Shalimar Yarns Breathless in Grievous Angel which is a limited edition colorway exclusive to the club for one year. Yorktown is a really fun pattern to knit with an easy to remember lace pattern. Ive added a few interesting elements here and there, like a purl ridge under the cuff and at the beginning of the heel.
You may be wondering about why I named the pattern Yorktown. Kristi, Paul, Andy and I have taken many long weekends trips to Yorktown, VA where we have enjoyed dinner at the Pub, walking along the serene beach and finishing our day with a refreshing scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Not to mention that it's very close to Busch Gardens where we have had lots of great times.
Yorktown is available in my Ravelry Pattern Shop. Use coupon code YT13 for $1.00 off from today until August 10th.
Work continues on the patio project in the back yard. It's coming along quite nicely and I think will be done very soon. The back wall is nearly complete and is the highest point that we are building up. We should be almost at the point where we can start adding fill and leveling the patio area up. After that we will put down landscape fabric and then add decorative stone. I can't wait! It's going to be so nice to be able to have a place to sit in the shade during the summer and have a small fire in our fire pit this fall and winter.
Ive recently met (online) Chrissy who is Stitched-Together on Ravelry. Not only is she a designer, but she also has a lovely blog and a very fun podcast. Ive been enjoying listening to it while Ive been painting the den. She has a cheerful voice and gives a wonderful description of yarns, fibers and patterns. If you have a chance, be sure to have a listen.
This is the den in progress. Ive painted the ceiling, walls, trim and am currently working on painting the closet doors white. The den is in our basement and it always felt a little bit dark in that room. Andy and I thought it would be nice to change to a bright color and liven things up. The room also doubles as a guest room so we wanted something cheerful and welcoming. I'm hoping to have things finished up sometime this week.
Saturday Andy and I were heading out to dinner at Perkys and passed an Estate Sale on the way. I asked him if he would mind going and that I would only be a
We also found this dresser for $5.
A metal picnic basket and cute trash can for my craft room. $9 for both!
Ive been saving the best for last. Admittedly I do have a love of dress forms. I know there are a few already in the house, but none of them are a real dress form. This one adjust to your measurements and it's probably from the 1960's. It was a steal at $50. It even has the original sticker on it and it's made by Singer.
Indiway Yarns Ferry Beach and Wandering Wildflower KAL begins on August 9th. There is still a few days before casting on so be sure to come join in the fun!