Monday, September 10, 2007

SETTLING INTO SEPTEMBER......

This is the month when everything begins to change, which signals, for me, the ending of summer. The sky becomes more intense in it's brightness, and although the temperature is still very warm, the cooler nights helped my roses re-emerge after they've spent months hiding from the heat! I've become less picky about weeds in my garden now, being more content on harvesting the abundant tomatoes and peppers that are weighing done the plants! I need to find a good recipe for the frying peppers-Cubanelles!

Anyone have one they'd like to send me?

Another Zucchini Pie for last week's church covered dish dinner. I liked the way the top came out this time-not so brown as the previous one made. I was vigilant about watching the oven this time!

Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth knit in summery colors and included in the package to my SP11. Hope she likes it. Trying to keep summer as long as I can by knitting with bright colors. Not ready to dig out the fall colors yet, but know soon I will be decorating for the seasonal change....

Here's a nice stack of cloths that I've managed to retain so far. It's nice to have a few on stand by, just in case....
AAAAAAAAAAH! It does go slowly, this last square of the afghan. I thought I'd be finished today, but was side tracked again with preparing for my Beginner's Knitting Class which starts tonight at our local community college. I'm blaming it all one those darn Bobbles! They seem to take so long to complete, and really have slowed my progress with this final square. A cautionary note: JUST SAY NO- TO BOBBLES!



I'll leave you with this photo of a Datura, also known as "Moon Lily", from our backyard.

Have a happy week!

8 comments:

Tea Time and Roses said...

It is so nice to hear from so many of you knitters... Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment to my blog... I love putting my hands in so many different crafting ventures, and have been so inspired by you wonderful knitting ladies I just had to pick up my needles and plan on doing some knitting this fall! Please drop by another visit soon..

Smiles...

Beverly :o)

hakucho said...

Your moon lily is beautiful. I have never seen or heard of them before. Very nice. Nice stack of cloths you have there...you can never have too many...

happy knitting :)

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DawnK said...

Beautiful stuff! The zucchini pie looks delicious! I just had a quiche at a local restaurant and the crust just melts in your mouth! Yum!

Katie J said...

That moon lily is beautiful! I love the look of the afghan and will be taking a Aran sweater knitting class soon. But the bobbles may get me, eh?

Karin said...

Love your dishcloths. I will have to try the ballband one of these days. I love the Mason Dixon book.

I was able to add to my stash at Kraemers yarn sale, but also added more. Pictures are now posted on my blog.

Karin

Deborah said...

Regarding your post on knitlist and Rhinbeck. If you like socks, you must get to the Socks that Rock booth first thing in the morning because last year they sold out.

Wear comfy shoes, bring lots of money, and patterns! Don't forget your camera!

Channon said...

I always say no to bobbles. They take up time and yarn, and honestly? I just can't get the hang of them. Yours are beautiful though!