And another, yes another, shawl is in the works. Yarn, courtesy of Knit Picks, all acrylic, which goes against my yarn snobbery instinct for wool. But it can't be beat for wash-ability.
Julie chose her colors, neither picture showing up quite as the eye sees the pinks and magenta. The pattern is knitting up quickly.
When I show any knitting project to some of the women residents where Julie lives, they almost always comment on attached knitting markers. It seems that the little markers catch their eye as much as the colors. Or perhaps it is merely a conversation starter.
Hobby Lobby had some cute labels in a 9" x 24" panel. You are supposed to cut them out and attach to clothing, after writing your name on the inside with permanent ink. Clever.
Our roses have been prolific this year. And they continue to bloom now. I picked up several inexpensive glass bottles, vases, for give away rose containers, and it is again time to buy more since those roses just will not give up production. The cup holders in the car make perfect little containers for the blooms in the little brightly colored glass holders. The rose leaves are almost half eaten by some critters, so I probably have not been a good steward of feeding them fertilizer and bug killer. Will rectify that this morning before the clouds roll in.
Pope Francis comes to the US today. Interesting reads about the pontiff here and here and here (re-branding the faith?). Gene and I are attending RCIA classes on Tuesday evenings, and there has been some good discussion there.