The Quaker Yarn Stretcher Shawl finished and
Blocking!! I can’t wait to share it!
I am sitting at cello lessons for two of my kids and knitting away
I am completely in love with this pattern and yarn. The yarn is so soft and the color changes keep me interested.
However, based on the remaining yarn, I am almost done with this shawl. I can’t wait to see what it looks like once it comes off the needles!
To say out one, lone plum tree is very happy would be a huge understatement!! It is becoming impossible to keep finding new ways to use them all up before they go bad!
Two huge bowls of plums just two days ago. It seems that we are pulling this many in every other day! I have been baking up a storm!!
Plum Buckle-uses 7 cups of chopped plums.
I found this recipe on Allrecipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/215132/plum-buckle/
Banana Plum Bread
This recipe also came from All recipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/215139/banana-plum-bread
Both these recipes went over extremely well with the family. The Buckle lasted just under 24 hours and the bread disappeared in an afternoon! Yummy!! Well…back to the yard to pick more plums!
As I was putting all the old dishcloths in the rag bin, my 14yo decided two of them just couldn’t be retired.
She picked these two out of the pile and put them back in the linen closet. I have to agree with her, I like them too!
My oldest daughter decided to organize the linen closet. She came to me with a stack of dishcloths and said that there were too many.
These we decided were too stained to keep using I the kitchen so they now live in the rag bucket. Many more years of service for them!
Grandmother’s Diagonal Lace Knitting Pattern
This was so fun and easy to knit!
Isn’t it pretty?! It’s a little scratchy which is perfect for washing dishes.
I used a new to me yarn:
And I LOVE it!
Even as the rows get longer and longer, and the time to complete each row becomes longer, I find I am having trouble putting this project down! The yarn has such great color changes I feel I must make it to the next change before I can stop.
Quaker Yarn Stretcher after 8 repeats
I have finally made it to the pink section. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it as I am not a pink loving person, but I LOVE it!!
This bounty is what we came home to after vacation!
crookneck squash, cucmber and tomatoes
We came home from vacation yesterday. Laundry is done, grocery shopping is done, everyone is just hanging out relaxing. I have decided to weave.
Becoming a scarf for the fall.