Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mystery Doily Tatting.....

First Round from Be-Stitched.
The next round will be in two months.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Flight of the Wild Silk Moths

Did you know this is National Moth Week?  
Well now you can celebrate it with this wonderful pattern released just in the nick of time!
It's designed by Denise of LostCityKnits in her lace-weight 100% silk.
You will now see what I've been busy test knitting.
 A ball of  Wild Silk Moths all knit up with a little left over.
{photo used with permission from Denise of LostCityKnits}
 Falling softly into place.

{photo used with permission from Denise of LostCityKnits}
Smooth landing.......

Friday, July 12, 2013

Peas and teaching knitting

Peas growing above the canopy! 
....and Kim's knitting.  First time ever knitting.
It was fun as she learned not to put her knitting down 
until she knit the entire row.  Why?  So she wouldn't have to guess which direction she was going.  :)
Needless to say, she caught on very quickly.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

More No-Knead Bread.......and Pickled Eggs

 This No-Knead Bread is 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose with 3 Tablespoons Black Strap Molasses added and a couple other things.  It is a beautiful dark bread.
 Left over pickled beet juice is perfect for boiled eggs!  Just look at that color!
This is what it looks like opened up.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tatting and peas

 Ahh, the Occasional Doily in the process of being tatted with sz 10 thread.  I was afraid of using such a big shuttle but find I rather like it.  Did you know it holds about 210 yards of sz 10 thread?  Wow.
Shelled peas from the garden.
This is the one thing that is growing nicely.  The carrots, beets cukes, zucchini and onions are not doing what they are supposed to be doing.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Unknown, to me, plant......

This was left on the lot.  Does anyone have any idea what this plant is?