The Sedum is just gorgeous this year and I caught this lovely little bee in my photos last week. Summer was full on again over the weekend, which I will count as a blessing especially with the rain we are having today. But, for all the summer weather it was a weekend of thinking, list making, and planning and, yes, my list for this week is long!
This Instagram post made me laugh. 50-60 pairs of mittens??? What??? Maybe I need to up my mitten game…but, all those mittens are surpassed by the airing of the socks…I just love knitters!
There was a bit of sewing and, I even finally got the binding done on Rock the Lobster! I could find no ribbon that inspired me for the sweater, so instead I made bias tape in just the right width to cover the zipper and the steeked edges. I am just thrilled with how this turned out. As for the sewing, I made another Esme tunic – this time with a bit more of a scooped neck from some repurposed blue chambray. It needs some adjustments at the neckline and at the armscyes, but once those are done I think I will be ready to sew a flannel version!
Now, I am off to tackle that list – have an amazing Monday everyone!
I am sorry to see the good weather go, but I’m glad that at least this time the rain held off until after the weekend — it really was so nice to have good weather for two days when I could enjoy it!
I’m looking forward to seeing your big reveal of your Rock the Lobster!
I’d love to knit enough socks to be able to take a photo like that! Maybe if it ever stops raining, I’ll air all my Hitchhikers. Have a great Monday!
You had a very productive weekend. Thank you for the ninagranlundsather Instagram link. What a great account to follow!
I love all those mittens and I love the your sedum flowers! My sedum has been eaten to the ground by my neighborhood deer for the third year in a row, in spite of spraying it with Liquid Fence…it must taste like filet mignon to them!
I have a lot of hand knit socks but not fancy ones like those! Good luck with your list this week.
My sedum has been just lovely this season — and such a magnet for bees and butterflies! (I grow a LOT of sedum. It is A Very Special Weakness for me. . . ) Love, love, love those red mittens! XO
My weather app says “Feels like 90,” but that’s the last we’ll see of that for a while (at least in the foreseeable forecast future). I hope you’re able to tick a bunch of stuff of your list today, Kat!
Our stonecrop is keeping all types of bees very busy here!
Our rain arrives tomorrow but the wind is starting to whip! I’m looking forward to seeing that Rock Lobster!
I see an awful lot of socks (on that airing photo) that I would love to have!! Mittens? Not so much. LOL
It’s still full-on summer here – highs in the 90’s all week. but next week…ah…. sweater weather!
It’s super hot right now, but I’m in my house with the newly fixed AC 🙂
All those socks ! Thank you for the links, I really enjoyed them ( the mittens,too ). Hope you are getting along well with your list and find lots of time for knitting and such as well..