Summertime’s in full swing, and I have been everywhere else but on this blog..
Our garden’s growing:
Medicines are in the Making:
Dye Plants are being harvested:
These wonderful flowers have self sown themselves all over my garden! Each day I go and gather the newly opened blossoms, and dry them down. By the end of their season, I hope to have enough to dye a sweater’s worth of yarn. They will dye the wool a lovely salmon orange if I mordant with alum and modify with alkali. I will post pictures of the finished yarn!
Knitting outside of course! While my children swim or play or play at our various campgrounds, I have managed to get some knitting done.
Here’s my Enchanted Daybreak Shawl I finished while at our Knit Nite Girls ( Fiber Trash Girls) Summer retreat:
Here’s a few pair of socks I have finished, as I have been keeping up with my Year of Socks:
-Making lots of yummy treats from garden fruits! Inspired by a page in one of our favorite picture books, To Market to Market, the kids and I made Blueberry Turnovers.
-These long summer days give me lots of time to spend with my wonderful kids. When I am outside with them, I am such a better parent. We’ve been taking lots of short camping trips, and we are learning so much from the wonderful woods.
Enjoy these wonderfully long days!