Monday, July 09, 2007

SUMMERLICIOUS KNITTING!

IT'S HOT!!! I'm taking it slow and easy today and hope you are too, Gentle Knitter, where ever you are.



I can't help but wonder just what everyone IS knitting these days......



I started another pair of 2 toes/1 circ with this adorable Opal something. Can't find the ballband to the yarn, but isn't it summery? Cotton, of course!



Speaking of Ballband.....



Naturally I'm in full Ballband mode right now. These are knit with Fiesta Ombre and Faded Denim. I usually knit the cloths like this in reverse after the first one is done. Leftovers, which is a scoosh, are perfect for scrappy cloths, like the Log Cabin.



Knitting for a good cause....

This is the next to last afghan block I've committed to for my Church knitting group's Bazaar project. Consists of an easily memorized cable sequence and I'm really pleased with how it is turning out. No need to ever be intimidated by cables! The tiny book I rediscovered today and had forgotten all about it! It was bought quite a long time ago and has some lovely photos and comments from knitters we are probably all familiar with. I don't think I ever really took the time to sit and really focus on the contents before. Which is a shame, because there is much knitting wisdom between it's tiny little cover.

This morning while walking around my backyard I started thinking how similar knitting and gardening are in that we excitedly wait and wait for the end product of our efforts! Patience provides us with something beautiful which also nourishes us.
We can decide to keep the fruits of our labor ....

Or give it away as a gift....

How does my garden grow?

Slowly.
Very slowly.

The side of our house is fenced off as a small garden where I try to cram as many plants as possible. Every year I tell myself I will put more distance between my crop rows, but, then I forget and over plant again!

Broccoli, collards, eggplant, Swiss chard, carrots, celery, cucumbers, summer squash, peppers and tomatoes.....

Our pole beans are finally starting to sprout! I love how they eventually will climb up along the bamboo tee pee!


Dinner's in the crock pot and ready to go! I'm trying Pot Licker Collards and corn bread tonight with a side of beans and rice!

This Yankee girl is hoping this crock pot dish is a pleasing way to use up those collard greens out back! Leaves more time for knitting, right?

Have a wonderful knitting week!

5 comments:

DawnK said...

Can I have one of those tomatoes, when it's ripe? LOL! I love fresh tomatoes! Your socks are pretty! I love the ballband cloths, too! I have to get started on one myself!

Amanda said...

Your ballbands look great. Can I just tell you how jealous I am of you for the knitting you are doing poolside?

Tea said...

Love the socks in progress, very nice yarn. I like bamboo garden stakes, too. Boughten ones snap in no time. I'm growing my own patch of bamboo; we can always eat it or make knitting needles if need be. lol

Katie J said...

Thanks for the peek into your summer life!

AllyB said...

Greetings fellow Dog Days of Summer swapper! Yum, collards! I am impatiently waiting for them to be ready here, it takes a long time in W Mi to get good collards. *sigh* Your pictures are fabulous. Thank you for sharing.