22 October 2014

Island Knit Nights

Ok....great gals, great yarn and just a bit of wine.







17 October 2014

Island Veg



Ok....great time to be here with all the flowers at peak just before the colours come to the trees.













13 October 2014

Completed Square a Month Afghan

Ok....so much fun to do and I'm so pleased with the result.  Tried to get all the squares in the shot, but you've seen each pattern month by month, so forgive the scope.  I would do this again in a heartbeat.  Remember than my afghan has 20 squares instead of the 12...nice a big.


07 October 2014

Additional Squares

Ok...so I think I mentioned that I had intended to make additional squares for my square-a-month afghan...making 20 (4 rows of 5) instead of 12 (3 rows of 4)....  These are the squares for the additional row.

I'm disappointed with the photos for all of the squares...they do not come close to the colors and I'm struggling with that.  Hopefully will get good shots of the completed project soon.




01 October 2014

October Square


And the extra for that row.

28 September 2014

Alpaca Infinity

Ok...so this one is also knitted with handspun...baby alpaca and rose fibre from River's Edge Fibers.  For those in Tennessee, you can check them out at Fiber in the Boro, November 1st.  If you're in Michigan, they're there too or you can pick up their fibre online.  This is a soft and lovely brioche rib...simple and fun to knit.

You can find the pattern here.  Enjoy!




24 September 2014

Menemsha Sunset

Ok....so my first sunset here was caught on accident....I still have to get through my time zone adjustment and the little things....birds singing at 5:15am, dusk at 7:pmish...high tide and low tide...the little things.  But this turned into a lovely drive with some beautiful and quiet moments.






22 September 2014

The Newes and Yacht Club

Ok....so a walk into town resulted in yummy fish and chips at The Newes of America and many sailboats at the yacht club....wonder what was up.  Beautiful sight.



17 September 2014

Polworth Infinity

Ok...so are any of you watching Outlander on STARZ?  I've read the books and am such a huge fan and now am enjoying the series.  Well....all the knitted garments, for all characters, have me inspired.  I loved the cowl that Clarie wore at one point and decided I needed one.  I didn't knit it the way hers was however, I knitted mine lengthwise...long enough for two wraps.  I used some polworth/silk handspun from Three Waters Farm which is lofty, soft and so cozy.  I am going to love this come winter.  And....it's not too heavy or overwhelming.  Might be a do over.  However....the size 17 metal needles were ridiculous to hold onto...yikes.

Again, thank you to Haus for the loan of the Manny.



12 September 2014

Guantanamera


Ok...we have discovered a Cuban restaurant that is definitely a do over.  On Nolensville Road, just north of the Nashville Zoo and railroad bridge.  Check it out.  The food was delicious, the vibe was made up of great music, kind and friendly people and the mojito was freshly made and oh so yummy.  I had a craving for the Cubano after seeing the movie Chef (check it out...wonderful food film) and this satisfied the craving above and beyond.  The other dishes we tried were Empanadas, and a sampler of rice, beans, powdered beef, chorizo, plantains and fried pork skin (not your bag variety) and a follow up of the oh so creamy coconut flan.  Give these guys a go...you will not be sorry.



08 September 2014

05 September 2014

Starshower Cowl

Ok....so I have loved this pattern since I saw it and am so glad I downloaded it will I could for free.  Might just make another since it's so pretty.  Used sock yarn which did very well.

Thank you Haus for the use of the Manny