In the good things department . . .

Hello, my friends. I’m just popping in to share a quick update on my Find Your Fade shawl. It’s coming along!


We went down to the creek near our house today for a little summertime R and R. We took Django and did a bit of hiking and splashing around in the water, and I even managed to spend a few minutes knitting in the sun while we dried out.

I hope you are safe and well and happy and finding lots of time to knit now that the days are warmer and longer and a little bit more relaxed.


    • melinda

      Isn’t he huge?! We haven’t taken him in to be weighed in a month or so, but we’re thinking he’s probably close to a hundred pounds. He’s a beast. Lol! He’ll be one year old on June 13. It’s hard to believe a whole year has gone by. I love the teaching, but it is definitely good to have a little down time. 🙂

  1. I love your Fade. Be careful… I became addicted and eventually knitted 3 of them. I love Djangos picture. I used to have a black shepherd mix and she was a wonderful dog. Perfect knitting companion for the outdooe knitting life.

    MacKenzie: what you talking about?!

  2. melinda

    YOU are the one I hold responsible for my inability to resist the Fade! LOLOL I might have been okay if you’d only posted pics of the first one, but by number two, I was a goner. 🙂 It’s definitely an addictive knit.

    Django is such a very good boy. It’s so funny to me that on one hand he is a beast–huge, running into things, tearing around like a maniac–and on the hand soooo sweet. He loves to cuddle and still tries to sit in our laps even though he’s just about bigger than we are at this point. He’ll get flat on his belly and edge up to Lola, who is about the size he was at six weeks old, and nuzzle her ears and try to lick her head. It’s really cute. And (ahem, MacKenzie) he also LOVES our cats. 😉

    • My friends here in Dublin have a “scary” staffie – a restricted breed because they apparently are such dangerous beasts! Meanwhile, their “beast” tries to climb everyone’s lap and begs you to rub her belly the minute she meets you, so Django sounds similar to her! Also, he is beautiful!!!
      And can’t wait to see the finished Fade 🙂

  3. I just want to come hang out in that river, splash with Django and knit with you! Everything just looks so wonderfully renewing and serene. Django reminds me of my old dog pal Rambo … big dog, 100 lbs too but such a sweetie. Always wanted belly rubs.

    Can’t wait to see your finished Fade shawl! Enjoy your summer.

    • melinda

      The door is always open! Rambo sounds like a big love. I’m always amazed that they put up with us. Most dogs seem to have it all together in a way that I definitely don’t. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by, my friend. Happy summer to you too! 🙂

  4. The colours in the shawl are just lovely, and they look right at home in all of that gorgeous wilderness! And what a gloriously beautiful knitting spot, Melinda – I love these pictures of you knitting by the creek bed and hanging with Django. I feel the warmth of summer in these wonderful snapshots! 🙂

    • melinda

      I’m so glad you can feel it too. 🙂 It was a special day, and because there have been so few like it lately with all the different kinds of busyness going on, it felt all the more precious. I’m hoping the summer will settle down a bit before things start back up in the fall so I can fit in a few more of these days. Thank you for stopping by, Shirley. Take care!

  5. Oh my goodness! You look so relaxed and I can’t believe how big Django has gotten! He looks massive!!! Of course, I have a 12 pound chiweenie, so all other dogs look big to me 😀 I hope you get to get lots of knitting in during summer break (unless you are working elsewhere for the summer), as well as relaxation! I’ve missed seeing your posts 🙂 I have been waiting for the Fade; however will get one on my needles sooner or later.

    • melinda

      Haha! Isn’t he massive? Our new name for him is “Big.” Lol! A 12 pound chiweenie sounds perfect. I grew up with a dachshund, and we have our precious Lola now, so I’m smitten with both chis and weenies. Amazingly, as big as he is, Django is really sweet and gentle with Lola. Thanks for the good wishes. I’m teaching some this summer, but there are breaks in between when I’m hoping to sink into knitting. Hopefully, I’ll also be able to post a bit more. Take care, my friend. ❤️

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