Aloha. I’m linkin’ up with YOP1718. What are you up to today? I’ve had a productive morning of starting laundry and prepping chicken – drumsticks (salt & pepper), thighs (marinade), and cubed breasts (a different marinade) – for today’s BBQ. I feel this is a test run for our upcoming ohana’s family get-together in August. There’ll be 13 of us, my grandmother and my youngest aunt and uncle will see our home for the first time, and it will also be the first time E will be BBQing for the ohana.
It sort of feels like a Catch 22 as I love entertaining but at the same time, it’s stressful (I can get pissy.). I always feel I have so much to do beforehand. Summer is now half over and I’d like to get at least one big, house project done before school starts. We were busy with summer math and then enjoyed two weeks of R&R. Now it’s time to buckle down some and take care of business.
So it’s been a busy week running around with the girls and I’ve added back in weights, squats, and crunches to my workout. Oh and I got my hair did so I updated my About Me page. It’s only this weekend I’ve gotten to my knitting:
I finished the Little Houses lace chart and I’ve started the applied border! Susan B. Anderson is a genius. Working this applied border is a cool technique; what a neat way to add it and bind off at the same time.
And can I just say mahalo ♪ヽ(▽￣ )ﾉ/(＿△＿)ヽ( ￣▽)ﾉ nui loa for putting in your two cents? You know I totally doubted my original vision of everything else in black after the garter stitch section. With your voting, I feel I snapped out of the funk and you helped me move forward. Switching back to the speckled yarn for the applied border was a great idea! I love it. I noticed after getting several points on Edginess I had forgotten to switch back to the smaller needle (only one size down) but I figure it’s fine so I’m letting that one minor detail go.
Off to check laundry, prep tomorrow’s book post, and I have a la hanau card to make so I can send that and my penpal’s off to international waters tomorrow. Have a good Sunday and TTYL. Aloha.