Ok. Now that that's out of my system.
I finished the knitting on the Celery Cardigan in the car on the way down here. Well, ostensibly. The sweater fits just the way I want it too. It's light enough for air-conditioning and it's a little bilgy (which doesn't show up in pictures, but is fun and subtle in person). I love the way the dye-job acted.
Ignore the wrinkles. They're there because I stuffed it into a bag when I finished. This is why.
I knit the increases at the mandarin-ish collar incorrectly. There are too many of them so the collar is floppy where it should be flat. Harumph. The pattern was clear enough, I just jumped to the conclusion that I should do the corner increases every time I came to them on a right side row. Not so much. I could put decorative buttons on the flaps and call them lapels. Or I could rip out all of those short row increases I'm clutching and re-do this puppy so it's right. Probably I'll choose door number two. I've got 16 hours in the car coming up -- plenty of time for re-knitting. Harumph again.
But don't you love the yarn?
Here are some of my other beach house pastimes. One at which I am terrible, in spite of my English degree, the other of which I'm flying through.
The baby cardigan is the Cascade cardigan. Easy, cute, a little bit of pattern drama, but I figured it out. The button holes are located at the tips of each leaf stem, see them? I've got cute flower shaped dyed shell buttons. Several inches of sleeve, collar and button placket and I'm done. This baby is due June 25th. I'll finish the cardigan today and ship it.
Husband is relaxing. Finally.
Boys have eaten oysters again. And not even under duress. Aren't they handsome?
I've been riding my bicycle every day -- hurts some but is good for me, I think. I've seen 5 alligators, one of which was a baby, and lots of deer. The kids went dolphin watching with Dear Godson's folks. I'm sure there's more, but I have to go to the beach. It's calling. Can you hear it?
I guess I'm pretty relaxed too... ; )