And I don’t mean mine!!! We are the parents of a pre-teen boy that I may not survive. I’m mostly not kidding. You never know what kid is going to get off the bus. You sit and wait to see what comes out of his mouth. He’s either going to love you or hate you. It’s like living a soap opera everyday. I enjoy every single minute that child is in school let me tell you. And as everyone says to me, and this too shall pass. I might see it pass through the bottom of alcohol.
Back to more reliable and stable topics, yarn and knitting. My happy place!! I may have forgotten to mention that county fairs are big around here and this year I entered 3 knitted items and was especially proud because they were all dyed by me. Two of the items were lace, one a shawl and one a beaded lace scarf and actually the sweater had lace panels too!! I was really thrilled to not only win 1st place with both the lace shawl and scarf, but the shawl won Best In Show and the comments on the back said that the scarf was considered also for the top honor. My sweater took second place and I never did lay eyes on the sweater that took first.
Red Rock Canyon
Best In Show Ribbon
This was Best In Show! Pattern is Red Rock Canyon by Rosemary (Romi) Hill and the pattern that also got 1st place is Sierra Lupine also by my favorite designer Rosemary (Romi) Hill.
Here is my sweater that claimed 2nd place. Pattern is Market Jacket by local designer Tanis Gray.
It is finally getting chilly here and I can’t wait to wear all my new knitting pretties.
Sweater update: It’s almost done. I am working on one of the sleeves and should get to the button band and neckline this weekend. I am hoping to wear it for Thanksgiving. I’ll take an updated photo soon.
I hope all is well with you.
Posted in Designers, Mystery KAL, Projects, Yankee Dyer
Tagged Hand dyed yarn, Knitting, Red Rock Canyon, Rosemary Romi Hill, Sierra Lupine, Tanis Gray, Yankee Sole II, yarn
I awoke to the most glorious weather. We really needed a break from the hideous humidity that makes life miserable. It was nice sleeping with the windows open and listening to all the noises that are unique to summer.
As you know I have been knitting steadily on a lace project which really has been a sort of therapy for me as I am really missing our cat Chloe. I needed a project that required all my attention and there were days a week or so ago that I suffered from a nasty summer cold and all I wanted to do was knit, so I did. The resulting scarf is gorgeous and of course I can’t wait to wear it. The pattern is Sierra Lupine by Rosemary (Romi) Hill and I used my light fingering weight yarn Yankee Pride in the Cornflower color way.
and the edging is just stunning. I just love the effect and the beads. This project really did ease my sorrow. Amazing what needles and some yarn can do.
Hard to believe that we are at the end of July and that I just ordered a new backpack for my son and LL Bean was out of quite a few colors already. Next week is actual school supply shopping, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. I love shopping for school supplies, always have. Any excuse to hit Staples!! I have a thing for Post-It Notes……
I hope that you are enjoying your summer. See you soon.