Knitting has been going on around here. I bought the yarn, Cleckheaton Country Silk 8 ply from Knit Picky's, to make this beret, Yorkshire Tweed Beret from One-Skein Wonders, last winter. I am trying desperately to use some of my stash instead adding to it. No, I haven't given up buying yarn, I just thought it might be a good idea to actually use what I have. I haven't heard any complaints from RL either! It was fairly easy to make. Due to lack of willing models, though, I had to using Cindy Styrofoam head. She didn't smile much, but waited patiently for the right photo op. What more can you want from a model?!?!?!?
This is more stash knitting. I bought the kit from our local fabric store earlier in the year. It had two skeins of yarn and a crochet hook and it was about 90% off! I tried to crochet it according to the directions, but this funky yarn makes it almost impossible to find the next stitch to insert the crochet hook into! I pulled out the trusty knitting needles and was pleased with the results. Hmmm, looks like I'm in a brown phase. I hope that passes soon.
On to the garden to see if it was completely dead. Nope. I did not expect to see this beautiful flower in October amid the dead tomatoes and squash. Well, I looked for color and I found it - just not reds, yellows and oranges.
Also, we'd like to send our condolences out to our brother-in-law and his family. His mother just died after a long illness. I wasn't around Martha very often, but when I was, she was a very sweet woman. I'm sorry to hear of her passing, but glad to know her suffering is over and she is reunited with her husband.