It has been another busy week. We did manage to work some, cook some things, bake a tad, knit some, and garden a bit. We also made a very special yarn purchase….look for the bright orange yarn.
Bug and I are leaving tomorrow to spend a week with Nana and Pappaw S. (my parents) and my sister’s family (who is traveling from Virginia).
My niece’s birthday (my brother’s daughter) is in early July. She wants to learn to “do the stuff with the sticks and the yarn,” so I purchased a nice ball of wool blend and some large bamboo needles to give her and teach her when we are there. My sister and I are/were very fortunate to have crafty women in our family. We learned to crochet lace from our great-grandmother, who left us nearly 10 years ago. I’m excited that our next generation is interested and will know the crafty side of life like her “people.”
I made a chocolate cheesecake for one of my student’s thesis defense, but didn’t even think to take any pictures – sorry.
The garden is doing well now that we’ve had some rain. There is even a “shy” sunflower that has peeped open.
The blackberries are really turning red (I’ve taken pictures of the same little grouping each time).
I finished the hat. While the design is beautiful, it is just too small for my head. Next time I will add repeats and make it longer. It does look like it is kind of short on the model, though, now that I look at it. I knit it with Debbie Bliss Cashmerin0 (1 ball) in a purple color on a size 6 circular needle.
DH’s giant sock is going well. I’ve turned the heel and am working on the ribbing of the leg (K4,P2).