So as usual, I’ve been quiet, but I *have* been knitting. I had a lot going on this summer, like: GETTING MARRIED! 🙂
My husband and I had a quiet ceremony at judge’s chambers 2 blocks from our house. It was exactly the day we wanted, with flowers purchased at our local grocery about an hour before the wedding, and nails done 1 block away. I like the idea of observing local while engaging in important life events. 🙂
And we observed the Pittsburgh tradition of a cookie table, too, by setting up a tiny TV tray table with a doily and a plate of thumbprint cookies (I’m told these are the luckiest cookie of all). The judge got a kick out of it and even ate a cookie after the ceremony. We then went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, and chilled out all weekend. It was REALLY nice! Here are some shots of the day:
Meanwhile, it seems like a lot of friends and family had babies this summer, so I’ve done a lot of baby knitting, and then I also finally took the plunge into shawls, and haven’t looked back! 🙂
For my cousin Melissa’s baby, Taylor: Mason-Dixon baby bib done in Peaches n’ Creme.
For my friend Cosy’s baby, Malachi: Mason-Dixon baby bib done in Peaches n’ Creme.
For my friend Kelly’s baby, Elle: a baby washcloth and burp towel of my own design done in Peaches n’ Creme.
And for my friend Allison’s baby, Molly: Mason-Dixon baby bib done in Peaches n’ Creme.
I also ventured into shawls finally! This is very exciting to me, because lace work always intimidated me. My first shawl was a free knit-a-long pattern by Wendy Johnson, called Summer Mystery Shawlette. Mine is done with Socks That Rock – Cozy, Fierce & Dirty Orange, lightweight.
Then I cast on the Springling Shawl by Cosette Cornelius-Bates, using her light fingering snapdragon yarn, which is a joy to work with, and KnitPurlGirl’s Rustic Autumn Shawl, done in Halloween colors by Creatively Dyed. I have to say for this last one, I hate the yarn (which I should note is not the yarn called for by the pattern, but rather yarn I had in my stash that I wanted to use up). The colors are gorgeous but the yarn is splitty, and that is very disappointing. Both shawls are still on the needles. I’m done with the increases on the Springling Shawl and am just trying to get through the rest of the garter ridges before I can start the lace edging, and I am still on the increases on the Rustic Autumn Shawl. I’m not sure exactly when I became a person who has 2 shawls on the needles, but apparently I am!
There have been several dishcloths, but I guess that can wait for another post. There really are enough for a post of their own, LOL! (I mean, really, is anyone surprised by this?) And finally, I’ve caught the hexipuff bug. Clearly “hexipuffing” is a dangerously, infectiously giddy past-time that results in a sock yarn blanket. God help us all. 😉
Hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the summer!