Lazy Days of Summer
Before I begin, I'd like to thank you all for your kind response to my Genmaicha mitts.
Since I am not one to pass on sweet treats, it was preordained that I'd place an order for these cookies. I'd followed the link in Scout's post earlier this week. There was a flavor called "Leah Rosie's Chocolate Pepper Chile Cookies" and we just had to try them. My girls never bake a batch of brownies without throwing in a bit of cayenne, so these were sure to be a hit. They did not disappoint. Two bags were ordered. One is left. The mail only arrived an hour or so ago. Nuff said.
My son left over a week ago. The Lucky Little Brat (aka LLB) is in Iceland. Off he went with his guitar, a Turn a Square Hat, and his Wildly Staccato Hoodie. We finally heard from him yesterday. He's having an amazing time and says "i suppose its hard to climb a glacier and not have your world view altered". The program he is on is run by National Geographic. The kids are traveling around Iceland, exploring the natural wonders of this spectacular country and learning about global warming. All the while they are making a documentary film of their trip. I don't know if I've ever mentioned that he's really into film making. His dream job would be to travel around the world, exploring cultures, languages and music while making films about them. You can see why this might be the ideal trip for him. Oh yeah, and have I mentioned his obsession with Bjork? Yup, pretty much his dream trip. Too bad Bjork is on tour.
Since the Wildly Staccato Hoodie is off in the north,
I we DD#1 decided that it was high time I make another. This one has been even more fun to knit than the first. I think it's the Dream in Color Classy that I'm using. How can one not love knitting with this yarn? The fact that I am working with seven of their sublime colors makes it seven times better. Hard to put down really. The body will be finished today, only a week after I started. (That's with my sister's family's visit. The girls and I spent four days playing NYC tour guides to 6 boys and girls ranging in age from 8 to 49. A great time was had by all, the forty-nine year old was seduced by the food and wine, the 12 year old twins loved Soho & the 8 year old particularly liked the subway.) Next it's on to the sleeves. A pattern for this sweater is also in the works.
Since there were mittens in June, why not a pair in July?
The plan for August is to complete the trifecta by finally making a mate for this. The first has only been waiting for it's partner for TWO years!
The Mittens of July were knit from Farmhouse Yarns, Andy's Merino to match the One Day Beret. No pattern,I just knit a pair of mittens and alternated two colors of yarn, every round.