The temperatures have lowered a bit and it has been nice enough to resume my walks, except for the last two days which have had forest fire haze. I'm back to coughing, but having some quality time with my sewing machine in the basement. I finished a worship stole for our interim minister of slubbed silk and sashiko stitching. And I'm going to hem my second Sailor Top from the Creativebug tutorial by Fancy Tiger Crafts.
On Friday I set up our knitting table. The Common Threads Knitting Circle is moving and changing and I have decided to take a break from it. I hoped for a real life group of knitting friends, which I succeeded in. I wanted to share charity knitting with the group and that worked for a while, but they are looking at new directions and that makes it a good time for me to step down. The booth was still meant to encourage the community to join our circle, but it was hard to find volunteers and, well, it showed that there wasn't the interest in that. We also had a poster for the Fraser Valley Regional Library which has drop in knitting groups, and I still intend to collect hats for the homeless for Christmas because our group really didn't support me in that anyway.
We had 6 layettes in the Fair Share class and they will be donated to the Hospital Auxilliary. I made a gift basket for a draw for all entries and I have a trophy for the top knitted layette.
A big thanks to the knitters who donated and to those who shared their time to knit with me at the booth.
My sister convenes the baking and canning. She also had the gift of a new granddaughter (her first, after 2 grandsons) on Friday morning. We are thrilled to welcome Bronwyn to the family and I'm taking Mom over there today to meet her.
If that picture won't send you on a diet, nothing will. I already started eating more intentionally during my illness. I have one of those touchy tummies. Love my new veggetti to make pasta from vegetables like this zucchini. Thanks to Amy Dentjen for the tip.
In other madness, I have joined the crazy that is the sock scrap blanket. And I love it.
I have a whole jar of leftover sock yarn that I have been hoarding like a dragon. It is all in blues (no surprise) and I think it will make a handsome blanket.
I originally wanted to make a ripple baby blanket, but I think I have to get over my desire to knit blankets for all the babies. The new moms are happier with a sweater or even a hat.
I'm working on mittens for my 6 great nephews and, now, 2 great nieces. The boys are getting crocodiles and the girls get mittens. I haven't done the embroidery yet, so I will wait to show you, but it is great fun.