It's late in the evening but still Thursday, and yesterday I was away from the 'net all day long, so couldn't post an update on my knitting... however, I DID get to sit in on a terrific thunder cell passing over my friend Suzi's house in Sattley, just over the crest of the Sierras from me.
She lives in that portion of the Sierra Valley known as "Turner Valley, looking westward and up into the mountains. There was no rain left by the time these clouds made it past the western Sierra slopes; in fact, DH was working on the other side and heard a special storm alert on his truck radio... predicting heavy rain and winds up to 60 mph, right at the tiny town of Sierra City he was about to pass through!
I got to have an afternoon to myself as I waited on the east side of the county between two meetings.
Besides cloud-watching, I was able to snap a picture of each of the two main WIPs I have been neglecting (we had a large family reunion here over Memorial Day weekend, with not much time for the hostess to knit!).
As you can tell, I really AM closing in on the finish, that fourth corner, and can confidently expect to be done before the end of the month. There is more yarn than shown in the ball, just in case I need it. This type of project will make a grandly functional and highly washable baby blankie, which might even pass through childhood as a favorite, but has made for rather boring knitting. I won't mind saying good-bye.
The other project is more exciting, which is a good thing, as there's probably further to go to the finish line.
Here's my Gaia shoulder shawl, at least three-fourths completed, judging by the size of yarn ball remaining... and difficult to get a good photo of. I am still enjoying the fun knitting, and the way the colors appear. It looks likely to be a versatile piece to wear, not too big or too small, but just right. And, the colors are smashing!
I am also happy to report that my third meeting, this afternoon, brought the successful outcome of three more years' funding for my early childhood program, meaning I still have a job! Plenty of reasons to be happy tonight.
Happy summer weekend to you all....