Monday, August 5, 2019

Wool Things

 Hello to you, sweet reader.  I have been tending to wool and knitting.  I need to begin green and gold sock #2.  
Don't you like the wool below?  It's called Watermelon Smoothie.  I shall knit a cozy cardi.
 Won't this wool make a lovely hat?

 The loopy sheep is coming along.  It hurts my hands a bit to make the loops so I take sheep knitting in small doses.
 Noah had a sprinkled doughnut.  Pretty!
 Next summer, no bark.  I think it keeps the flowers from thriving.  I know it keeps weeds to a minimum, but my seeds didn't come up as well.  Maybe all the Peter Rabbits ate them.
 I made a bear.  I love his face.  I'm working on his overalls.

I made a little Susan Branch print curtain for the back door.  The door is so old and I find it nostalgic. 
School starts soon for the kids in our neighborhood.  I am so thankful that I'm not teaching anymore.  It was hard going back in August.  Now I can enjoy this sunny month.
I hope you are fine, fine, fine.  I hope you are feeling encouraged and loved.  I thank you for popping in and saying hello.  xo

24 comments:

Between Me and You said...

Hello Dear Friend. Back to work for me tomorrow after what was supposed to be a restful week off, only it wasn't!!I love your new Watermelon-coloured yarn. It will make a beautiful cardi. I also love your cute little teddy-bear. He will look super-smart in his overalls. You've been a busy little bee with your knitting needles! Have a pleasant week. xxx
ps your sunflowers look so healthy. Mine have all but barely survived the munching of various insects, despite my vigilant attempts to save them.

Wood Fairy said...

I like your bear, it has a nice face :) i like your door curtain too. I have noticed SB has gone very commercialised, I guess shes making a retirement fund from profits. She spoiled her perfect image by talking politics, blogging and politics dont mix, but i still read her blog sometimes. The lamb knit looks challenging but very authentic, hope you will show the finish. Foxes are making a lot of noise outside my window so i am reading blogland. Yes wood chip mulch smothers think so some flowers cant germinate or maybe break through the heavy layer, theres always next year though.

Susie said...

I love that little bear. You are so good at knitting. Some times I see free hats in a basket at the clinic for people who lost their hair. I think it would be fun to make some hats. I do not know how to knit but I could crochet . School starts in our town this Thursday. But my two youngest grandgirls went this morning in their town. So sad. But I watch for the bus to go down our road. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

happyone said...

Cute little bear.
With all that knitting you will be nice and warm come winter!!

Julie said...

Love your bear dear Pom Pom & look forward to seeing sheepie come to life. I love all your knitting. xx

Granny Marigold said...

I like all the things you make!! The bear is cute and I can't wait to see him in overalls.
Watermelon Smoothie is such a lovely colour!!

GretchenJoanna said...

I was just today discussing with friends the very problem you describe, with mulch. I have to scrape away the mulch to sow the seeds, or they just will not come up. So I have started the seeds elsewhere and planted them after they have stems that can stick up into the sunlight :-)

Debbie Harris said...

Your hands have been busy creating some beautiful things.
I love the bear, just darling!
I can only image how sore your fingers must get with that wool and making knots.😯
What a neat picture of that sprinkled doughnut.

So nice to visit with you ♡

Lynn said...

Our schools go back in September. I am thrilled that I won't be joining them! Love your knitting.

Julia said...

I'm impressed with all your lovely knitting. I used to knit then I stopped because of being too busy. Knitting is such a relaxing hobby. I love that teddy bear and I'm looking forward to seeing the sheep finished.
School is starting so early in your area. Here in Canada, the kids return to school on September 3rd.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Hugs, Julia

Kit said...

I have the same feeling now that I'm retired. Summer is so much longer now. Glad all is going well. Enjoy! Kit

Jill said...

Oh I just love the little bear you made! So precious :-) Hope you have a wonderful week!

Blessings,
Jill

elizabeth said...

lovely yarn choices! It is nice to be retired! But you must have some good memories of teaching too, I would think... everything to it's season, right? a big HUG!

Debi said...

I love your watermelon yarn, such a beautiful color. Like you, retirement allows me to enjoy the month of August, but, come September, watching those yellow buses go down my street makes me just a little sad not to be going back to school too!

Kezzie said...

Your blog ALWAYS makes me feel encouraged and cheerful! Your wool looks so soft and lovely and I can imagine wearing those wonderful socks!
x

Farm Girl said...

What a nice post! Its so nice to see your handiwork. I love it all.

Lisa Richards said...

I can feel your anticipation of wooly projects yet to be enjoyed! You are such a knowledgeable knitter. :) I should try a hat.
I'm glad you get to stay home and do homey things. What a blessing! Hug to you! :)

Henny Penny said...

It's always fun to pop in and see what you have been up to. You make such warm and cozy things and I love that sweet bear. You make me want to try making a bear. Now that we have enjoyed the hot summer months, won't it be fun to wear a big sweater and sit by the fire. I'm looking forward to that.

ellen b. said...

Fun bear. Looking forward to seeing his overalls. Back to school in August never sat well with me. Being an elementary teacher in my past I would not have been keen on going back to the classroom in August! Looks like you have some fun knitting projects ahead. Happy weekend to you.

magsmcc said...

Enjoy you gift of a month! I am very inspired by all your knitting x

Jeanie said...

Even though I don't knit much anymore, I just love seeing yarn! And then what it becomes. Cute socks!

M.K. said...

Your bear is so cute! Can't wait to see him dressed up :) All the wool looks lovely. I'm supposing the "superwash" label means it is washable? I've shrunk things before (so sad!) because the wool was not washable. Silly me.

Adam says that yes, wood chips often do not allow enough light in to the seeds, for them to germinate. Not good.

Your little sheep fleece looks so cute!

Connie said...

Such a sweet post. I love your teddy bear oh, he is so cute, and you are so talented. Red is my favorite color and that yarn is going to make a beautiful cardagain. Happy knitting.
Connie

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I've never heard of wooly sheep knitting--wow! And your bear is adorable! You do it all, don't you? Funny you should mention Peter Rabbit--I just popped my painting of him into my macaroni salad post, where it made no sense at all!

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