Everything I've heard about Plucky Knitter yarn is true--squishy, spongy, plush, soft, indescribable really except to say I adore it! Sharon @abbysitznmomanitz gifted me (thank you, muchas gracias, merci beaucoup!!!) a skein of Plucky Knitter for Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Traveler Sport, colorway Ferry Schedule. This one beautiful skein is just more than enough to make the CM Welted Cowl.
I knit a small swatch using my very favorite brand of needles, HiyaHiya Sharp Stainless Steel (size 5). The gauge is perfect, but the stitches about got away from me. So I decided to slow it down by using Clover 16" bamboo circulars, size 5. The newer Clovers have a much sharper point than older versions. This makes for the perfect combination of yarn on needles. The project has been in my bag and gone everywhere with me these past several days.
Last Thursday, Steve and I took a day off and drove up to South Mountains State Park to see some fall colors and hike a bit. There is a beautiful trail a little over a mile up to a breathtaking waterfall. It was nice to be there on a weekday so there were very few people around.
Saturday was the 6th annual Live Awesome Foundation flag football tournament to benefit germ cell cancer research. This event is extra special to our family, so we were all there to assist:
|WE LIVE AWESOME!|
And how about those Panthers! 6-0, YAAAAAAAAAYY!!!