Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's here! Finally! After a very cold and wet May and beginning of June, summer has arrived. And I remember: Oh yeah, this is why I live in Portland.
The kids have started up their nightly hide and seek tag games, the windows are open, hammock up, raspberries ripe, and perhaps most important of all, I can put away the rain pants for the season, stop cursing on the morning commute, and ride the good bike  - you know, the one without fenders and fat tires that goes really fast.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Holy Crap! May has come and gone and we're halfway through June and I have nothing to show for it!! Yikes!

No sewing at any rate. My machine was in the shop for most of the month, and it's been way too wet to work in the garden, so I had no choice but to pick up my knitting needles. With the weather being what it's been lately, it's easy to pretend it's the middle of January and knitting a cozy scarf comes naturally...
The one pictured above is made using a pattern stitch found here using beautiful Manos del Uruguay yarn purchased from a local shop, Knit/Purl.

I also managed to finish up my daughter's scarf from a pattern by Shibui Knits.
By the time I was done, I had something like a thousand stitches on my needles. Ever tried to knit a row with a thousand stitches? It takes FOREVER.  Which is probably why this scarf took forever to finish.

Finally, a little hat for an upcoming birthday gift. I'm quite pleased with how it's turning out, and may need to make one for myself.  This pattern is from the book  Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.  (And yes, it is last minute as the birthday is tomorrow!)

We did have one sunny day in all this rain, this past weekend, and the cat took no time in finding this spot of sun on the floor.   I think her shadow kind of looks like batman.  Watch out!