Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cool art

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Return to spinning

It’s been a few months since I last spun. I can knit on the train and read while I eat lunch, but the spinning wheel needs devoted blocks of time and what with the kitten and summer sports, I just … Continue reading

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Don’t blink

or you might miss summer. It can go by pretty fast here in Seattle – it arrived on Saturday. It was so pretty, I spent the day tootling around the house / yard, hanging laundry out to dry, watering the … Continue reading

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More green than lavender

Our cold spring/summer was depressingly apparent at this year’s Lavender Festival in Sequim, WA, where the plants were still far more green than purple. Normally stripped bare by u-cutters gathering fragrant blooms by the armful, only the tops of the … Continue reading

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Tread carefully around the box —- toes are in danger of unexpected pouncing.

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Light and airy

I treated myself to a luscious little ball of Silky Alpaca Lace yarn last night at the Stitch & Pitch, and just had to cast on. This is a bias scarf in stockinette, with two edge stitches kept in garter. … Continue reading

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A plug for a friend of mine, who makes the most scrumptious cupcakes ever – and they are non-dairy (if that matters). This is her picture, which I stole because it’s so beautiful: And her site: Crazy Cake Recipes Try … Continue reading

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Jam time

Things are finally ripening around here, and yesterday we went to pick strawberries. Came home with six pounds, plus a flat of fresh raspberries and a pound of rainier cherries. I pulled out last year’s blackberries from the deep freezer, … Continue reading

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Four months and counting

The little rescue is thriving: up to 3.5 pounds and full to the brim with energy. It’s difficult to get a picture of her while awake, since she only stops moving for a breath before darting or rolling or scampering … Continue reading

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Waves of green

You know you love it. I certainly do! Look at all that texture! Look at those shifting colors! LOOK at that wave pattern on the right-hand side! This is my Pamuya Shawl, coming along nicely and photographed with the handy … Continue reading

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