I've been a really bad blogger, and I apologize!
I've been off doing lots of fun things, like shopping for my oldest's dorm room and getting the littles off to the first day of school. I've also been doing some downright dull things too. Long overdue yardwork, like the dreaded task of cleaning out and thatching the tall garden iris.
Even that mundane work uncovers some beautiful surprises, though.
Anytime I work in the garden my dyeing muse goes into overtime and I find that I have to translate the colors onto fiber. The large yarn storage unit in the dining room sideboard in our dining room is overflowing with yarn waiting to be reskeined. It makes me think we have a late-summerl harvest of yarn, instead of melons or squash.
And knitting time! It seems like everyone we know is suddenly pregnant, so I have been spending a lot of time on baby sweaters. This one, in organic cotton, has a fun construction. The cardigan part of the sweater is knit in one piece, sleeves and all.
The lace panel buttons onto the body. I'm about three-quarters done with the panel and clearly in love with this sweater. The yarn (Blue Sky Alpaca) is very soft and a pleasure to knit with and the lace is simple enough that I haven't done it any major damage, even while laughing through the Daily Show and Colbert. I can't wait to finish this one and see how it looks!