Friday, October 24, 2014

Big Scrap Shawl

Yeah!! It's done! I love this shawl. It was made with Belfast Linen and Tatamy Tweed mill ends I purchased at Kraemer Yarns for $3 a ball. It took 7 balls to make this shawl. The pattern is very simple, Regina Shawl from Love of Knitting "5 Guides Pattern Booklet"

It is Chaos approved! Couldn't keep him off of it!

This is the shawl mentions in my September in Ocean City, MD post.

Stay warm! Happy Knitting

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall Cooking

Today is a nice fall day! It inspired some fall cooking. I roasted the last of the tomatoes and made puree for sauce. My mother brought me Butternut Squash from Scholl's in Bethlehem for soup. I like the Butternut Squash Soup recipe in William-Sanoma's Thanksgiving Entertaining. I fell in love with the soup at Hamersly's Bistro in Boston. This is the closes I have gotten to that soup. It is delicious (had it for lunch today). 

Tomatoes and Puree 

Butternut Squash Soup

Roaste apple and onion


Thursday, October 16, 2014

September in Ocean City MD

It has been some time since I've blogged! I need to stay current! UGH! What I have been up to...

In September Michael and I took our annual vacation to Ocean City, MD with my parents. We couldn't have asked for better weather! Of course I couldn't go on vacation without my fiber crafts! I finished the back of my white shell while on vacation. This project is now on hold until I get the Christmas gifts done.

 I also spun some of the watermelon fiber I dyed on my drop spindle (until I broke the spindle - no fears it can be fixed!). 

I also started a garter knit triangle shawl with Tatamy Twead and Belfast Linen mill ends from Kraemer's Yarns.  I worked on this project all the way down, back and anytime we were in the car! I have made considerable progress. It is huge and I'm loving it!

We play mini golf a lot on vacation. Usually I do pretty well. However, this year I was awful! I lost every round!

Michael took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent some time flying his RC helicopter.

Our condo is on the beach. 


I haven't done any spinning since vacation, but will be taking anothe one day class at the Spinnery in November. Most of my crafting time has been spent working on Christmas gifts. No pics until Christmas!! Not sure who all is following this blog! :)

Until my next post! Be creative!