…the biggest and best news of all is the arrival of my first grand baby, Genevieve Lee who was born on July 21st.
Some months ago, I was fortunate to be able to sign up for an online class with Amy Herzog on Custom Fit Sweater Knitting. We started at the very beginning – with the process of swatching, which I embraced whole-heartedly! I knit swatches from a wide variety of yarns.
In a ball of yarn is the potential to make a dream that you have come true. – Melanie Falick
In the summer of 2011 a fantastic designer published a pattern that caught my eye – so much so that it went on my “Knitter’s Bucket List” of things I want to knit.Read More
A few days ago, I posted this photo on Instagram and several people asked me for the recipe!
Smart people, because it is such a good soup – and it is so easy!!Read More
My days have been recently filled with blue – from clear blue skies (read, no rain and lots of sun), to Indigo colored fabrics, and denim blue yarns. Clearly, this is not my usual color palette – however, I am truly in love with these blues – so much so in fact, that I am knitting a Beach Glass Blues shawl for my third month of Loopy’s Summer Safari.
Blue skies and warm days are the stuff that gardens dream of, unless they are exceedingly warm and lack rain in which case, things begin to look worn and tired and production dips significantly. Shade was the answer – in the form of some creatively “stitched together” sheets of burlap – which allows for just the perfect filtered amount of sunlight through to my parched tomatoes. It was one long, hot day to install this creation, but my garden did the dance of joy upon completion. The work looking tomatoes are now growing new foliage and are budding again. The peppers are not fazed by long, hot, sunny days – I just made six pans of stuffed peppers (yes you read that right) to freeze for the winter. I am eating about six tomatoes a day and life in general is abundant.
The end of July is upon us and that means I have some new things to share with you all!
My July Loopy Safari project was Thea Coleman’s Greyhound Shawl – I knit mine out of BMFA Socks that Rock and it turned out very well! I liked the pattern very much – it will be a welcome item come fall – just enough to keep the chill away with rich deep colors!