|Hayden's first time in a pool|
Hayden even came to float with me. Turns out, Hayden prefers swimming to floating. It was her first time in a pool and she took to it like a duck in water. She was even putting her face down in the water and she'd come up blowing bubbles and grinning. Michael Phelps better watch out. He's going to have some competition!
The drawback to floating is that I haven't been getting much knitting done. Between being sun tired and being so relaxed, I'm going to bed sometimes as much as two hours earlier than normal. It's pretty crazy!
I have finished one arm on my Palette sweater and have knit a few rounds on the other sleeve. I was knitting on the deck after dinner, but it's gotten way too hot and humid to hold that beast of a sweater in my lap. It's definitely an indoor project now.
|Sunburned and the start of a Reyna|
Luckily a thunderstorm rolled through Sunday afternoon and interrupted my floating. I'd been in the pool for about four hours and was getting a little crispy. I love thunderstorms and enjoy sitting on the covered deck, watching them. And if I'm sitting, I'm knitting... but that sweater is just too hot to work on outdoors so I started something new.
|Lagoon from Organized Chaos Yarns|
I started out knitting another Reyna but I'm not 100% positive that is what it will be when I'm finished. This skein from Organized Chaos has a lot more yardage than the pattern calls for. I may or may not modify it in some way. We'll see.
I am over the moon in love with this colorway. The photo does not begin to do it justice. The colorway is called Lagoon and it is simply gorgeous! It almost glows and really does look like deep, clear bluish green water. My skein is much darker with deeper colors than the one pictured on Organized Chaos's website.
This new Reyna is supposed to be my deck knitting only project but it's going to be very difficult to keep that promise to myself. But, I'm also determined that the Palette sweater is not going to be removed from my knitting bag until it's finished. And I love my knitting bag and there's no room for anything else in there right now so.... I'm vowing to plow ahead on that final sleeve. When I'm not floating that is.