Monday, September 30, 2013
I finally finished the thumbs and blocked my July Mystery Mittens this past weekend.
I'm loving the weight and color of these mittens, and anticipate getting quite a bit of wear out of them this winter.
I've been doing quite a bit of posting from my phone, as I had a bit of a computer melt down, so the formatting has suffered.
Now I'm back with a new MacBook, and all is well!
Many thanks to Paul, my in-house computer go-to-guy.
I'm a very spoiled girl...
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Can you see it? The star that's supposed to be there to match the left mitten?
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
A very hot day for September 7 in Minnesota. 92 degrees here. Heat index of 104.
We sat on the deck while our supper of pork ribs and grilled sweet corn sizzled. We had a chilled bottle of Dolgo Crabapple wine from my visit to Wisconsin's Maiden Rock winery earlier this summer. It showed great promise to stand up to the strong flavors of the grilled meat.
But it was cool and delicious, so I'm sorry to say it didn't last til mealtime.
I'd highly recommend it for hot September evenings!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Tonight the Girl of the House baked cupcakes for the Lace for the Cure fundraiser that the soccer girls do each fall.
The bright pink is an important part.
Sale to take place during Northfield's famous Defeat of Jesse James days festival tomorrow.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I started this scarf when we were driving back from camping in Colorado this summer. It's become my carry around knitting. It's mindless enough that I can knit while I read, too.
River's Edge Progressions merino sock yarn, purchased at Shepherd's Harvest festival back in May, knitted in the incredibly popular Hitchhiker pattern. There are currently 11,253 projects with this pattern on Ravelry. I can see why. It's easy, yet mesmerizing.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Girl of the House was off bright and early for the first day of her senior year.
So I guess this would be the day to show her Senior Year blanket.
I adapted the Temperature scarf pattern to knit a blanket for her to take to college next year. Cascade 220 Superwash yarn in colors chosen by GotH.
One row for each day, beginning July 1. One color for each 10° temperature increment.
I'll have July and August of 2014 to finish knitting, if I need it.
And we all know that I'll need it...
Monday, September 2, 2013
Fall is here.
The high temp reached 67° today, after being in the 90°s last week.
We had our third annual Labor Day "If Mama ain't going' anywhere for the holiday weekend, we're ALL gonna go for a run" 5K.
I had some good-natured resistance on the part of the seventeen year old, but we all made a go of it.
I'm quite slow, as I'm rehabbing a torn meniscus, so I ran the opposite direction of the loop. That way I managed to get a picture of the two of them headed my direction.
School starts tomorrow.
Let the fall truly begin.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Well, that was a dandy break, wasn't it? Summer just galloped away...
I'll just climb back on this horse and ride 'er into the fall.
Cooler temps today (it's been in the 90s for a solid week) made me feel like playing with fiber again.
I had these shawls to block.
Well, Color Affection turned out to be 80 inches wide. Where the heck do you block something of that size?
On the clothes line, of course. It worked surprisingly well.
(Please ignore the towels.)
Boulder 3S shawl
I started this one while taking an intensive weekend seminar in Boulder Colorado this summer. It was great mindless knitting.
Part of a summer knitalong, finished while we were on vacation in Colorado in July.
Finished object photos to come this week.
Happy Fall to everyone in the Midwest!