Tuesday, June 13, 2006

My sister's baby...

I went and picked up a wheel for my little sis on Sunday. Its of course the Ashford traditional. Here's your baby, little sis. She claims she "misses" the wheel more than her nieces... I guess there is still Uncle Raymond! Anyways, just another 2 weeks. Hang in there.

I was asked what I'll do with the lovely yarn from Sarah, I'm thinking about the flower basket shawl. The light blue can be the final edge.
Here's a progress shot of the green gables inspired top:

Monday, June 12, 2006

Thank you so much Tea swap pal...

It was a really long day and I came home to a package from my knitters tea swap pal, Sarah, from France!!
The tea is "Evening mix" and is perfect after a busy day. Very relaxing. And the organic chocolate is oh so yummy. I haven't had chocolate for over a year now, but I just cannot resist dark organic chocolate with mint from france! The madelines are perfect with the tea. I used to bake these many many moons ago (before I started eating the nourishing tradtions way), but hey this is a very special occasion. The sock yarn is from curious yarns. I'm thinking I might knit a shawl with it instead of socks. The wool is so very soft. Sarah also included some of her favorite tea bags I'm so looking forward to try. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful package. I love it!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Secret tea pal: I used this pattern for the summer top. Really quick knit. I'll post when the package arrives. :) I'm really looking forward to trying out what you picked out for me.

I've decided on my next knit, it will be a green gables inspired top. I'm using grumperina's picovoli
as the basic pattern and then adding on the lace pattern in the front. I've heard the green gables pattern is not very well written so I thought I'll try and wing it. I've ripped it out twice already, will post pictures if I have something to show.
The garden is coming along. The girls picked strawberries and cherries yesterday.
Think fresh yogurt over strawberries... Yum!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Finished the summer top

Really comfy top. I think I'll actually wear it. Addi Size 9 circs, araucania nature cotton turquoise. 3 skeins. A quick knit, great for knitting in the car. I haven't had much luck with cotton knits before, both tank tops I did last year got stretched way too big. This one is on the snug side so I should be okay.

I'm thinking about green gables,
but heard its not very well written. Hmm, what to do? I have 2 skeins of cotton fleece (berry) from last year. Yes, still trying to use stash.