Hello, and a happy Sunday to you!
I couldn’t help but search for a project for the bamboo yarn I purchased while on vacation. I chose Bakersfield, by Corrina Ferguson. While I think the drape of this new yarn will be pretty and I do love the color, I am not so sure I’ll love working with it. It feels like a cotton without any stretch, and then there is my love for the feel of wool which I think I'll miss, but I will keep knitting on and see how it goes. I do love shawlettes though because of how fast they knit up, and how they can be easily worn as a beautiful scarf, so I think it might be worth sticking with.
Some new friends have come to live here At Stone Cottage. I’m pleased to introduce Delta Dawn, Mon Cheri, and Buttercup! When we bought them, the cashier gave me a sign that reads, “Home is where the flock is.” I wouldn’t call our three little girls a flock exactly, but home is definitely here where they are. In just one day, I can see the different personality of each, and I could easily watch them all day. They are half grown, so it will be a while before we have eggs, but for now we’ll just enjoy the entertainment of their curiosity.
I was able to find a new basket to hold my embroidery yesterday at the store, and I’m pleased with it. I love that I can just leave it sitting somewhere in the house to take with me when I go, or to pick up any time to start working on my projects. My knitting basket on the other hand, has to constantly be kept in a closet, which I don’t like, because a little pesky cat that lives here as well, just once in a while, decides to come indoors, but when she does, she can smell wool a block away. She will look at me in the most unsuspicious way, as she creeps toward my yarn, and if I’m not careful she will have it pulled from one end of the house to the other. Once she even got into a drawer from behind the furniture, and pulled yarn out from the back.
Well then, I truly hope this is a sunny day for you both outside and in your heart. Here, the warm sun is still slightly hidden by big fluffy clouds, and a summer breeze blowing in the trees and the sound of birds is the only thing I hear. I’m grateful for this day and for you my friends. xo Jeannine