I had a couple of goals before I headed off to knitter island. That was to finish MS4 and R's sweater. I did indeed finish MS4. R's sweater, a crochet project, was my knitting retreat project. Hmmm, knitting retreat and I'm crocheting. Through an entirely unscientific experiment, I have found most knitters have their hands in more than one textile art, be it quilting, crocheting, spinning, etc. They are usually readers as well. Back to the MS4 from that digression: I really like it. Well, most of it. I like the knitting. I am extremely disappointed in the grafting. I ripped it out 6 or so times, blocked it, but try as I might, it's visible. Visible enough my non knitting husband saw it. But I'm going to wear it and it will be a very long time, if ever, that I knit lace that requires grafting.
The view up through the middle section and then the full view. You can't really see the beads in either picture but they show up nicely when worn. You can click on the picture to make it bigger.
So what was happenin' at the home front? My crew of two finished making all the applesauce from the last of the apples off the tree, they emptied the flower pots and swept the deck in readiness for fall, watched some baseball, and made me feel a tiny bit guilty for leaving and staying only 15 minutes from home. But the step out of life was nice and needed and I'll be doing it again...next year. Joan Schroader is teaching next year and it looks to be on finishing techniques in the neckline. I'm there!