Sweater and Swatch

Done and done!

Sweater is officially wrapped up, ends woven in and all. Woot! Elizabeth Zimmerman is a genius. Her seamless saddle should really save the day on this one.

And I’ve officially made a start on The Shepherd’s next vest (fleece from Olivia) in the form of a swatch. Its looking like a size 5 needle will work nicely.

Will be fun working traveling stitches after the recent acres of stockinette.

Little bitta knit, little bitta purl, little bitta twist.

Return of the Heat

Feelin’ it here today. 89.8F

Was really lovely this morning, before the heat started to mount. Did a little yoga by the apple tree and was inspired to snap a few photos of garden details

Despite the degrees, wool work continues apace 🙂

4th (and hopefully final) reknitting of JUiST neckline is complete.

Although I’m pretty sure that with this most recent revision to the shoulder shaping I can’t really call it JUiST anymore. So it’s now adJUiSTed. Neckline and hem have just been soaked and are now drying/blocking to manage the roll of the edges.

Finished up what I think will be the last bobbin of Octavia yarn for The Shepherd’s latest vest project-

Now that adJUiSTed is off the needles, I can get it going in earnest. Going to use the same twisted stitch pattern as my SuperGreen sweater, and hopefully the three-ply will give it a really nice refined finish.

And I decided to do another small batch of sheep puppets, since I had the felt onhand.

I have to admit I had kind of missed these guys. So cute. Hopefully they’ll all have their hairdos and other embellishments by next weekend’s Sunday Market.

I’ll sign off with this short clip of Tiny Gus basking in the late summer sunshine (with Yella and Speck cameos)

Inner Beauty

Ananas Noir

Tomatos are rolling in, but most of the plants are not long for this world.

Have terminated a few already. So we’ll revel in the harvest while we can.

Was fun at the market today- took little Sophie wheel and did some demo, also some more re-re-re-re knitting of the neckline on JUiST. This time trying an Elizabeth ZImmerman seamless saddle shoulder version. Here’s hoping 4th time is a charm 😉

Have a good week everyone-

Hay Day!

Hay arrived yesterday around noon 🙂

Delivery trailer wasn’t going to get through the pasture gate, so we moved it into the shed after grabbing some lunch. Since we don’t have chickens occupying the chicken side of the shed anymore, will be storing hay there this year. Should make feeding the sheeps in winter easier, not having to haul bales from the woodshed.

Our two remaining chickens seem to be having a good summer tho- having narrowly escaped another eagle attack a couple weeks ago. Speck is now a two-time eagle survivor.

They are enjoying raspberries and watermelon rinds and excess zuchinni, with yellow chig (now 10 years old) laying the occasional egg, which is always appreciated.

In other news, JUiST, after another re-working of the neckline (requiring snipping out of the original)

is JUiST about done (sorry, couldn’t resist).

And despite the powdery mildew, or botrytis or whatever it is continuing to challenge the tomatoes this year, they are still producing a lot of beautiful fruits.

Together with fresh garden cukes, Schoonover Farms bacon, and fresh home-baked ciabatta ( credit to The Man) it’s the makings of some mighty fine summertime eats

Doesn’t get much better than that.