Friday, June 10, 2011

JUNE JOY

Well - I had to come up with a catchy title for this blog post. I don't have anything joyful to share with you. I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since I last posted. Furthermore - I can't believe I have almost no progress on anything to show you - I have been knitting more these past few weeks. I am in the home stretch on the Madeline Tosh KAL "Sugared Violets" I am working on.  Here is the latest WIP photo - there is one more eyelet row and then I start the fleurette border.  It has been a mindless enjoyable knit so far.  the yarn is MT Pashmina and the color is Wash which is out of the box for me - however it is green - it is just a very pale pastel type hand dyed green.  I wanted something suitable for spring and this was the best I could do w/o ordering on line and I wanted to support the LYS.


This lovely lady is on Garden Glade - I got this beautiful linen and conversion from the Attic.  This sampler just says "summer" to me - the rich colors and cool backround - I have enjoyed working on it when taking a break from the Spanish Sampler SAL - also with the Attic.  I had a photo of it downloaded but when I brought over to blogger - I imported a previous photo and I can't seem to get the current WIP to load - URGHHH- anyone else hating blogger these days??????

I hope everyone is gearing up for a very nice weekend.  I wish I had a more exciting post but I mainly just wanted to pop in and say hi and I hope everyone who has kids and relatives graduating from HS and college that you enjoy the festivities and enjoy your weekend.

14 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your start on Garden Glade. It's a design I hope to stitch one day soon.

Margaret said...

Garden Glade looks great! Love the knitting too. I am so tempted to run to my LYS and try some Madeline Tosh yarn. But I'm fooling myself if I do. I haven't knitted in so long. Sigh. I think it's just the yarn I want. lol!

Kim said...

Mel, Sugared Violets is looking great! So good to hear it's a mindless enjoyable knit! I've got in my Ravelry queue! Garden Glade...LOVE! The colors in that one really call to me! I hope you have a great weekend!

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely progress so far. On both projects!! Keep your needles smoking, and they'll be done before you know it!

Jeanne said...

You're doing a lot better posting than me Melody....I can't seem to find anything to blog about lately. Your Garden Glade lady is really lovely...mine is all kitted up but I can't bring myself to start it until I get some other things done. Right now I'm working on some giveaway projects for my upcoming blogiversary so that is priority #1. Keep up the good stuff!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Mel ~
Blogger is giving me fits, too. I still am having problems leaving comments on some blogs.
Garden Glade is very cheery!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Penelope's Beehive said...

Yummmm...Sugared Violets...lovely work Melody! I do so wish I had a talent for knitting. Sadly, it is not to be...I simply end up with loose ends and knots. However, I shall enjoy ogling over the progress of your knitted lovelies!

Enjoy a splendid day!

Warmly,
Judy

krayolakris said...

Mel, every time I see your Garden Glade I want to order the design. It's sooo pretty! You're really moving right along on Sugared Violets. Good for you!

Katrina said...

Love garden glade!!! It's going to be my Friday project :-). Pretty knitting too, the color is gorgeous.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your knitting is beatufiul - It looks so vintagey and soft.

Great progress on the stitching, too. Great colors in that one.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Siobhan said...

Eeek! I had forgotten that I had Garden Glade to work on. Ahem. Yours looks SO pretty!! Love the knitting, too! Enjoy your weekend.

Karoline said...

The shawl is looking lovely and nice start on Garden Glade

Cary/Yarnhouse Studio said...

Wow!! You do wonderful rug hooking!! Your blog is gorgeous to look at, with all those beautiful pictures. Sorry to have missed you when you were in Auburn/Opelika!

Susan said...

Mel, I've had trouble getting my comments to post so I'm sorry I'm late on this one. I love your start on Garden Glade! You're right--it is very summery. Hope you're enjoying the season and it's not too hot for you. Have a great 4th of July!