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Summer Days

August 15, 2010

I updated my Ravelry notebook yesterday and while I did so, I realized I hadn’t really finished a project since April!  No wonder I’ve been frustrated with my knitting.  Now there are several reasons for this.

  1. All of my projects are large.  Even the pair of socks I have (Ellington Socks) are full of cables and are almost knee highs.
  2. Several of the projects are designs.  So the process isn’t just knitting, but making decisions and documenting the process.
  3. I have a few sweaters that need seeming and last minute touches, but also need hardware.  Mostly a buttons and a zipper.
  4. I just haven’t felt like knitting much.

Having said that, I can feel a teeny tiny bit of autumn in the air.  Of course, that turns on the knitter switch and I am feeling ready to finish a few of these projects so I can cast on a few new ones!

So since I don’t have a lot of knitting to show you, I wanted to make sure and document all the things I have been busy with this summer.

Potatoes
Potatoes from the Garden (All Reds, All Blues, and Yukon Golds)

Potatoes and Favas
Potatoes from garden with Favas from garden. Cooked on the grill. Yummm!

Nasturtium Leaf
Huge Nasturtium Leaf!

Sprawling Nasturtium
The Sprawl of Nasturtiums. These are even bigger now, and very happy and covered in flowers.

Blue BFL
While I haven’t been knitting. I casually participated in Tour de Fleece and I’ve done quite a bit of spinning. This is my hand-dyed Blue BFL for a Farmers Market Cardigan.

While we’ve had a very strange garden season this year, I have had some successes. Unfortunately it’s all the things that didn’t work out that I can’t help but think about (onions, carrots, cucumbers, squash….).

I’ve also been sewing up a storm. Gotta love the instant gratification of sewing projects! Will be full of fabric next time.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2010 2:39 pm

    no squash? sad! that’s about the only thing that worked out truly well for us! next year, I’m not planting three seeds in each hill, because we now have about three million squash plants. We’ve gotten some bell peppers, some tomatoes, and a few handfuls of peas . . . but the deer nibbled our stuff a lot (even with a fence). Squash seems to be the only thing they aren’t interested in nibbling.

  2. Jeralee permalink
    August 16, 2010 8:45 pm

    The potatoes look tasty! It’s summer – too many things to do outside. When the weather gets yucky, there is more time to knit. I have a few half knitted projects as well that are slow going.

  3. August 23, 2010 4:07 pm

    Oooo! Your potatoes look great!
    And that’s a lot of spinning!

  4. August 24, 2010 12:17 am

    Mmm, great looking potatoes! Do you eat your nasturtiums? They’re fabulous in salads, and taste a lot like radishes.

  5. August 25, 2010 7:07 pm

    These tomatoes look yummy!
    And the yarn you spun is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see how your farmer cardigan turns out!

  6. August 30, 2010 3:12 pm

    Wow, the colors of those potatoes are amazing!

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