My newest project, scarf/shawl was casted on in the car on the way home from Hilton Head 2 days ago, on Friday. The first 3 ish hours of knitting was all frogged. I had planned to do a basic rectangle scarf/shawl; but the pretty colors weren't showing up with the longer rows. So, on day 2 in the car on the return trip after frogging, I started anew. This will be another asymmetrical scarf/shawl. You see the colors so much better. I have 51 stitches on the needles. This yarn is soooooooooo soft, 460 yards of superwash Merino, hand dyed. It's called Ode to Crescendo Copper Corgi from a Savannah, Georgia studio. A bit pricey at $45.00 (a little more than I often pay).
Before it was rolled. Thought you could see the beautiful colors here a bit better than the ball.
Buckeye scarf is completed and already gifted along with it's beautiful hand made scarf pin.......but, I forgot to take a picture before I gifted both the scarf and pin. This picture was taken long before it was completed.
OMG! Where to begin. This book is frightening, maddening, and then some. It is a true story of corporate greed, and corporate lies; as well as the age old workplace horror of women simply not counting. Women worked in a watch factory, painting clock dials and watches with radium. They were called "Ghost Girls", because they literally glowed from the exposure. They got sick and they died, one after another and the company continued to lie about the danger. Meanwhile the men who worked in the same factory wore protective lead aprons and none of them had been instructed to put it in the mouths and actually consume the dangerous poisons. I first read (listened) to the book, then watched the movie that was came out in 2018. The book is far more detailed than the film, and you learn far more about their lives and deaths and the cover ups than you do with the movie. A MUST READ/LISTEN.
Did a fair amount of walking during my two weeks in Hilton Head, but only managed a wee bit of yoga, so am behind again with yoga and planks. Just got back in town last night, and restarted today...by doing my planks. The process is on going.
While in Hilton Head with girl friends (for our annual girls trip), we perfected making Chocolate Martini's. This became our desert.
**Need to get back to the colorful corner to corner now that I'm back in town. It didn't travel to Hilton Head with me, so has been resting on it's on here at home.