Sunday, August 18, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Saturday was jam packed (the whole weekend was!) with a wedding shower for my nephew's fiance at Cultus Lake. They did a wonderful job of decorating and welcoming us.
Edible shoes. That says it all!
We also had our Fair Share class of baby layettes that go to the hospital.
There were real vegetables too.
And award winning pies!The barn was so noisy and crowded that it got a bit harried at times. When we packed up, D took me out to dinner with friends and then I worked yesterday. I feel like I have been away on a long trip. But these are the events that make us feel like we're living our summer.
And, as expected, I am on the cutting edge of knitting. While working on the front of my linen Miminalist cardigan, I admired the lovely 2x1 ribbing. Hey, wait. I don't remember that on the back. Nope. The first sleeve had it, and then I was too cocky to read the pattern because I thought it too simple. Whoops.
I cut it and knit it down. Right away. I didn't want to spend any more time whinging about how I'd made such a simple mistake. Now I have to decide if I will cut the sleeve, or just frog it and reknit it.
I knit on a fair isle sweater for los ninos in Mexico during the fair. Just finished the grey Tunisian crochet shawl that I started in February (!!!) Can you see me avoiding the sweater. I just cast on a wonderful Hill Country hat by Clara Parkes with some unmarked bulky yarn. I think it's really Sweet Georgia super wash bulky. It's for the vet and friend who mounted the Fair Share trophy on a beautiful block of wood so we can put the winners' names on it.The evenings are getting shorter and the geese are flying overhead in large flocks. Sometimes if feels as if autumn is not just a dream.
Friday, August 02, 2013
The Roving Lampman. Enough lace weight to make a sweater.
Lakeshore Shawl by Glenna C.And Mom grew up on the shores of Lake Superior.
I have been on a cold sheep yarn diet since May, waiting for my birthday. But I don't need to buy any yarn. This is all stuff I would choose!