June 2010

Sunday – a day of knitting

Since it was foggy and cool in town, and since I was a wee bit tuckered from a late night while the neighbors had their courtyard party, I opted to have a quiet day at home and get some knitting done. I’ve made a bit of progress on my Girasol, which I started months ago, and I finished the back to the floral cardigan. I’ve also started this small scarf, which is made with a strand of thread-weight merino and a strand of lace & steel.

The pattern can be found here on the Habu textiles website.

The Garden Plot: with ladybugs

I stopped in to spray my vegetables with a mixture of water, rubbing alcohol, and shavings of sunlight soap. I’m hoping this will help keep the beetles away from my radish leaves, they seem to love them so.

It’s nice to see that things are starting to come up. And it was a lovely surprise to see this little guy moseying along in my plot. Ladybugs are great for gardens!

Citron One-skein Shawlette

This pattern is available at Knitty.com for free and can be found here. I’d picked up one skein of Malabrigo Lace (470 yards, 100% merino and oh-so-soft!) on sale at Tradewinds in Dartmouth, NS. It was the last day that her store was open so what was left was heavily marked down. The pattern says that one skein will suit it, but I only had enough to get to the outer edge of the 5th section of rushing, still, though, it is a wearable size.

I finished this scarf on Saturday, which was Wold-wide Knit in Public Day. That was an interesting time. I sat down to knit with a couple of women who were in town for a Red Hat Society convention. Missy joined us, and soon enough Mayor Ivan Court stopped by and told us a few stories. As the Red Hat ladies left to go to their luncheon, Elizabeth came along with her daughter and aunt (and Buffy, the aunt’s chihuahua, happily clad in pinks and nested in a pink travel bag.)

Kings County Studio Tour

It was fun hanging out with Tracy for the day, and we had perfect weather for driving around and visiting various studios on the tour. My favorite stop was near the beginning, as we stopped in to see Elizabeth Millers spinning and weaving studio – talk about an inspiring spot!