So I exaggerate. A little.
MY LONG local nightmare is over.
I have finished the back of the Currant sweater, the one I started August 15, 2013. And I know this exact date because, unlike SOME people I could name, but won't (you're welcome Sallyknit and Lucille), I enter my projects on Ravelry.
I like to share.
I cannot understand how this project has kicked my b*tt, but it sure has. I'm hoping that I have learned all the new things I needed to learn in order to do this and that I remember them because I still need to knit the two sleeves and the two fronts.
Maybe it could be sleeveless....hmmmm.....
And yes, I am back from my week in Mexico. A very l.o.n.g week. And because as a child I was taught that if I can't say anything nice, I shouldn't say anything, I will list only the three things that were good during the week.
1. Gorgeous weather the entire time. Upper sixties through the mid-seventies, cloudless blue skies.
2. I saw whales the second morning there. They were where they were supposed to be, out in the ocean, eating and making their way north. There were three for sure and possibly a fourth. They wouldn't hold still enough to be accurately counted.
3. The place we rented (and I still can't explain how we came to be in a residence with no walls in the living areas) was 100 feet from the ocean. So---perfect views and a lovely ocean breeze all of the time.
And now I'm home.