Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Here are the hosta flowers just hanging out.
The hydrangeas, are drooping already.
Here is the progress of Hedera. I should finish it tonight and get to work on the second. This heel flap is longer than I would have liked--but it does fit.
Here are some outdoor shots of the yarn I dyed last week. These colors are truer. I think I'll be doing some more dyeing this weekend!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
And all the rain had brought on the mushrooms.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
So off I went to donate to Claudia and Mike. Is it bad to say that I gave Claudia a bit more?? She was offering all sorts of yarny goodness as prizes--and it was all going to the same place after all.
Well, the other day I received an e-mail from Claudia that I had won one of the prizes! She had also cced the donor to send/confirm my mailing address. It was only after I checked her site to see if a picture of the yarn was posted that I realized the donor was none other than the Yarn Harlot herself. So some time soon, I should be receiving my first every socks that rock--from the stash of the Harlot. It will be interesting to see what all the fuss about this yarn is about, as I've never used it myself.
On other news, I have been working on my sweater. Slow and steady. Here are some pictures of the progress.
I will have to post some pictures of the inside. I am loving the woven technique. It does slow me down a little bit, but I think it is well worth it to not have to worry so much about being too tight or too loose. Some of the "floats" are 5 stitches wide--always a risk for problems.
We had a lovely long weekend with my college roommate and her family. The boys are 12 days apart in age and they had a great time. We also took yesterday off, and in between thunderstorms we went out for some letterboxing. We found 7 boxes in one afternoon--and we found some lovely locations, not too far from home.
Now back to our regularly scheduled thunderstorms. "Lookout , a funderstorm is rolling in" is becoming a common phrase in my house.