WIP Wednesday ~ 8.17.16

It’s a wet, wet Wednesday here.  A good day to be inside watching the Olympics and knitting.


Trying to use up stash and leftovers, so I dug through the drawers and cast on for the Llama Una ombre slouch hat.  I finished the red/beige hat yesterday and immediately cast on another in charcoal and gray.  Fun.

With all the gray clouds it was a little challenging to find a place to set up for a photo.  Thank goodness I had help . . .


How are your projects coming along?

Happy Wednesday!

~  Janet


Ponderings/Life · Snapshots

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend the camera spotted . . .


raindrops after thunderstorms


blocking the Tidewater top


a trip to the antique show


bees on the passion flowers


playing yarn chicken on the citron, losing and pondering how to cast off


collecting images for a yellow page in the Glue Book


watching Miss Moira enjoy the sunshine

How was your weekend?


Slow Stitching


After seeing it mentioned on several blogs and Pinterest, I decided to look into the idea of slow stitching.  I was able to get a copy of Claire Wellesley-Smith’s book and have enjoyed every page and photo.  For me, slow stitching means relaxing, process over product, being mindful of the stitches, free form, practice becoming habit.


I gathered a scrap of fabric, some threads and began to stitch.  The timer on my phone is set for 20 minutes and I try to clear my mind, concentrate on the stitches and colors.  Right now I’ve been adding stitches daily and I’ll slow down when I decide I want a break.

Enjoy your day!

~  Janet


Ponderings/Life · Snapshots

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend the camera spotted . . .


beautiful webs


on a foggy morning.


We took a day trip to do a little antiquing and found this collection of flower frogs.  I was tempted to add the yellow ceramic to my collection.


Yarn bombing in the grassy area just outside one of the shops.  Love it!


Lazy Sunday for Moira.


Black-eyed Susan’s in the front garden have enjoyed the recent rains.

Lots of knitting while we watched the Olympics on TV.

How was your weekend?

~  Janet


FO Friday ~ Interrupted Cowl

fo interrupted cowl

Pattern  ::  Interrupted Cowl by Heather Hill
Yarn  ::  Universal Yarn Bamboo Bloom Handpaints, kanji colorway
Needle  ::  US 10.5 (6.5 mm)

While I was avoiding unfinished projects and having a cast-on party, I knit this cowl without ever mentioning it on the blog.  I was looking for something bright and colorful and fun.  This definitely met all the criteria.  The pattern is a perfect match for the thick/thin yarn, uses the whole skein and makes the colors pop.

For now it’s going in the gift box, but don’t be surprised if you see me wearing it this fall.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet