A Knitter’s Bucket List

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.

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Get Cooking!


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!!

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Dark Deep Beautiful Blue

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.

Bees on the Butterfly Bush

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A Safari, a Greyhound, and a Grand baby

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!

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