A few more photos from our Mother’s Day drive. There has been snow in the high mountains a few times since then and probably even some this evening.
Hope your week has been a good one so far!
I love these new designs from Cross Eyed Cricket! You may remember that I stitched up the their oldie Alphabet design ages (and ages) ago. I also have the ‘Hello’ from that pattern on my front door.
The new designs are sweet and colorful and yes I’m thinking about another alphabet on my wall.
I’ve added these to the webshop and there’s a great deal on the set. Even the old Alphabet chart is still available.
I planted a few flowers today, thought you’d like these!
I’m not sure where this past week has gone, it was a crazy week I do know that. I hope everyone who celebrates Mother’s Day had a good one. I enjoyed a very nice day but we’ve been quite worried about a mom in our family who’s been in the hospital and that was on all our minds.
These photos are from a drive we took on Mother’s Day. We traveled up above Boulder. You can just see the twisty road we took at the bottom right, above the stadium, in the second photo. You can get a glimpse of Denver from up here too – see the second to last photo and the last in which I’ve ‘zoomed’ in on Denver from the same spot.
More next Wednesday and hopefully a few more posts between.
Jerry and I took a relaxing Sunday drive this weekend. I always think watching sailboats on the lake is relaxing, I did a lot of that (watching sailboats) at the lake in Michigan. These sailboats are quite a bit larger, so is the lake, actually it’s a reservoir.
Grey skies have been a theme this week and today has been very wet with some pretty loud thunder. Things are getting quite green – finally.
Sorry I’m so long getting this pattern up, the weekend evaporated and things just got a bit crazy here, there was a skunk involved….
I was going to name these for Ophelia but for various reasons that wouldn’t make sense to anyone even if I explained, I named them after Jane who isn’t really a soothing creature but….anyway.
Miss Jane’s Soothing Face Cloths
Any DK or worsted weight cotton, linen, bamboo or combination yarn that would make a nice washcloth, I used a cotton/bamboo blend yarn that I purchased here.
US size 5 knitting needles
CO 35 loosely.
Row 1 – K1, *P1, K1* repeat from * to the end
Row 2 – same as Row 1
Row 3 – same as Row 1
Note – the first and last 3 stitches of every row is K1, P1, K1 from now on.
Row 4 – K1, P1, K1, Knit to the last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 5 – K1, P1, K1, Purl to the last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 6 – same as Row 4
Row 7 – same as Row 5
Slip Stitch Ridge Section-
Row 8 – K1, P1, K1, P2, *slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn to the back, P2* repeat from * until last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 9 – K1, P1, K1, K2, *slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn to the front, K2* repeat from * until last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Repeat the Stockingnette Section and Slip Stitch Ridge Section until desired size ending on Row 7 of Stockingnette section and then repeat 3 Border rows.
Bind off loosely (I use this bind off method – K2, *transfer the 2 worked stitches to the left needle, and k2tog through the back, k1* repeat from *) and weave in loose ends.
I’m getting some of these ready as gifts for Mother’s Day with some yummy Yardley English Lavender and Oatmeal & Almond soaps. Need to pop those in the mail tomorrow!
Jerry will be home after another week out of town! I realize everyday how much more I can accomplish when he is home and how much I take that for granted. I still hope to get that knitting pattern posted though, the week’s not over yet!
I did bake a few things and see a pretty bird and pull together some books I hope to read by the end of summer even though I’m pretty sure I’m not being realistic here. There are a few more Christie books I’m saving up for and I also want to read this as soon as it’s available.
Here is the muffin recipe – it’s pretty good, I think if I make these again I would make them mini muffins to increase the glaze:muffin ratio. The cookies are divine! I think I might try a batch with chocolate or butterscotch chips in them or both!
This sweet bird and Ophelia were having a chat at the window today so I ran outside and took a few pictures.
A stitched finish – just because. I love these little bird samplers from Cherished Stitches. I finished up my favorite one (March) a while ago and it sat in a heap on the corner of my desk for ‘when I have a minute’…and became buried under other ‘when I have a minute’ things.
When I pulled the threads out for this they looked all wrong to me so I did my own thing. I’ve made up a few kits (very few) using ‘my own thing’ colors you will find them and other designs in this series at the webshop. Be sure to follow the designer’s instructions and only use 1 strand of thread. There is probably enough in the kits to use 2 but I don’t promise. There is definitely plenty for using 1.
I’ve made a tiny start on the May bird. I like this one because the colors remind me of two of my favorite Impie, Hattie & Bea fabrics. I’d like to take a moment to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all the shops who carry Impie, Hattie & Bea products, and another THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH to those who buy Impie, Hattie & Bea things at my webshop. Those few webshop purchases are what fund materials for the next product and yes there is something new in the works.
PS – During one of my ‘waiting in the car’ knitting sessions, I came up with a pattern for face towels. I’ll share it here as soon as I have time to write it up, hopefully sometime this week.
Just a few tiny things that were high spots this past week.
Pretty fabric napkins I made from my fabric stash, my kitchen linens are quite worn out, time for some new. Afternoon sunlight on my knitting. New books. A perfect little snack.
Jerry is home today, he’s on an out of town job weekdays so I very much look forward to the weekends.
PS- here is a nice tutorial for making cloth napkins