Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

I wish I could post the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, and say that I have some projects that are quick as a bunny, and others that are slow....ly nearing completion.  Alas, all my knitting projects seem to be taking a terribly long time to get to the finish line.

One problem, of course, is the weather.  It's been so very hot, (I'm sure some of you are experiencing this across the country) and having a shawl or sweater across my lap is sweaty work, not fun, and not conducive to blog about.

The other thing is, we're doing a bit of a re-model in our guest bathroom, and it is taking some time.  We're also trying to keep up with a little patch of a garden, and hoping our new plantings aren't succumbing to the weather. 

Here's hoping I have something 'finished' to show you soon.

Friday, July 15, 2011


This little shawlette has been taking most of my knitting time.  Why?  Because I LOVE it.  What a delightful pattern.  It's so much fun, I'm afraid I've neglected other knitting items. 

Every time I spot this in my basket, I can't help picking it up...then the clock ticks away, and another day without sock or pullover sweater progress. 

Already anticipating what 'blocking' will do for this pattern, yummy.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Good Morning!  I thought I'd share the lovely, but a little haggard, flower bouquet my daughter carried yesterday.  She was a bridesmaid at her dear friend's wedding.  The colors were so beautiful.

The girls dresses were a subdued lime....not too bright, but with the orange flowers.....heavenly!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What's for Breakfast?

I don't know why I was so hungry this morning, but I was.  Usually, it's coffee and toast, and on more adventurous occasions, I might whip up a smoothie with whatever fresh fruit I have lingering in the fridge.

Today, I had to have an Egg McMuffin, homemade, that is.  Having never made one, it couldn't be difficult, and I had all the ingredients.  Toasted muffin, cheese, fried egg, and ham.

Yes, it was delicious, and now I'm contemplating what type of toe for the spiral socks I'm working.  Goodness, they're taking a long time....longer than usual, as I'm just ending the first sock, and my original goal was to have them for this weekend to gift to a friend.....Not Bloody Likely!