Monday, September 24, 2007

Toads, Shawls, Flowers and Wyatt. Oh My!

I finally got a toad lily this season, and she's decided to bloom nicely.Very happy with MS3 today. Excuse the lousy pic.I'm finally on Clue 3. I can do it.....I can do it.....I can do it!
Mums!!! I know there are pretty pedestrian when it comes to the flower world, but I love them. Especially these...............................
Last but not least.....................I love Wyatt, DD and DSIL's newest adoptee. Is this face just too wonderful?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

C'est Fini!

This was a joyful knitting experience. I heartily recommend Tess Yarn, but I wish I had one more skein. 750 yards made for a short shawl........but I can wear it as a scarf. The drape is heavenly; the texture is wonderful especially worn on the neck.

I have to make another. I 'm thinking perhaps the four skeins I have of Ultra Alpaca. Forgive the dark pic of me; I'm learning how to do a self portrait with the timer on my camera.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Clapotis is finally begun.

I can see more of these shawls in my future! I'm making this with some old stash yarn called Tess' Designer Yarn ....a luscious merino, silk alpaca and angora. I hope the 750 yards is enough!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mystery Stole Inspiration

As all of you may know I'm still plugging away a MS3. Iris has finished hers, and I just had to share the pictures I took of her modeling her stunning stole. Notice the way she wears the wing; she calls the wing a "petticoat." It's delightful!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Raptor Weekend

Raptor Weekend by the R.I. Audubon Society is well worth your time. I was able to see up close some falcons, owls, an American bald eagle and other birds of prey.

On the knitting front: I began Clapotis finally............................long after the Clapotis KAL!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Surprise Flowers and Socks!

This week DH and I celebrated our 36th anniversary. He surprised me with a lovely bouquet of flowers. My DD knit me a surprise for my bday last month........ a special pair of blue socks that I will treasure. Knitters always love to receive a hand knit gift; they know the care that goes into each stitch!

I also finally finished a Comfort Shawl in Rowan Cashsoft in a grayed lavender; DD modeled it for me. I am also enjoying knitting Crusoe socks!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Shakers in the Berkshires

I finally was able to visit the Hancock Shaker Village. The first three pictures are of the famous round stone barn followed by a Shaker woman who is knitting. The last picture shows some teasel used in textile processing.