Back to school today. It wasn't too bad, and I did get to start the day with a phone call from my running partner saying that it was raining outside. Yay! I won't mention that I didn't run a single day during vacation, so I've plenty of rest already. Russ made me a fantastic cup of coffee from some beans that he bought in Lincoln. We discovered a little coffee shop not far from where his parents live, and they had wonderful organic coffee. He bought me a bag of it while he was there last week. It's called Cultiva, and it is wonderful.
I finished my niece's sweater last night. It was the "Trinity" pattern by Kim Hargreaves from my Treasury of Rowan Handknits that I bought this summer for 12 bucks. It was really by the skin of my teeth. I was knitting the trim as I went, and was down to just a couple yards of yarn.
I don't know why I took so long to finish it. It wasn't difficult, although I didn't exactly enjoy doing the increases in the sleeves while I was knitting the trinity stitch. I'm very happy with the finished product though and am anxious to see how my little niece looks in it.
I seemed to have had some trouble with the color. I'll blame our gloomy weather this week. The last photo shows the color most accurately. The pattern actually calls for Rowan demin yarn, which is shrinkable, but I used some pink Rowan Handknit Cotton and it worked fine. I prefer wool yarn overall, but this was fun to use to this project.