Thursday, August 21, 2014

another walk..

 My weekly walk to Trader Joes and more unusual side of the road flowers. My son said they were Washington wild flowers.. a very vague description haha. I don't think he even notices them unless I'm with him pointing them out.
 These flowers below look like Hibiscus flowers of some sort. They have a different look from the Hibiscus flowers that I'm used to seeing in Florida. I'm surprised to see them in this cooler climate. 
 My knitting progress. I'm starting to get discouraged. This is not the prettiest knit sweater I have made. I think it is the nature of the yarn which has rayon, acrylic, wool, rabbit hair. It has no stretch at all and I get some loose stitches here and there that I'm unhappy with. For now I will keep working on it. If it gets any worse I will probably  put it aside. I did try it on and it is a perfect fit and very light weight. Just not sure about it at this point.
 More rubber band loomy stuff. At least these are practical haha.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

did someone say rainbow.... loom?

 As you can see, not much knitting has been going on. I mostly work on this on the bus to work and on my break. I just finished separating the sleeves and putting them on holders and have started on the body. I think it will go a little fast now. Note to self... don't knit when your tired.. I had to rip out one days work that took me one day. I missed one whole row of lace... bah.
 I have discovered a new toy. I was in Joanns fabric for some buttons and thread and walked past the rubber band looms and they were 50% off so I said what the heck, it looks like fun. Well one thing led to another and I just couldn't get enough.. I had to make it all.. I ended up ordering the monster tail loom and running to Michael's craft store to purchase the original Rainbow loom and so you can see what happened.

 I then had to run out and buy some containers so there wasn't rubber bands all over the place. I don't know why.. but I find this fun and challenging. I really don't know how kids can make some of the charms and bracelets. I found them hard to make. I'm so glad I have grand-kids to send all the bracelets to!!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Sunday knitting

More local flowers.. I see this one on the way to my son's apartment.. They have no smell and almost look like giant lily of the valley.
This week I got to go to the Japanese garden in Seattle. It was really pretty and tranquil. We want to go again in the fall and spring. Every season it looks different when the flowers bloom and the leaves change color. It must be really beautiful and can't wait to go again.

This weeks knitting: The last stitch completed on my Leksak Lady sweater.
It was bathed...
and now it is drying.
A quick peek at Something Silver by Veera Välimäki. This is my new travel project until it gets too big. I would like to start a pretty lacy scarf for another take along project and I have one in mind. Just have to decide on the yarn. Happy knitting.