August 29, 2016

The Sights, Knitting etc.

August 29, 2016

Hi there!

Time has been flying along, and the summer is slowly winding down. Queen Anne's Lace, Golden Road, and the  Brown Eyed Susie's are  beautifully carpeting the countryside. It has been such a wonderful summer weather wise: a lot of sunshine and enough rain to pump up the lushness. 

Bindweed and Jewel Weed.

An Osprey watches the watcher. 
My kingdom for a telephoto lens.

Lucky Purple Martins inhabit the 13th floor.


Off the Needles
Netherfield Evening Bag from Jane Austen Knits Fall 2012
I've always loved the old fashioned recticules, and I have been wanting to knit this pattern since it first came out. So I did a deep stash drive (my stash is embarrassingly small just now) and found this yarn. It's wonderful yarn to knit with, but the colour is not what I expected. With mail order you can't always tell.
 The bag still needs to be lined and requires a French seam, (O, dear) and since my sewing machine gave it up long ago (gasp!), I will sew it by hand. Also, the pattern calls for beads on the points. Will anything match? Perhaps a dye bath would help. :)

Beautiful old things
Loved this display. Old tools (well mostly) of the trade.

 Something different:
Masks ~ Comedy and Tragedy. 
The written words require black ink.

On the drawing board...The Stargazer Lily.

My 20% shoppe sale is on until the end of August. Just type SALE at the checkout.

Thank you! 

Enjoy the week...

August 02, 2016

Icelandic Lattice Lace Scarf, BBs, Sale

August 2, 2016
Lava Lace Scarf. An fun knit and easy to remember pattern. Raverly post here.
If you've been reading along for awhile, you will remember that I planted a Gloriosa Lily last year and several of you wanted to see it. (I had wanted to grow one for many years but I couldn't find any bulbs.) Unfortunately, the wind knocked it down last year, so I am happy to finally say TA DA... here it is. It's about 5 feet tall. Although it was hard to do, today I picked one for the drawing board.
Another favourite...Queen Anne's Lace.

Doodles of the Botanical Blue kind. My new Micron pen is not the quite the same beautiful blue as the other one. It's close but not quite. I'm searching for just the right colour.

In honour of my birthday this month, there's a 20% sale on in my shoppe. Just type in SALE at the checkout. 

Enjoy the week...
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