Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Thanks for the comments about the blackberries today! They made me laugh a lot - and in the craziness that is the end of school (Thursday!!), I needed that.

Jasmin and Emy want to climb over the fence into my backyard. I assure you, that coming through the gate is perfectly okay by me.

Marie thinks they "match a significant portion of my stash". Ya think?! How much of an obsessive fiber person am I? I did think about using the berries to dye some yarn, but then I thought about how much less work it is to just eat the berries as is! And then I realized that I currently do not have any yarn that needs to be dyed or overdyed, so I just enjoyed the berries. I'll have to go out again on Thursday and pick some more.

Here's some more pictures for you:
First up, the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl. It's not quite done, maybe about 3 more repeats left. But I don't think I'm going to make my deadline of Thursday (end of school), so I'll have to mail it to the recipient.

One reason why it won't be done is that I thought that I could whip out a couple more baby blankets before school is over. Silly me! Still, granny square blankets using a 6.5 mm hook (size K) and go pretty fast. The yarn is Jo-Ann's Sensations Rainbow boucle in reds and an occasional round of blue. It's kind of hard to see, but there is some variation in the reds, from a bright vibrant red to a deep burgundy color.

Well, creating a new post will not get either project done very quickly!


Anonymous said...

Schools out this week allready?
My kids don't come out til next week.(Mari)

Marie said...

The lavender shawl is lovely, and I'll bet that baby blanket really pops in person!