I began knitting this little sweater Memorial Day weekend. You may notice I haven't gotten very far. A couple of weeks ago I began my gnomelet. He too has not gotten all that far. So here's the deal. The Memorial Day conference was riveting! Knitting needles in my hands don't do so well with riveting. When I'm not paying attention to them, they have a tendency to get downright ornery. I chose these projects to take along with me because they were somewhat mindless. I thought I could easily conquer these patterns with no thought whatsoever. What I forgot to take into consideration is that the needles have minds of their own. I should have known this by now. We've been together long enough... All this to say that I spent half of the conference mindlessly knitting away, all the while the needles were giggling. I spent the other half of the conference taking off all of the stitches that I had put on during the first half. I haven't touched this project again since returning home. The naughty needles are in time out! I'll show them who's boss.
That's the month we planted the garden.
We had delectable elevenish parties
with iced tea and cookies
under the crab apple tree.
Although I'm not reading this right now (actually I could really quick) it is sitting on the trunk in my living room for anyone who wants to peruse it. It's a wonderful edition by Tasha Tudor. There are so many things to love about her. Such as her amazing artistic ability, her handcrafted reproduction colonial farmhouse with luscious gardens, her goat barn that is attached to the main house, her many corgis, her doll house with handmade (by her) dolls, her extensive turn of the century clothing collection that she wears when she is not wearing the handmade peasant dresses that she made herself with the fabric that she loomed herself... And I could go on! This book is a treasured peek into her soul. She was all about holidays. If you are a Tasha fan you will recognize many of her illustrations as they depict the traditions that she so creatively kept alive for her family. Very inspirational!
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along