Blue Mornings, Blue Days

Hello everyone!  Am I blue?  Nope!  But, the skies here sure are – blue in the morning, blue at noon, and blue as the sun goes down!  All this glorious, cloud-free, weather is causing West Michigan to become a bit parched!  I am watering up a storm – I will post some photos soon of my blooming hibiscus, my sunny yellow yarrow, my golden lilies, and my coral-colored begonias!  We have got color and LOTS of it!!  How does my garden grow?  Very rapidly with all this sunshine!! 

Well, with all this sunshine and great weather – you would wonder what I have been knitting, right?  Oh, yes – there has been knitting!!  I finished Chapeau Marnier – wow, what a great pattern!!!  I shall have my daughter take a photo of the hat on Rachel – I did not have my camera upon completion to get a quick shot off before the hat was enroute to Northern Michigan to daughter #1.  Let me tell you, if you have not stopped over to www.knitty.com to see their summer lovelies, go right now!  I knit the Chapeau with Louet Gems – in an awesome brown color, and with a pale blue ribbon with some matching shades of brown spots – it was adorable!

 I am also working along on my Monkey socks – although, I have not been able to put down the Elspeth Lavold Silky Wool that I am knitting into the Indigo Waves Skirt from an earlier issue of IK.  I am through the “hip” increases for my “hippy-ness” and I am about an inch from starting the lace work!  I love this yarn!!!  It is the perfect summer yarn – it is light weight, it feels so good, and the colorway – this amazing green – has worked its way into my heart.  I want this done and soon! 

 Oh… speaking of done… You all need to stop over and see Judy’s Clapotis!  Holy cow, it is gorgeous!!  Okay, now she has me wanting a “denimy” Clapotis to wrap around me!  I promise you – she will inspire you to cast on this great pattern!  She did it with 3 ** 8 (**new note, Judy let me know of my error, she kindly corrected me.  Thanks, Judy!!) skeins of Elspeth Lavold Silky Tweed – mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm!  If you have already knit a Clapotis, this will invigorate you to cast on again!  Great job, Judy!

See how easy it is to ‘fall off’ the yarn wagon?  All it takes is a fellow knitter’s finished object!  I will be keeping my eyes open for some Silky Tweed on sale!

I have been enjoying “Knitting Daily” – the new thing from Interweave Press – there are some great patterns out there.  There was a lovely sweater from Wendy Bernard yesterday – yes, that is calling to me with it’s siren song as well!  I will be heading to my stash this weekend to see if I have anything that will work for this sweater! 

July is looming on the doorstep, pushing out June as she comes – can you all believe that June is almost over?  Where did the month go?  I can assure you that my head is spinning with how quickly this month has been flying by!

This weekend I went up to some friends “cabin in the woods” with Ken – okay, now I am using “cabin in the woods” loosely here folks!  Get this – no running water, no indoor plumbing!  AACCKKKK!  Am I nuts?  Oh, there is a brilliant idea – head up to the north woods with a guy you want to continue to be interested in you – and not have a shower to remove “bed head” in the morning!!  Oh. My. Gosh.  Can I tell you about the bugs?????  They have the corner on the ‘eepy-creepy’ market there in the northwoods, I can definately assure you of that!  There were some high points – I dazzled everyone with my “birding” skills!  And, sitting around the campfire on Friday night was fun!  At least it was until I realized there was no shower to remove the “campfire aroma”!!  In spite of all the negative odds – Ken seems still interested!  LOL, maybe my “bed head” is not so bad after all!  The other plus was 4 hours of knitting time in the vehicle going up and coming home!

 Well, it seems the work day is over – I could certainly be busier at work.  Think some good thoughts for me about the job front – and remember, I am thinking good thoughts about all of you!  Have a great Monday night, I shall try and be more faithful about blogging!! 

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4 thoughts on “Blue Mornings, Blue Days

  1. Hi! Thanks for the shout-out and compliment on my Clapotis. But it was more like 8 skeins of Silky Tweed. Three would not go very far. 8 is a nice, big wrap.

    I want to see the Chapeau!

  2. Kat, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you and your guy. Also, that Clapotis is actually making me want to make one. I’ve resisted the sire call for so long!

  3. Cabin/camping is always memorable eh?

    I too am in disbelief with July already here. I so need my summer. Every minute of it. I have no trouble arising early on gorgeous summer days. Funny how I can’t get one foot out of bed in March!

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