Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Betsy found the pattern for the Wrap-Me-Up-Shawl by Chris de Longpré at the Fiber Festival in Charlevoix, Mi., the end of last month. Since then she has been working as a woman obsessed on her version.
These are actually pics of her second version. She frogged (ripped out for the non- knitting savvy) the first one. Noro Silk Garden in soft creams and mochas made the cut for this version.
I liked Betsy's choices so much that I basically copied her, except I am doing mine in Silk Garden sock yarn in 2 colorways and and two solids on #4 needles which should make a scarf. I don't really care. Learning new stitches and seeing how the textures work out is hypnotic. Matter of fact, I'm off to steal a few minutes to work on Block 7 right now.
Here are a view finished versions I found on Ravelry or the web:
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
|I really have been doing something with all my porch time here in Harbor Springs. I used Noro silk Garden lite in a funky colorway that I just love for this scarf. I plan to start another one from some of my own handspun BFL.|
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I hope to maybe kayak today, do a little condo embellishing with antique treasures I picked up yesterday, throw a few ready-to-bake cookies in the oven for a weenie roast tonight and then, of course, knit a little bit on my crazy socks.
Still not liking what Flickr did to photo up-load. Much harder to transfer pics to blog. I really like to include multiple photos, but I will have to edit size first before they go to flickr now. Ugh!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I love these beach chairs. I see them on my walks down by Roaring Brook homes.
Kat arrives today for a week of chill time. Bikes, walks, shopping, exploring are all possible agenda items. We might even borrow some kayaks and head out for a tour of the harbor. These are pedal, not paddle, kayaks, my definite favorite. Less exerting!
Not missing the extreme heat in Dallas. All 100 degree days expected this week. Ugh!