Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Party Angel ~

How can one pass up yarn called Party Angel?  Obviously, not me...... With some help from Jitteryknitter, I cast on for a lovely shawl that will be another Christmas gift....
So far, it looks lovely - lightweight and a bit of twinkle as it catches the light. Christmas knitting in July is a good idea!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sherbet Socks ~

Although the label says, "Sherbert" as the color, and the website also has that spelling Jitteryknitter says that it is a typo in all places.  So, I shall call them "Sherbet" like the yummy iced delight that the colors mimic.
This yarn is oh-so-soft and I LOVE the colors, as I fell in love with these colors as they hung from the barn rafters on Dye Day.  One of Tina's staff found a skein of this yarn while I was dying my own fiber, and I've been itching to cast on since Dye Day.  Since I cast off BOTH socks yesterday, I was rewarded with casting on this lovely electric sherbet. Happy, so happy with these!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sweetie Sixteen ~

How can it be that this little sweetie....
has grown into this little sweetie.....
Love this kiddo so much, and doesn't she look delightful in her birthday socks!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Socks be done ~

Yes, serious knitting occurred at the river this weekend.  I was able to finish both pairs of Christmas socks for my kids, plus cast on another pair (more about those later).
Here are the finished ones for #1 daughter. Lovely sock yarn with merino and cashmere, oh so soft!
Here are socks for #2 daughter. Our beloved Jitterbug yarn, still one of my favorite yarns of all time! Both are lovely and soft, and great yarn for each of them. I feel great getting some Christmas knitting done!  Hurrah!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Camping 2014 ~

Now that we are all home, let the camping trips begin!  Our first trip to the river with our dear friend, and neighbor kids, all helping to celebrate our youngest birthday - sweet sixteen.
The weather was hot, the river was cold and the sky was clear for star gazing. A perfect camping weekend on the river, as I was able to do some serious knitting!  Hurrah!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Madagascar Adventures ~

After seven weeks of study, our sweetie is back from Madagascar.  We are thrilled to have her home safe and sound. Hurrah!

Her adventures and pictures are amazing. Her blog from her adventures has a link on my right side bar.  Also a link here.  You'll enjoy her adventures, too!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stitch 'n Pitch 2014 ~

Another great night at Seattle's Stitch 'n Pitch. Lots of yarn and new projects to see, and catching up on stories and adventures with the best friends, ever.
Plus, sharing some knitting tips with my new best fuzzy friend here, what a sweetie! Who knew he was a knitter too!
Here we are with a "wanna be" knitter behind us.  His comment, "I wanted to be a part of something important."