Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The End is in Sight!

There is nothing like having house guests coming for a long weekend to inspire us into getting things done.  Andy and I worked all day last Saturday filling in the new patio with dirt.



We are so close to being done and I think tonight will be the night.  Last night we added landscaping fabric to prevent weeds from growing and started adding the gravel.  We are estimating that two more trips to the landscape supply store for gravel should do it.

The Adirondack Chairs give a good perspective on how large the patio really is.  I think we could put up a volley ball net if we ever decided to get up out of the chairs when we are finished!

Kristi and Paul are coming down for the long weekend.  The den/spare room is just about finished, the patio hopefully will be done tonight and all that is left to do is to make the Bolonese Sauce so we have something easy to eat.  I can't wait for them to get here!

I promised a sneak peek of Oktoberfest in my last post.  Here is a quick shot that Andy took.  I haven't had a chance to run it through photoshop yet.  Ive gotten really good feedback from the test knitters and should have the pattern ready to release in a couple of weeks. 


I had a wonderful message on Facebook last week from Kyle William who is coordinating a hat pattern e-book to benefit the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization.  The book will be sold on Ravelry and will be released later this fall.  Kyle asked me if I would be interested in designing a hat pattern for the book.  Of course I said yes and have been working on something a little unique.  It's a layered hat done in Shalimar Yarns Breathless  Black Truffle and Blue Raspberry. I thought the super soft hand of this yarn would feel nice and the two layers would be warm without being overly hot.  The pattern is going to be called "The Outer Limits".   I'll keep you posted on when the e-book is coming out.  100% of the proceeds will be going to LBBC


10 comments:

  1. Very pretty orange cowl. I would call it the "Buttonhole Cowl." The yarn is gorgeous. I'm a friend of Kyle's, that's how I found your blog!

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  2. love love LOVE this hat. STILL love it. If I can't trick someone into knitting me one, I'll have to order some Breathless and make one for my very own!! :)

    You're a hero for providing such a great design to this project!

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    1. Aw thank you, Kyle :)

      You are the hero for coordinating the book!!!

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  3. The color of that cowl is just gorgeous! That looks like a great patio space!

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    1. Thanks Manuela! Your blog is a huge source of inspiration and ideas :)

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  4. I love that hat, it's gorgeous. The cowl is pretty too, it's just the hat is definitely something I would want to make. The patio is enormous, it's the size of my lawn!

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  5. The patio is coming along great - love the colorful chairs! - and what a fantastic cause for the collection of knitting patterns! Keep us posted on its release. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! We finished last night :)

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