I have still kept busy with my knitting although it has slowed down somewhat as the weather has warmed up. I’m finding myself doing more reading these days than picking up my needles. However, I did finish two more pairs of socks.
These are knit with Paton’s Kroy socks using the “Hermione” Pattern. I’m sorry I don’t have the label with me to tell you what the colorway is. I tried to make them matching, but the way the yarn pooled it was impossible.
These are Knit Picks Felici in the “Petty Harbour” pattern.
I also finished a few more burial buntings. Although it just shows one baby hat here, I have actually knit eight of them over the past week and a half.
I have enjoyed putting out some decorations for the Fourth of July. You can see a card that Miss Piper made for me while we were FaceTiming one day.
This is what she wrote on the inside. I love that she wrote she could see me. Oh, the joys of FaceTiming! It makes being separated just a bit easier.
I’ve had this cute patriotic folk angel for several years now. I added the gaudy tinsel garland this year. :-)
Another new addition this year is this cute burlap banner I found at Hobby Lobby. For some reason I just love this.
It’s going to be a busy week. Dennis has Thursday and Friday off and we were planning on spending the entire weekend at the lake, but good friends of ours are having a 50th anniversary open house on Saturday and I need to make some salads for it. We will probably spend Wednesday night and Thursday night at the trailer and then go home Friday to do the cooking. Hopefully we will be able to come back out Saturday evening. I know it will be very hard to find parking spots close to the trailer over the weekend. Holiday weekends are NOT my favorite time to be there because of the crowds.
I am here at the lake with Chloe right now. It is so quiet. I love days like this. The sun is shining and there’s a light breeze and it’s 76°. Absolutely perfect.
I took this photo yesterday of my lavender bush at home. When I bought this a few years ago, it fit in a 4 inch pot! I need to divide it because there is no more room for it in this space. Does anyone know how I do that? I have read online that if I try to divide it, I will kill it. That just makes me sad. It is such a beautiful lavender bush. I wish I could describe the smell for you all. The bees really like it too!
We had to have this tree removed last week. It absolutely broke my heart. It had been planted way too close to both houses and although we had it pruned every year it was still in a precarious position. Additionally the roots were heading toward our neighbors foundation. So unfortunately, it had to come down. Would you believe that the tree guys were only at our house less than 45 minutes?! I timed them! They cut the tree down and hauled everything off in less than 45 minutes! I was truly amazed. I also shed a few tears at the loss of this beautiful tree. They are supposed to return this week to grind up the stump out. I think then we will have a big boulder brought in and put in the space. No more trees, that’s for sure!
I am wishing you all a wonderful Fourth of July if you are in the U.S. to celebrate it. I hope you all have a very safe and wonderful weekend.
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9