What a weekend, Gentle Readers! It seemed to fly by at warp speed and it contained bits of all kinds of things.
I masterfully unlocked the “Wear Your New Summer Sweater” achievement by living in my new Lucinda all weekend. Yeah, that’s right. I wore it Saturday until the temps warmed up, then steamed it to wear it to church on Sunday. I worried about the sweater not holding its shape well, but it loved being steamed and looked as fresh as it did when I put it on Saturday morning. This sweater is just so incredibly comfortable, I am pondering knitting another!
The elusive “Knit at 4AM while watching a Royal Wedding” achievement was unlocked on Saturday morning. That’s right. I was up, knitting in hand, watching Meghan and Prince Harry’s nuptials. Best knitting time of the weekend!
The “Inaugural Bee Balm Bloom” achievement was also unlocked this weekend! No blooms at all last year, so when buds appeared earlier this week the excitement began to build. I am entirely enthralled with these unique looking blooms.
And, finally, we managed to unlock the “Yes, We Got Poison Ivy Again” achievement. Yeah, we are not at all happy with this predicament. We managed to avoid the poison ivy when we trimmed all the bushes, but Saturday we tackled some newly out of control Virginia Creeper and low and behold, while pulling vines we thought were safe were actually poison ivy. This is a double-ugh worthy achievement.
Bonuses for the weekend: I made pizza dough on Friday and grilled it with a bit of salt, pepper, and olive oil. It made the perfect conduit for marinated sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. And, on Sunday I blanched some fresh asparagus and made a quick and easy salad with Cannellini beans, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon zest and juice. So good, and so easy!
How about you? How was your weekend? Did you have any achievements?
Kat, your sweater is GORGEOUS!!!!! Stunning!!!
So sorry about the poison ivy, that’s never fun. 🙁
I have the same color irises, but mine just started blooming on Saturday (FINALLY).
Your sweater looks SO GOOD! I’m so glad you were able to get multiple wears out of it!
I also knit my way through the royal wedding, though I woke up at a much more reasonable hour of 6:20 (when my daughter ran into my room to get me up).
Your sweater is awesome! And you wear it well. 🙂 Achievement…buying a box for the deck to hold the cushions…no more pile of cushions in and out of the family room all summer!
Beautiful finish Kat! Lucinda looks fabulous on you.
So sorry about the poison ivy – that sucks BIG time.
I have a big achievement for the weekend! We bought a puppy (who will be ours in 3-4 weeks!
So sorry you are dealing with the itching pain of poison ivy!!!
Your sweater looks amazing. Such a great fit! I adore your other achievements, as well!
LOVE the sweater! Sorry to hear about the poison ivy, though. I got bitten by chiggers a couple of weeks ago and that was bad enough, the perils of outside work!
Wow! You had quite a weekend! I love that sweater. 🙂
Your sweater is gorgeous on you! Perfect fit! I too was up, though not at 4am, knitting and watching the wedding. Perfect way to start the weekend. Poison ivy is always a worry as our property is very wooded.
Yes to the sweater and knitting and bee balm.
Boo to the poison ivy
I also have mistaken Virginia creeper for poison ivy and lived, but under duress. I empathize with you greatly.
Homemade pizza is the best – and grilling it, double the pleasure.
I also watched the wedding at 5 am, as I was jet lagged with just returning from there, England, yes, yikes! Missed the wedding by one day – the streets and people on the pre-wedding days in London seemed quite normal, everyday life went on. There were a few congratulation wishes on marquees that Friday before, but touristy gifts with M&H initials had been around for weeks.
Lucinda is a totally lovely sweater and it looks great on you! Way to power up and score all the boosts with your terrific achievements this weekend!
Your sweater is GORGEOUS!! Yahoo! Boo on the poison ivy, though. I hope it heals up quickly.
That is your color, my friend … and it fits great! What a lovely bunch of achievements to celebrate (well, except for the PI – and hopefully it clears up fast!) and YAY it’s almost Tuesday!
The sweater looks great and so comfortable. I’d call it a win. Sorry about the poison ivy – yikes no fun. Your cooking sounds delish. It is hard to beat homemade pizza.
So lovely! I think the sweater looks amazing. I love the color especially!
you are gorgeous and so is your sweater!! well done!