Three more pairs of mittens done!
And being the optimist that I am, I'm hoping to be able to NOT wear a coat sometime this summer, so I made this little cell phone pocket that I can wear on my walks this summer. None of my sundresses have pockets and Dennis won't let me go anywhere without my phone in case something happens. You know, it's not like anything EVER happens to me! Like a fall. Like my heart stopping! :-) Just thought I would throw in a bit of sarcasm for entertainment value.
I had some Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton and boy, do I love this cotton! It is absolutely the softest cotton yarn I've ever worked with. I made these two washcloths and the purse carrier above with one skein and I used the entire skein. The washcloths are more true to the color of the yarn than the carrier. Aren't those purple speckles gorgeous?
And I just started a baby blanket a few minutes ago with some yarn given to me by a 90 year old lady at our church. She gives me yarn for "the babies" every once in awhile. This color reminds me of rainbow sherbet. What do you think?
I also won another Craft Along from Kim Napier at Napiers Knits podcast. She sent me this book that arrived yesterday. It's going to the lake with me and I think I'll be doing more reading than knitting this weekend. Isn't that face cute. It reminds me of Mandy & Brad's dog, Polly. She is the sweetest dog and so good with Piper.
This was our one day of nice weather, and that only lasted until about 1:00, then the clouds and rain came back. It was nice while it lasted though. Here's my Hubby enjoying a glass of tea after getting the gazebo set up and the outdoor rugs and furniture in place. Mattie, Paul and Lori's dog has already found her favorite summer spot, on the loveseat. I would like to make curtains for our trailer to make it even more "home like." The ones that came with it are just little side panels but they are glued to the valances and I haven't figured out a way to get them off without ruining the valances. Any ideas?
Anyway, I snapped a couple of quick photos as I drove down the highway. This is about five miles from home. Sorry about the truck, he was in front of me and I wanted to get a picture of the mountains ahead. I love the "layers" of mountains in the drive and the rain clouds just added to it.
Another view. We do live in a beautiful part of the world. We have had double our normal YEARLY totals of rainfall for the year already and it's only April. Two years ago we were in a drought. The weather is really crazy this year.
Well, I'm off to bed. It's been a long day and I have to be at the vet's at 7:00 with Chloe. Take care and I hope to be visiting all of you on your blogs.
"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters." 1 John 3:16