Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Garden Post

I'm interrupting the craft posts to share my garden and flowers.

Pansies and Lobelia:
Dianthus and Marigolds:
Tomatoes and Peppers:
The Hanging Tomato:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Knitting and Crochet Progress

This: has turned into this:
While I really enjoy making a simple knitted dishcloth, apparently I find adapting that pattern into a large dish mat extremely boring. That, and knitting with cotton is really hard on my hands. So, I frogged it and decided to try a crocheted mat. Crocheting the same size mat, however, is much quicker, and the cotton doesn't bother me. I did recently read that using aluminum needles makes working with cotton easier, so I'm planning to try that. With the quick progress I've made on this mat in a little more than a week, I anticipate this will be done soon.

Last month I finally finished my scarf to go with my mittens, so I'll have a matching set for this winter.