This past weekend we did lots of fun stuff around the house and I ran errands on the Vespa. I am so impressed with how much I can fit in! Like 4 bags of groceries. I ordered reusable bags too. I have been making an effort to pass on plastic bags when I shop more often now. Especially at Joann's, the lady at the register looks surprised when I say I don't need the bag for my button. That's what purses are for!
Jen and I went to the Kelsey Creek sheep shearing demonstration in Bellevue. I am surprised I had never been to this park for as long as I've lived in Bellevue (5 years)! I also realized yesterday that there is a city run 9-hole golf course right near our house. So many hidden treasures.
We finally got the Adirondack chairs out on the deck. Jen helped me stain them so they are protected from the rain. They look great alongside my flower containers, they are also super comfy. I'll have to get photos soon.
The other big project that we've made movement on is our fireplace. We got the tiles on the face right before my family showed up on Sunday. It looks so nice. I just need to clean and seal the tiles tonight so we can move along to the grout stage.
Knitting: I blocked my baby sweater, so cute! And I cast-on for the Telemark sweater. I refused to swatch and after 5 rows, I felt like it was starting out too
wide, so I ripped back to the cast-on row and am going to work it on size 4 needles instead of size 5. I've been using my new Knit Picks set and they are nice except one needle tends to gradually unscrew due to my twisting motion. Maybe if I really tighten it hard, it will stop. Another reason I am ripping back is that I can't stand the white blip at the bottom of the first row. I know it can be avoided by slipping the stitches on the first row, just like on the Anemoi mittens.