Pat's Knitting and Quilting
We just returned from a sunny, hot, fun filled week in Eastham on Cape Cod - a big family reunion - most of the week was spent on the beach with occ. biking and walking when it was cool enough - a day in Ptown, miniature golf, lots of seafood, cookouts and ice cream every night rounded the week out - but the most fun of all was just being with the people I love most in the World!
I actually didn't knit a stitch on this vacation, but finished my Turkish Rose Mittens just after we returned. This is my very 1st knitted project taken from sheep to finish.
Pattern: Turkish Rose Mittens from Green Mtn. Spinnery (I bought the pattern, but it is is also in 99 Yarns and Counting.)
A little bit off season, but I think they are gorgeous - can't wait to REALLY wear them this winter!
I'm attempting to get my Istanbul Socks done by August 31 for the Red Bird Knits Summer KAL - progress is slow :-)
July 5, 2010
Blogging Lite - Summer Style
Anyone who has read my blog for the past 4 years, knows I go into "summer mode" and manage to only get in a few posts during this time...usually coming back full force (which is still only about once/week) in the fall.
Alaska was wonderful in every way - Enjoying time with my 2 adult children, while Dave held down the fort here at home, filled my heart with joy - Here we are at the Salmon Bake (Matt with girlfriend Kelly, Me, Kate)
But what I'm sure most of you are more interested in....
I scored 1/2 pound (to be split with Marcy) of pure raw qiviut from beautiful Ingrid the muskox - she had just been combed about 2 weeks ago. LARS (or as I've always called it - The Muskox Farm) is about 2 miles from my son's cabin - very convenient :-)
I finished my "Walk in the Woods" naturally dyed socks
Started my Tour de Fleece spinning, using bright and beautiful Fiber Optic Hand-Dyed SW Merino in Salta - Kimber Baldwin has a fun club, "As the Whorl Turns" (Rav info) in which you get to choose between 3 fibers (inspired by a different country each month). I've opted to split this braid up into separate colors and go from there - no definitive plan in mind yet