Is for seeking input!
Last week we had a wee break in the heat and humidity, but that all ended over the weekend. This week is supposed to be warm and so humid. But that break…it makes me think about moving out of this season and easing into autumn.
It’s been such a strange summer… this was my “harvest” from this morning. Six little cherry tomatoes…sigh. I talked with someone this weekend who is having no better gardening luck that I am… and they garden on a much larger scale than the tiny garden we have.
But rather than dwell on the disappointments to start the week… I thought I’d ask the Knitting Hive Mind for some knitterly input. I have been thinking about Pressed Flowers …lots! I have even dreamt about it! (sorry, Ravelry link… I looked for other ways to share the shawl, but alas… Rav appears to be the only place Amy sells her patterns.) It would be a lovely thing to knit this fall and I think some of you have made it, but I honestly can’t remember if that is true. If you have made Pressed Flowers, what are your thoughts? Is it wearable…or maybe I should ask, Do you wear it often? I am contemplating using plötulopi to knit it with… my vision is a light, but warm layering piece.
That is all I have for this morning! See you all back here on Wednesday and I look forward to your Pressed Flowers input!
We are having no better luck in our garden…yet our neighbor across the street has veggies growing like gang busters! Go figure (he shares, though, which is so nice). I have thought about Pressed Flowers, but I think it may be beyond my skill at this point. I think Kym knit it the other year though.
I’m sorry for the gardening disappointment, but Pressed Flowers is beautiful! I know Kym knit it because I thought about it myself when she showed her fo. This is the rav link to her project with fairly extensive notes about the pattern and her modifications: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/SteppingAway/pressed-flowers
I’m not sure how wearable it is or how often she wears it, but if you do decide to knit it, search some of the other helpful projects. They have stitch counts!
We’ve had a LOT of summer squash, a few cucumbers, and we currently have tons of GREEN tomatoes. No red in sight yet. Sigh.
This pattern is new to me, so I went through 15 pages of Rav photos, looking for interesting color combos. There are a few that combine a solid color with a color progression that unfolds a nice visual, interesting one, as the shawl is knitted. pearliegirl and yarnmaniac are two of them. A couple use color variant yarns for background and flower, and that also creates visual excitement.
For me, both knitting and viewing, two solid colors seem to produce something less visually exciting…and allowing colors to change up creates interest.
I’m interested to see which way you go.
Pressed Flowers looks so pretty – I don’t blame you for getting ready to shift to the next season… the weather turned on us, too! Boo!
So sorry to hear that your garden isn’t doing too well. Ours is sort of a mixed bag. Some things are doing better than they ever have before (cucumbers, tomatoes) and others are really struggling (everything else).
I thought about knitting it earlier this year, but opted for the shawl-that-will-not-end that I’m working on now.
I have not knit it (I know Kym did), but I think it’s a lovely pattern and would be a really warm and cozy wrap for the cooler weather.
I think the constantly changing weather here has not been good for gardens. Obviously we didn’t try to grow much here this year due to the roofing project, but even our grass and hydrangeas and roses have not looked great. They’ve either been fried in the heat and sun or drowned in the torrential downpours we’ve had.
I have much to say about Pressed Flowers, so email me if you’re interested. In short, it’s fun to knit, very charming to look at, and I love the way it turned out. And yet . . . I’ve never worn mine. (I’m always challenged by wearing triangle shawls.) But it’s lovely to look at. . . (I did modify the border. The border, as designed, is a bit odd.)
I wish I could share some of my garden tomatoes and potatoes with you. I love cherry tomatoes but the plant that I thought was cherry tomatoes was mislabeled. I have some interesting small Roma sized tomatoes with slight yellowish stripes on them. They have a great flavor though.