Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer?!?

I am here with a quick apology and a sincere promise.

It was early May before I noticed that April had swooped by with no word from me here. Since the plan was to post at least a couple of times a month, I set up two posts with images...and then they sat there...waiting.

This week I promise to add the words to the numerous images already loaded and tell you about what happened during those two months! Well, not everything, but at least about two very yarny happenings.

The non-yarny things include...
...finally finding this place and its great treasures...

...and finding these and cooking so many wonderful dishes!

That stack went on my wish list.

We grew and harvested our first radishes! The rest of the garden is going great, too!

Otherwise, there was a scarf pattern and a shawl pattern that had me so perplexed that I had no more words with which to blog. 
two scarves and two shawls
The scarf pattern is ready to release except for pictures, the shawl pattern is with the tech editor, and the testing will probably get started this week.

Pssst...I could use another tester for this shawl, too. Let me know if anyone's interested. It takes 740 yds of fingering on US size 4 needles and has a light cable (seen above) and eyelet stitch pattern that merge and flow against one another. The edging is worked as you go. No finishing!


At present I am deep into lots and lots of squares. This is in preparation for a new Fundamentals pattern that will have tutorials and will be great for stash usage--even tiny bits!

Happy Summer Solstice (yesterday) to you and I hope all your projects are going well.
I'll be back in a couple of days with those long-overdue posts!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woot, woot! I am pleased to see you back! The shawl looks beautiful and I'm anxious to see that pattern released and the squares are very intriguing!

Jen Hagan said...

Glad to be back, and glad to have intrigued you!