Red, Red, All I See Is Red

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Recently Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue had their annual Bunefit at VASA Park in Foster, RI. Unfortunately Rich and I had to miss it, but it was for a good reason. His cousin Chris was celebrating her 50th birthday, and of course I HAD to make her something in red that was not a hat. All of Rich’s paternal family was there to help out. We had a great afternoon catching up!

As for seeing red, no, I am not angry (at least not yet!) since last wonderful Friday. I have a couple of FO’s that are in that color though. One is another (no surprise here) Clapotis, and it was what I made for Chris. The other is a test knit so no eyes can see it yet. 😉

The place where I photographed the shawl/scarf is a park only a half mile away from my house. Slater Park often hosts a number of people who like to fish and just “hang out” to enjoy the scenery. Please note that this was about 2 weekends ago, when I had a busy influx of packages into the house.

On Ravelry there have been a number of swaps. The first was Kyle’s Stash Swap. This anonymous required that each person give something downstream to their partner: something that the pal desired, and something that the spoiler did not want in their stash. I had sent 2 skeins of Farmhouse Yarns’ Autumn Spun in dark navy and a ball of Filaro 4-ply Sparkle Mohair. Of course I included my (now) signature bottle of coffee syrup, and some other goodies. 🙂

This past weekend, I caught some crazy bug that held me at bay in the house. I was able to get some much needed rest, but I am bummed that I could not be as active as usual. It also quelled any ideas of running, which is something I have been wanting to get back into. As of late, only knitting and Ravelry have been keeping me from going insane at work. I am feeling a bit despondent and unmotivated. Whatever I input in the meetings is thrown away and I am told that I should let the Developers take care of the suggestions and solutions. (SIGH…) I need to find more activities to lighten up my downed mood. Next post I promise to have something more positive! =:8

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  1. Your clapotis is just gorgeous. I can see I am going to have to get on that bandwagon. Once again I can also see you have been a very generous spoiler. Knitting always helps me when the mood is less than cheerful. BTW, coffee milk is yummy! I’m afraid that bottle of syrup isn’t going to last too long. Thanks, again, and here’s hoping things lighten for you.

  2. “only knitting and Ravelry have been keeping me from going insane at work”

    I totally know how you feel. Hopefully it will get better for you soon!

    I’m trying to be good and stay out of swaps for the rest of the year after I finish the two I’m doing. It’s tough, though! I have done some stash swapping (and will probably continue to), but nothing major. Out with the yarn I’m not going to use and in with the yarn I will! Looks like you’ve done some great packages, though :o)

    Have a good weekend!

  3. Clapotis is gorgeous…you know how I feel about red!!!
    And you know what? We go through spells with work where the good stuff is just NOT there…it’s okay. You’re a wonderful, talented person, and what will/is right for you professionally will arrive in it’s own good time. So love the knitting, the bunnies, Ravelry, swaps…pals.
    It’ll get better!
    (hey, running is good, but take care of your knees! – advice from your “old-lady” friend…)

  4. LOVE the Clapotis. I’ve been meaning to make one for myself, but haven’t had the chance. Maybe now that my mom’s sweater is done I can cast on something for me. The red is great. I LOVE red!!!!

    Sorry about the icky time at work. My husband is going through much the same thing and I know how frustrating it is. ((hugs!))

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