Posts for : June 2017

The World of Leaf and Blade and Flowers 4

 

 

Hello, friends! I hope the warm days are treating you well so far.

After a whirlwind few weeks of work and travel, I’ve finally had a little time to start settling into summer. The flowers are blooming.

 

 

The blackberries are starting to ripen.

 


We’ve tasted our first tomatoes from the garden.


 

There’s been some hiking.

 

 

I’ve begun a love affair with milk kefir.

 

 

There’s been some reading.*

 

 

Some yoga on the porch . . .

 

 

Plenty of knitting, of course (though I’m fresh out of pictures) . . .

And now there’s going to be  spinning! The Tour de Fleece starts tomorrow, and I can hardly wait!


 

Is anyone else joining in this year?

I’ve been loving everyone’s blog posts lately. I’m behind with commenting, but I’ve definitely been reading. I can’t imagine what I’d do without our wonderful online fiber community.

Wishing you peace, happiness, and lots of knitting AND spinning during these wonderful long days!

 

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The title of this post is from John Steinbeck’s The Winter of Our Discontent: “In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”

 

*The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben has been mind-bending in the things it’s taught me about how trees communicate.

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On The Go 15

I’ve been traveling, and you know what that means. Knitting!

In the airport bar:

On the plane heading out:

By the light of the full moon during my very late arrival back home Saturday night:

I went to Texas to visit my mom and help out with a few things there. My mom and my aunt are both knitters too although my mom should probably be considered a lapsed knitter since she hasn’t picked up her needles in ages. I’m doing my best to bring her back into the fold!

My aunt is left-handed, so it always fascinates me to watch her.

Her precious kitty Lola wanted to help. Haha!

Even though I took three different projects with me, I spent the whole time working on my second The Rain Outside shawl. It was the one that didn’t require much focus, and since we were on the go the whole time, that was what I needed. Plus, this Hedgehog Fibres yarn seems to have a direct link to my brain cells because every time I look at it I’m flooded with happy.

I haven’t made as much progress as one might think because we were so busy the whole time I was there and I had to spend some of my prime travel knitting time on the airplane catching up on work. I’m hoping to pick up the pace a bit now that I’m home, though.

What are you knitting this summer? I’m thinking my next project should be something in cotton or maybe a cotton/linen blend, so I’m looking for inspiration.

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