Project spectrum update

Just a few days left for the colour red and the direction south.  I did finish 2 pairs of socks. So far I am on track for the year regarding a pair a month. The last pair is the peach, bamboo pair with  Sunday swing pattern.IMG_0134

I tried on the knitted tank—yikes!! I won’t be showing any pictures of that. For awhile I toyed  with the idea that I could wear it under a jacket.  Finally came to my senses and thought I don’t need a bamboo tank to wear under a sweatshirt and undid a section of it and then laid it out against a sweater that fits a whole lot better. As I sit here and type this post, I think ripping it out and the doing a summer shawl might be a better idea.

I knitted a set of three bowls with a lively orange from Araucania nature wool chunky, so far they look like 3 weird hats for dolls.  They still need to be felted.IMG_0132

It was so hard for me to enjoy the colour red to knit or sew with, I did enjoy some tomatoes from the patio.

Finally, I did knit a scarf for my sister, just a simple little number with a few garter stitch rows to break up the monotony of stockinette stitch.IMG_0125I used 3 balls of Berroco Seduce in colour Cinnebar,  4445.

Slowed down but still moving

On Aug the 3rd, I twisted my r ankle, it is still taped up and I am hoping today that the tape comes off for good. It came off a couple of weeks ago but it was too soon and my foot was quite painful and swollen. Evidently it is a torn ligament. Thank goodness, I was hanging on to the stair-rail when i misjudged that last step. So besides having physio twice a week, I also had osteopathy this week as well. So since then I have been feeling very energetic. It’s been two days since I wrote the draft, I have an air cast on at the present time.

We had our youngest son and his wife staying with us for a week. We had a big party, lots of food and a really good time. A little sailing for them, a trip to Gibson’s landing for the fibre festival, down to Granville Island to see the shops, some more shopping, etc. The boat engine was overheating, so hubby has been working at taking it apart, and got it repaired with assistance from said son.
There was knitting on socks, crochet lesson and lots of reading and this is when my foot was resting snuggled in ice packs.IMG_0135

Inspiration and fun stuff

I saw a post yesterday about classes from Frances Pickering,http://www.stitchhost.co.uk/frannyp/galleries.php
I’d love a class on her books. It would be a pretty intense couple of days but some wonderful inspiration.
On Ravelry someone posted a knitted wedding dress, I loved the photos. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1205007/Shepherdess-bride-marries-stunning-dress-wool-flock.html

For some fun with photos, take a look at multicolr.http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/#
You get to choose some colours and wonderful images appear.

In the garden

Our old camera died so we got another Canon Powershot, it does more of everything but is easier to use than the last one. I took a stroll in my limited garden and took a few shots. Next I’ll be taking shots of my knitting.
IMG_0058 I think this is a balloon flower, it doesn’t last too long but it fun to watch it open up, like a little gift.
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IMG_0064 Heavenly perfume in the evening.
IMG_0066 Trying out the macro focus on this hydrangea.

Peaceful evenings

Just some pictures of last weeks boating vacationIMG_0032
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