The weather has changed. It rained a lot yesterday, followed by a cool front that came through the Midwest. The heat is on in the house and we are cozy after spending the evening outside at our son's football game. I'm thinking of hot chocolate, but it's too late to make it, and I'm working all weekend, but I took some quick photos of a few things I'm working on at the moment and stopped in to say hello!
I wanted some golden yarn, so I dyed a few skeins. These will either be for the shop, or to knit a sweater with. I haven't decided. I have two more to wind.
I finished the border of a work in progress, and then picked up 325 stitches down the side, and going the wrong direction the first time across. (I think it's a left handed thing.) The yarn is a cashmere lace weight by the Yarn Barn of Kansas that I have had in my stash for years and the pattern is the Tulip Field Shawlette from the first issue of Making magazine. I should finish this next week and I am curious about how the cashmere will look and feel after blocking. I'll show you when it's done.
This is the view from my back door. I took it when it was raining so it's rather gloomy, or wonderful depending on one's mood. These trees house many birds and I love to just sit and listen to them.
I made another soup. My last post was beef vegetable like my mom used to make, only a lot more vegetables, and this is my version of Zuppa Toscana. It is a family favorite and fried prosciutto sprinkled on top makes it really good. We like to have soup Saturdays when the weather turns cold, and always with crusty bread. This was last night though, when I needed something quick to feed the family.
Have a lovely weekend. I'll be back after my work weekend with a knitting project update. Jeannine