Sunday, September 25, 2011


The every way wrap to be precise, or specific, your choice. It grows though there have been periods where it seemed like I was going backwards in time. After finding a cable row that twisted to the left when it should have twisted to the right I had the joy of frogging five inches.

Still, it's all knitting and that is always good. I am sure I will use this wrap a great deal this winter. It will be perfect for sitting on the couch in front of the wood burning stove.

The lovely density of the knitting makes it a popular item to repose upon.


We continue to have some decent heat during the days (today being the exception - we not only dropped down from the 90's into the 70's, it rained). The heat will continue and perhaps there will be a few more tomatoes. Things are wrapping up though. I have picked the last of my heirloom cantaloupes and will be sorry when the last one has been consumed. A definite Must.Grow.Again.Next.Year item. They have been so very good.

I tried a new type of hard shell squash from Australia. I've not yet tried eating one and may actually just use them for Halloween carving. I don't think I will try them again though. You get one, perhaps two per vine and the literature says they are rather "dry". There a plenty other types with better taste and higher yield. Still, fun to try something new.

We had a cat bomb go off the other night.

Just to the left is an open door with a bit of a breeze. A pleasant place to hang out in the evening when you have a fur coat.

Otherwise, a basket in the shade isn't too bad either.

Friday, September 02, 2011


I have been on an apron making kick. I will soon be meeting up with girlfriends for our annual get together and I thought, "...what a perfect gift!" Last year I knitted them scarves. I don't remember what happened the year before but I am sure it was fun.

I have made progress on my wall hanging. Frankly my dear, I suck at free motion quilting and it just isn't enough fun to spend the time and effort to get better. Some people love it. Me? Eh! I will persevere and finish it up and maybe I'll hang it on a wall.


I continue to stay true to my UFO's despite having found (and purchased) some reallyreallyreally lovely patterns recently. My every way wrap continues to grow though I do need to either frog or attempt to correct two small mistakes a couple of inches back.

Last night I tried on the silky cardi that I had decided just wasn't going to work out. Tight under the arms and shapeless. A critical viewing showed that yeah, the underarms were a bit snug but not as bad as I had thought and if I frogged the neckband and reknit with fewer stitches (tightening it up) it would actually be a pretty cute cardi. Hmmm. Perhaps my knitting mojo is coming back.

A couple of blog posts back I mentioned that I had been working on a stealth gift for my dear hubby. All is revealed! I finally cut the mats and framed two posters that we had purchased while doing the dam tour at Lake Powell. I am a bit embarrassed to admit that it has taken me more than *several* years to finally break out my mat cutter and get it done. But! It is done, they are hung in our living room and they are pleasing.

The garden continues with enough tomatoes for sauce, lots of winter squash for baking and freezing, and today the making of pesto (yum!). Have a safe holiday weekend.

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