I'm on the final 10 rows of the seed stitch border of the silver grey merino cardigan. The nice thing about the top down construction is, once I finish these rows, I'm DONE! (Except for blocking. and buttons.) No seams, and because I wet spliced the yarn ends, no fiddly ends to sew in.
this one shows the colour a bit better. And yes, the CHICKS RULE sticker is one of ours - sadly discontinued...
Now, I should wrap this up this week, if all goes well, which means I have to find some cottage knitting for the weekend. There's the brown and blue cardigan, but it's chunky wool + summer = not very comfortable. It will still come for evening knitting, since there are only the two fronts to complete. But I need beach knitting! Maybe a sock, maybe some lace, maybe this, I haven't yet decided. (I'd make the Berrocco Bell with some excellent hemp or linen I have lying around - and tons of fabric to co-ordinate).
Then again, I'm not sure how much time I'll have to knit this weekend. We are undertaking the summer of renovation - both at home and the cottage. The cottage is getting a new basement subfloor and flooring - we had a bit of a flood this winter, and sadly, the orange shag carpeting had to be ripped up and replaced. Surprisingly, we had a tough time finding replacement orange shag carpeting, especially any with that lovely "been around for ever and been wet a few times" aroma. So subflooring and laminate it is. Being my husband's family cottage, there are other people involved, so that's always fun. We are going ahead with the plans, and hoping the siblings pitch in. Some won't, some might, but whatever. Hubby and I are hoping to buy the place from the parents, so it's an investment in our future. And yes, we have a lawyer and accountant sort of involved, and the parents and siblings are aware. Unfortunately, it will probably still be messy, but I'm doing the Scarlett O'Hara thing and thinking about that tomorrow.
We are also doing some reno at home. At first it was just going to be the main floor powder room (we lucked into a great new-to-us sink and toilet), and I have been scoping out tile and wall finishes. But my husband came up with the "since we're doing one, why not update all three bathrooms?" line. And since we were well into our third bottle of wine with guests, I agreed. All I'm asking for is one functioning toilet, sink and shower at all times.