Sunday, June 28, 2009

Whisper Cardi

Finished my 'Whisper Cardigan'. It was an easy, straightforward knit, with no seaming!!! I like it so much I may have to knit another.

I really love the DIC 'Starry' yarn. It was soft to knit with, didn't split and I love how the subtle color variation adds texture and interest.

I embellished it with a lovely turquoise and sterling pin made by me and a sweet little vintage enameled pin.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cuteness Overload

If you love kitties or animals in general you've got to visit this site.

Super cute photos and they do wonderful work too.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Possibilities Aplenty

What am I doing with this yarn that I purchased from the Loopy Ewe a while ago?

I've got a good start on the 'Whisper Cardigan' from IK Spring '09.

Potentially perfect for the 'Pansy Golightly', the 'Lace Ribbon Scarf' from Knitty.

I'm a bit stumped on how to use 'Butter Peeps'. Maybe a pattern from one of the etsy shops I have in my favs.

I love this rose lariat from Timaryart's shop.

I've really been wanting to try one of Caffaknitted's patterns.
What do you think?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hello Sunshine

This is just one of the sweet hand crocheted items you will find in LazyTCrochet's shop. She also makes scarves, caplets and even jewelry. Colorful accessories all and sure to brighten your Summer wardrobe.

She also has a fun blog, which among other features has some great looking recipes.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rolling in Dough

Who knew?!
I don't know why I'm always surprised that various things have a National Day honoring them.
Any way you want to spell it, the first Friday of June is designated as National Donut Day. This happened way back in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army.

Any-hoo. How to celebrate?

With these yummy looking delights from The Fat Vegan?

Or with this super adorable (calorie free) print from The Black Apple?

Thanks to TulipsTalking for alerting me to this special day. I may have missed it otherwise.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Roses and Moonstones and Pearls, Oh My!

June means roses, lots of roses around here.

I have them blooming in my yard.

And we have a local rose festival.
It's a lovely, low key event that features 13 acres of bed after bed of gorgeous roses. I wish I had room to plant one of each.

Wonderful vendors of plant and nature related items, great food (Mozart's is my fav), educational offerings and entertainment round out the fun. Best of all, admission is FREE!
Can you tell I love going to this annual event?

Pearls and Moonstones are June's designated stones. I don't know who, when or why these particular stones were chosen, a Google search found nothing. I would love the answers, so please leave a comment if you know.

I made these earrings using a variety of pearls and moonstone. The large 'cornflake' pearls are so luscious I could eat them with a spoon.