Well, not technically in the saddle since there are no horses around here. However, I have been getting a little knitting in.
Remember the Haiku sweater I started sometime back, though not too long ago? I've done a little on that - about 3 inches. I've also done some more on the crocheted baby sweater for the lady at work. I'm going to pull it out again in a little while and work on it some more. Haven't done any on the socks yet, though I hear them calling my name!
This past Monday was a holiday up here in Canada and a group of us from church got together at the cottage of one of the older couples from church. It was actually one of the lady's Sunday school classes that was getting together, and the cottage belongs to the co-teacher and her husband. I used to attend the class a few years ago before I started teaching the kids, and have been invited every year since. It's nice to be included.
Anyway, while there I - being the knitter that I am - brought some knitting along. Didn't know what I'd feel like working on, so I brought the sweater for the lady at work, a pair of socks (ok, it wasn't really a pair but the first sock that I've been working on with the Knit Picks Memories in Easter), and I brought a ball of the yarn I dyed with purple koolaid. I felt like doing some mindless knitting so that I could engage in conversations at the same time, so I started working on a new scarf. It's the Irish Hiking scarf pattern that I used back in February for the knitting olympics.
I got some nice compliments on my knitting, and they liked the colour of yarn so I explained that I dyed it with koolaid (though this particular ball was done with a no name brand) and vinegar. The pastor's wife was amazed at this and thought it was a cool idea and got me to tell a few of the ladies who wasn't around for the conversation, about the kool aid. They were amazed!
Remember this picture? It's the one I took of the yarn that I had dyed way back when (I think it was during the knitting olympics). The yarn I am using for the second of my Irish Hiking scarves is the purple one on the far right. It is knitting up nicely and the colour looks great. I am noticing a few odd spots so far of areas that didn't quite soak up enough of the mixture, but oh well, it adds character!
I am thinking that I will either make another scarf out of the other purple one on the left, or a hat - probably sized for a child since I only have one ball of it.
Well, I'm going to head out now and work on the baby sweater for the lady at work, and might get some other knitting on Haiku done as well. I also want to work some more at my writing, which I also did for two or three hours this afternoon.