My sewing machine is lonely, and I seem to be on a knitting bent right now. I seem to keep skipping around, but things are getting finished.
Last week, I made another Charlotte Bonnet for a friend's new granddaughter.
I was surprised that grandfather was more pleased with it then grandmother. I guess the baby will be her grandpa's princess.
I have been carrying a sock around all summer. It has been to the west coast and back, to meetings, and waiting rooms. Today, I finally got the first sock finished.
I learned some time ago to never let the needles get cold before casting on the second sock, so the first 5 rows of the second sock are done. I am not trying to make them twins, because the repeat in the striping is rather long. These are for the Christmas box.
Every summer lately I have worked on a challenging knitting pattern. I think it helps improve my skills for simpler pieces. Last summer, I worked on Alberta.
Summer is nearly over, so I need to get at my challenge piece. This summer I have chosen 1001 Nights.
These are the yarn and the beads I have pulled from my stash. I think I don't have enough beads, but I have enough to get started. The yarn is an alpaca lace weight. I have challenged my friend Cheryl to join me again this summer, and she has accepted the challenge. It is always fun to have someone to knit with, even if it is by email.
The rain has brought lots of flowers to the pots in the backyard.
These lovelies are about 4' high and give off a lovely send at dusk.