Anybody know what this is called? It's very fragrant. Some of the vines are intertwined in my rose bushes. They're also lining the back fence of my back yard.
We're going on a little road trip up to Wine Country sans the LO and I am thinking of using this purple yarn for either Luna Moth or Swallowtail. Probably Luna Moth. The yarn comes in little hanks, so I will have to rewind them before we go because I am not sure if there is anything appropriate I can loop it over at the place we're staying. No, I can't count on DH to hold yarn. Plus I want to get it started at home because the Luna uses PCO which drives me batty since I can never figure out which side to pull to "unzip". I'm thinking of making this for myself, so I can wear it to a wedding in Sept.
What is that mess, you ask? Whatever it is, it's quite overgrown on one side. Those branches are weighed down and pretty much touch the elevated section of the back yard.
Look! It's fuzzy fruit! Or more accurately, organic fuzzy fruit. :-)
Here's the test knitting I mentioned in earlier posts (back in April?), but couldn't show you until the KAL started in June. Well it was the middle of June when I discovered that Dianna decided not to use this pattern for the June KAL (she used this one instead); I haven't had much time to hang out on Rav lately. So I asked Dianna and she told me I could go ahead and show photos of the mitt (yay) even though she hasn't published (or named) the pattern yet. Of course the challenge now was to dig up the photos I took such a long time ago...
Here's what it looks like on my hand. Pretty good fit (I have smaller hands than the average person). These mitts were a cinch to knit, and very quick using worsted weight yarn; it's very similar to knitting the my mitt pattern from Dec2008. This means it'll be great for last minute prezzies. My hand is odd and it makes the design shift towards the thumbs rather than being centered on the back of my hand. If I make these again, I would add extra stitches between the pattern & the thumb to compensate for this. I'm so glad I knit these back in April when the weather was much cooler. I can't imagine knitting these now, while we have been having temps in the 25º~30ºC range.
I just finished watching the 1st episode of Royal Pains (yeah, I'm always behind on everything on my dvr) and it looks interesting enough to watch the next episode. The problem with liking a show on the USA network is that they always have shorter tv seasons. I didn't have time to rewind those hanks today and it is getting late here, so I'll try to do it tomorrow. Time for bed...
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