There are some weeks when time just seems to fly by and I kind of wonder where it went. Andy and I have been working out in the yard and garden almost every night this week. We have been debating on what to do with the flower garden that quickly became a jungle last year. It's nearly impossible for me to work on it in the warmer months when the bee's are out. I'm extremely allergic to bee stings as well as several other biting and stinging insects which makes gardening a bit tricky. We have decided to take out most of the flowering plants and just leave a few of our favorites. One of my personal favorites is our Columbine. It never fails to produce beautiful flowers and has made a few babies. We are also keeping all of our herb plants since we both enjoy cooking with them. I'm hoping by the end of next week that the garden looks good enough to take some full pictures of to post here.
I'm so excited to announce that Candy Necklace is now available on Ravelry! It's a really fun and easy pattern. If you have wanted to try knitting lace or get started in shawl knitting, this patten is a great way to start. It's both charted and written and comes with diagrams and a schematic. A HUGE thank you goes out to Beth, Linda and Debbie for test knitting.
Linda's Candy Necklace in
Beth's Candy Necklace
Sorry, I can't remember the yarn she used. I think it's a Rowan Cotton. It was quite lovely when saw it in person.
The original Candy Necklace in Cephalopod Bugga Mantis Shrimp
I've started a page on Facebook for Lara Smoot Designs. I will be posting specials, coupons and other goodies (like free pattern give aways!) on there from time to time. I hope you will come find me there. I would love to see what you are making!
PS We went fishing last Sunday. So far this year I have caught the most fish! I caught one tiny bass, about the size of my hand. So small that Andy had to remove the hook so I wouldn't get stuck in the finger.