Monday, July 01, 2013

Summer Sizzle Stash-dash

Toni (she of the A Little Yarn On the Side fame) came up with another stash buster:  Summer Sizzle Stash-dash.  Of course I'm playing along.  Knitting has been kind of slow here lately.
Between July 1 and August 31 fill your most summery basket with any combination (or all) of the following summer-themed items:

Ice pop: complete your oldest WIP or use your oldest yarn
Fresh strawberries: make something red
Fireworks: make something with beads or sparkles
Weeding: give away or donate one item (does not need to be knitting related)
Beach: make a bag or something else you might carry to the beach
Sunburn: make a hat
Walking barefoot in the grass: make a pair of socks or slippers
Summer vacation: make something for a baby or a child
Swimming: make something blue or green
Summer reading: read 1 book
Lemonade: make something yellow
Allergies: make something that ISN’T made of wool
Bonfires: make something out of the warmest yarn you have
Vacation: arrange a day or a weekend all to yourself
I will pick out the basket and things to put in it later today.  Right now there is a nap with my name on it.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Let me share something with you, because things of beauty should be shared.  This crocheted blanket!  Isn't it stunning?  I adore the wide edging!

I need to learn how to attach the squares as she has done too.  I may have to borrow a crocheting book from the library.  Never thought I'd say that!  But I am inspired. By crochet, no less. But seriously, Coco Rose Diaries is a beautiful blog!  I found a link to it this morning on facebook. 

Yes, this post is out of order.  Turns out I forgot to publish it, but I still wanted to share. 


Proud to be a Canadian. 
Also?  I conquered the yarn diet! 
And the stupid Flat Feet socks.  You've heard of Flat Feet, right?  Knitting directly from a flat piece of knitted fabric?  Yeah, that stuff.  Bleh!  I received it in a swap a few years ago.  These socks have been in my WIP basket for months.  I'd work a few rows, get disgusted with the kinky fabric I was creating, turf the thing back in the basket.  Not that the time out made it behave any better.  Don't get me wrong: the person that sent it to me picked the perfect colour for me.  I love the colours in these socks. Just the product is not my cup of tea. I've been working pretty steadily on these things for a few weeks just to get them done.  It's never taken me weeks to finish a pair of socks.  That's just nutty, but just shows you how much I dislike the product.  The socks need to be soaked and blocked.  I don't have sock blockers so a good soaking and stretching will have to do.   

And since it's pouring here on this Canada Day, I'll leave you with a couple shots of the best thing to do on a rainy day.