I figure it is never too early to try out patterns for possible Christmas gifts.
I found a lovely KAL (Knit A Long) shawl by Marly Bird
and sponsored by Red Heart Yarn (using Red Heart Soft).
I haven't done any knitting in some time so it was an adventure for me.
But it is done and I really like it.
I learned some new tricks (you CAN teach an old dog new tricks),
and finished the shawl with the Icord bind off.
Love the texture of the shawl.
Now to weave-in the ends.
So, now that the shawl is done what's next?
Don't worry -- I have two more projects in the works!
But today I'm going to take a break.
With summer soon to be upon us - lets dream of gardens by reading
GARDENS OF AWE AND FOLLY by the delightful and talented Vivian Swift.
I love all of Vivian's books.
Wonderful journal like travel books with watercolor illustrations done by Vivian.
Gardens of Awe and Folly is her newest travel book.
I actually squealed with delight when the book arrived.
Now I can settle down with my tea and kitties and travel to Paris,
Key West, Marrakech, New Orleans, Long Island, Edinburgh, London, and
Rio De Janeiro
all in the comfort of my home.
I might even learn something new and something about life itself.
Open the book, any page, and you'll find illustrations like these.
Wishing YOU well and much joy!
No Place Like Home with Sandi
Yarn A Long with Ginny