Thursday, July 31, 2008

I dreamed about a scarf

About a week ago I had a dream about a scarf made of squares sewn together in a row. The squares in my dream were knitted however, because the squares looked a lot like crochet granny squares, I was unable to figure out how they could be made by knitting. Well. That's ok, because I've often wished I knew how to make those. A quick google search landed me on an instructional youtube clip and before I knew it, I was crocheting a little one that was all my own. The pattern she used wasn't my favorite, so I searched a little more until I found a completely adorable one with simple enough instructions. And so I give you:

I will still need a few more, but this is what I have so far.
I'm using Peaches & Creme cotton in variegated earth tone and ecru.

The squares will be sewn together end to end, something like this:

I have a few other projects taking up my time, that and the fact that we are far, far, far from scarf season (even a slim cotton one) - I'm in no rush to finish this. Probably about a week or so. Many thanks to Teresa for posting the tutorial video!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

some of the things I love about summer:

Rose of Sharon
this flower is on my neighbor's tree, but it looks right over the fence and into my backyard.
Lucky me!

I actually can't eat garden tomatoes anymore because they really hurt
my mouth, but my husband likes them and I like to grow them and we have
never actually had a problem getting rid of any that may be left over.


Pepper flower
our good friend takes peppers, cuts them in half, removes the seeds,
fills the halves with cream cheese, then grills them.
It's one of my favorite summertime treats!

Eggplant flower
I've been growing eggplant for the last few years, one reason is that
the flowers are so beautiful (the other is that my husband happens
to really like eggplant parmesan).

I can hardly believe that this huge plant once was a few tiny
leaves in a cup that my daughter brought home from school
at the end of the year. It's going to be coleslaw this weekend!


Window box
seeing bright flowers whenever I look out my window always
brightens my mood, no matter what kind of day I'm having

Monday, July 14, 2008

river water

I recently found myself in Green River, Wyoming. While walking
across a bridge, I noticed this sign and wondered how carefully
the aquafina marketing people had considered the location of their ad...