Okay, so it’s actually not that exciting.
In fact, it’s really just a blanket masquerading as an elaborate lace shawl. Obviously, I’m in love.
Leaves of Grass has been my constant coffee shop companion: it is perfect for keeping the chill at bay, keeping me toasty to focus on working away … at least in theory. If there is a hand knit that guarantees productivity — that’s definitely next on my project list.
… and a new hobby is born.
My sister (who, as far as I know, does not read this blog … fingers crossed) mentioned a while ago that she’d really like one of those salty cross-stitch samplers … you know, the kind that are sometimes on regretsy.
(Which site, in a moment of kismet, just featured a sassy cross-stitch photo stitch pattern maker.)
(Probably NSFW, just sayin’.)
Anyhoo, I wasn’t having any luck tracking a ready-made salty sampler down on etsy … then it hit me: I could probably handle some cross stitch. So … with my basic crafty knowledge, I decided to try to keep it simple and within my skill set. And ordered a kit from subversive cross stitch. Just one evening later, I am the proud stitcher of a very awesome birthday sampler. It was so much fun, so quick, so easy (and admittedly very beginner-friendly) … that I immediately ordered two more kits. I can’t wait until August to send them off, and can only hope that la sœur is as enamored of the salty results as I am!
She’s plenty salty, that’s for sure.
Anyone happen to know where May went? One minute, it’s all finals and graduation parties; the next, it’s … well, June. And the unshakeable feeling that summer is already over …
It happens every time.
At least knitting is going according to plan. This is Veera’s lovely Color Affection shawl in three shades of malabrigo lace: natural, polar morn, and apple green. So far, it’s fluffy soft and light as a feather … though a bit tangly, keeping all those fuzzy strands in order.
The rows have gotten long, but that’s okay. It’s summertime in Nashville, so there’s no hurry … though I have to say, my giant Leaves of Grass is an ideal café companion: it’s basically a blanket, perfect for wrapping up against overzealous air-conditioning.
Then there’s Alice … enjoying some mint chocolate chip. Weirdo.