, etc.) and it was amazing how I got a positive reaction every time. Nice. I like books that really make me think and change my behavior, in a good way.
Hope everyone had a great weekend and lots of knitting!!