Monday, August 01, 2011

Frost Flowers Stole

DSC_0412 by Mountain Purl
Frost Flowers Stole by Charlene Schurch 
DSC_0412, a photo by Mountain Purl on Flickr.
What do you get when you cast on 992 stitches and work towards the center, and then kitchner it together?  A Frost Flowers Stole.  Isn't it pretty?  I blocked it yesterday.  This yarn has been in the stash forever it seems.  I think I bought it at a yarn store in Florida maybe 6 or so years ago.  It is Jade Sapphire 100% cashmere.  I think it turned out very nicely.  The kitchnering of the almost 500 center stitches wasn't too bad once you got into a rhythm.
What has been going on?  Well, today is the second to the last day of summer vacation for the boys as school starts Wednesday.  Let's just say not much of anything has gotten done (including cleaning the house) while they have been home.  The garden is about the one thing that has shown a lot of progress.  I have harvested squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, and radishes.  There are so many tomatoes that are just waiting to turn red that when they do I am going to be inundated.
Knitting - well I have been trying to knit from the stash for months.  I really can't remember the last time I bought yarn.  I just have so many pretty things that I want to finish.  I am still working off my list of top projects, though it might get modified now that it is getting closer to the fall.  I haven't felt like working on any heavy projects as it has been so hot lately, so socks and shawls have had top priority.  I think this week I am going to really look at things on the needles and see what I really want to wear this year.  I also have a lot of socks to knit that I have cast on one and then it has languished in the yarn room.  I don't know how people just crank these out.
Reading.  Books read since December 15, 2011:
22.  Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
Hmm, only have about 19 weeks to go.  I don't know if I will make my goal of reading one book a week if I keep at this pace.  I have been watching too many video podcasts instead of reading I think.  I have so many that are in the queue.  I wish they would keep them to 30 minutes or so instead of the hour shows. 
Well, oldest son and I have plans to go to dinner as DH is out of town and the youngest is at Grandma's and we need to stop at the library.  I am hoping it rains and that God can water my garden for me today.  Yes, that would be lovely.
Happy knitting!

Quote of the day:
" I will continue to freak out my children by knitting in public. It's good for them."
— Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much)

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