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Monday, September 9, 2013


Hello and welcome to my WIP Wednesday!! Am I the only one having issues with blogger? It did NOT want me to write a post today. I finally won, because I am stubborn and I had some time on my hands. 

Coming hot off my super happy finish of Flowing Lines, I cast on Creme Brule in Plymouth Bamtastic yarn. My knitting is all backward lately, knitting a sweater in the hot sunshine, and now a summer top in the cold spring greyness. Oh well, hopefully the sun will be out again soon.

In addition to knitting, here are some other things  this week that are making me happy:
A new friend gifted me all these herbs from her garden. Chives, mint, two kinds of parsley, cilantro, thyme. People are so lovely!

This is my new yarn bowl. It is an Opp shop find--they were having a "fill a bag for $5" sale and I got my monies worth (the girls got some summer clothes as well). I love it!

The girls are cutting bits of yarn to leave out for the birds that are nesting. We were trying to entice some swallows to nest nearby, but I think we may have failed. I really want them to stay and eat the mosquitoes that are plaguing us!

Lastly, we made ribbon wands. As my Dad pointed out they are huge, but as I said to him, we don't do small and dainty around here. The girls and I went to a local craft fair and they were fairly taken with the ribbon wands. I told them we could make two our selves for the price of one at the fair, and they accepted the challenge. I was right, and they got to pick their own colors. Win-win.

Ok, this time I really mean lastly, here are two books I just finished reading and wanted to share as they were both amazing. Totally different, one is sci-fi (4th in the series by Robin Hobb, she is fantastic) and the other, uhm, well, a book that takes place in the 60's on the east coast of Australia. I recommend both!

Have a great week!


  1. love the wands and they are not that big, they could be bigger you know. Glad you posted and it's nice to see what you've been up to. Love the yarn bowl!!!!

  2. I agree with Karen above...they aren't that big at all...but then, I am also of the "go big or go home" frame of mind.

  3. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am looking at your sweater and I'm amazed!! It's really beautiful. I haven't made an 'adult' sweater for such a long time. And not anything like that. I'll be watching to see what you finish next.


  4. Wands and young ladies are beautiful! I can totally see myself carrying one.

  5. life would be so uninteresting if we did everything 'in order'! love the color of the latest knit!!!! you go, girls!!! great wands!!!

  6. Love the summery blue color of your Creme Brûlée. Those ribbon wands are awesome! Handmade is always the best way to go :)


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