Friday, May 23, 2014

february lady sweater


Finally! The purple February lady sweater is finished and ready to be blocked tomorrow morning. I want to stretch it a tad longer, hope that works. Otherwise it fits perfectly. Yellow buttons are all ready to be sewn on and with the weather being coolish, I might even get to wear it before the heat sets in. The learning curve for this pattern was high (for me) but I'm so excited to have finished it at last and wonder now what my next knitting project will be. I sort of like this shoulder cozy.

The photos are glimpses of the past week or so. I added a honey super to the bee house. We ended up having three consecutive swarms which was pretty scary. I was worried they'd just all pick up and leave. But what remains seems strong and hopefully content with the added space.

We've had hail (last photo) two out of the last three days. It wasn't as large as other places in the country and hasn't caused all that much damage, but still makes me hold back on planting and I haul everything under shelter every time it starts to rain, including those flower pots up there.

One 3 pound onion bag full of yellow onion skins weighs all of 3.5 ounces!

Thanks for visiting and happy weekending! xo




7 comments:

Deb G said...

Oh that beautiful sweater! I didn't get to the dandelions in time to dye them. Ooops. I want to try their roots though and there are still plenty of those.

deanna7trees said...

the sweater looks gorgeous. i love the yoke design.

handstories said...

Congratulation…! It's beautiful! It looks good even before the blocking. Also love the dandelion splotches.

Nancy said...

Peggy the sweater looks great!! I'm so happy for you that is done...and so well :)
Love your garden too.

deemallon said...

Very pretty! Yellow buttons will be a nice accent... the shoulder wrap looks a TON easier -- maybe a breather after the sweater? I wish I could smell the smells that go along with your pictures!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your sweater is beautiful, I'd have thought you were an expert knitter.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your sweater is beautiful, I'd have thought you were an expert knitter.