I’ve been wanting to knit this for quite a while. I finally saved up enough pennies to get a skein of this super yummy yarn. I love the color changes and the pretty combinations of colors as you knit each row. This project is hard to put down.
I was knitting it while I had breakfast on the back deck this morning and you can see what a gorgeous morning it was.
PS – the lilacs were a lovely surprise from Jerry who picked them on a country road for me.
PPS – I’m skipping the ‘dividing your skein into 2 equal parts’ bit in the pattern.
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.
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
Except it’s blue – Yellow Bird from La D Da. I stitched this up quite a while ago but finally took a few minutes to finish it up this weekend. You can read more about the materials I used here I think…scroll down to older posts about Yellow Bird.
More snow, the girls like to watch it fall, it’s about the only time the three can get along for more than 30 seconds without someone having a hissy fit (Yzma)…I’ve been out in it once to ship orders, would very much like to be home for the rest of the day but boys’ activities may rule that out.
I’m off to do a bit more stitching, some sewing, and some much needed dusting!
PS – I’ve blogged about the other pincushions here and here.
Last week seemed to fly. Jerry went out of town last Sunday for work, that trip lasted longer than expected so we are really glad he’s home. I’ve had computer troubles and spent lots of time on the phone with Ben and Matt (tech support) trying to get it sorted. All better now. Add to all that kid’s activities and 10+ hours a day in the sewing room and there isn’t much time left over for being crafty!
We did dye eggs for Easter which are still looking pretty. I baked some chocolate cupcakes and wanted to do a pretty blue icing. My sky blue color has gotten very gummy so it wasn’t easy to work with, time to get some fresh colors I think. I also cooked up one of our new favorite dinner dishes, I first blogged about it here.
Some teeny tiny progress on my own Traveling Stitcher from Little House and a bit of knitting in the car while waiting for kids. I’m using 2 skiens of this yarn (in Eucalyptus) and this pattern to make a summery wrap, not quite half way yet!
Be sure to stop by next week for some Impie, Hattie & Bea news but in the meantime…..a Springtime Pillow.
I actually finished stitching this piece almost exactly two years ago, right after we moved out of the house next door. It brings back a lot of memories, good and bad. This is Easter Bunny Row from Bent Creek.
Today really feels like Spring but snow is predicted for Monday. Things are beginning to look green and birds sing all day. I have all the windows open and there is a nice breeze. I’m going to dye some eggs with Ethan shortly, it’s all very Springy.
I am slowly making my way to the end of my many knitting projects, that is finishing some of them so that I don’t feel so bad when I start a new one. This hasn’t been a week with much time for personal crafting however – lots to do in the sewing room, Jerry out of town, and busy kids needing to be everywhere at once.
You can find the technical details about this scarf at this post. Although it’s lightweight (lace yarn) it’s really cozy. I love the color and the texture and it was really fun to knit.
Thank you to my lovely assistant and scarf model Ophelia.
~~ Keep safe and warm in all that snow, wish you’d send some of it here!
Super applied to the entire weekend might be a stretch but the game was fun to watch and no, I did not think the halftime show was too risqué; I may not be able to ever eat pistachios again however!
I didn’t work nearly as much as I should have this weekend. I went out on an errand and was stricken by a sudden and horrible sore throat. I actually took a nap this weekend, I take about 2 naps a year so I really wasn’t my usual self. Still feeling a bit out of sorts today.
I never did start a new stitching project and now I think when I do it will be LHN’s Needlework School – it’s darling. I also hoped to get two knitting projects finished with some yarn I bought in January. I did finish the cowl, but not the mitts. Jane ATE my knitting needle – seriously! I had recently ordered another set of these (size 1 rosewood dpns) thankfully, but they won’t be here for another few days. I also quickly knitted up a little bootie for one of the kitchen chairs that has started to scratch the floor.
A few other small accomplishments – some cutting, pressing, and kitting. I also ran a little Super Bowl-ish sale at the webshop. I’ve left the page open and will for the rest of the week, just for fun.
Where did January go? It really flew right by. This past week was blur. Lots of sewing, a little stitching, we celebrated my birthday with Chinese food and Girl Scout cookies. I finally did get the Christmas decorations put away (last night) and I even have a little cross stitch finish (Patriot Inn) to share. Not sure where I’ll squeeze it in, I need to re-think this wall.
I think Liberty Hill Inn may be my next project.
I’m telling myself it was a really short weekend. It really did seem to fly by. I had vowed to get the Christmas decorations put away, I didn’t. They are staring me in the face as I take a moment to write this post. I keep saying as soon as I finish……’fill in the blank’ I will get those put away, I just never seem to get everything finished.
A few things from this past week, I moved a couch into my sewing room, it’s Amber’s old couch, she just got a new one at Ikea, it’s purple. This little red couch works nicely for Jerry hanging out in the evening while I sew, and Ethan doing school work while I sew, and Jane just looking pretty while I sew. Can you guess what I never seem to be finished with? During the short breaks I took from sewing I added a few rows to some of my knitting projects, I think I must finish one of these before I start anything else!
I also enjoyed some gumdrops this weekend, I’ve been craving them since Friday and finally found some at the store on Sunday. Also on Sunday we took a short mountain drive and got our 2013 Rocky Pass. That was a nice break from sewing. I started sewing at 5:30 am today, I did have a camera break at sunrise to take a few pictures to share.
Hope you have a wonderful week, I will be in the sewing room – so glad I can’t see the Christmas decorations from there!