June Energy

I disappeared and taught myself the bean stitch. Some of the best things in this photo (besides my thrifted sheet turned cult gown) are the Lego Bonsai and the lump of petrified turtle poop.

I used the Into Nature Scarf pattern to understand the bean stitch construction. It’s a lovely pattern, but I ended up not working the scarf as written, I worked it from the bottom up because I realized I wanted a true triangle shawl. The pattern as written has long narrow wings and is worked side to side.

Such a good woven look.

This is the stash yarn used (I think it might be discontinued though) it’s a aran weight acrylic, kinda splitty, but the color was fun. I don’t have a lot of worsted/aran in my stash so this was one of the very limited choices I had enough yardage of (4 balls). I think my next one will be fingering/sock weight wool, which the stash is is still bursting with and probably in some mellow cream color because that’s me.

Now that the studio is in summer mode (blistering hot) of course all I want to do is sew. Gah, all the patterns from the new Tauko Magazines are great, size inclusive and they come in full size paper pattern sheets, it’s a good read too.

Forcing myself to use these hooks more, I’ve got to stop purchasing beautiful things and never using them.

Ok, I don’t know if the combination of the bean stitch, acrylic yarn and resin hook created some sort of dark energy, (well, a fast hot friction situation might be more accurate) but after I finished I felt a slight worn groove on my hook neck where the yarn wraped, it’s not super noticeable and it could’ve of been there before I started too? ..now is this a thing I need to worry about for cripes sake.

More dark energy.

It’s also peony season, oh and rhubarb season. ♡

This is the same Rhubarb Cream Cake I always make and you can find the recipe in this old blog post.

Never Greener

Following us home, 66° on the prarie backroads.

To: Me

From: Me

Always

I unpicked the drawstring channel and removed the twill handle, this bag is taller than usual and it was just flopping around.

“Yes, yes,” I’d rather have a bossy Tom Nook annoyingly flopping around anyways.

Homemade coconut raisin granola with walnuts and chia, slightly under roasted so it’s still got some chew, mixing in the raisins and coconut after it’s out of the oven, but still warm.

Sometimes when we make homemade granola, we take it slow, keeping it natural using local maple syrup and honey, other times we take the absolute easiest route and use regular old store bought pancake syrup. There are no rules.

Catching the end of lilac season, and the beginning of spider season.

6/4/22

Taken before things turned truly green, 60 mph and feeling every bit of this desolation sometimes.

Small scale cute stuff happening.

Pattern: Small Rabbit by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits.

Only heads. I feel like they have you start your knitting here because it totally endears itself to you, now you’re feeling somewhat obligated to see it through till the end, but not necessarily, it’s cute enough on its own.

Oh, gosh. ♡

Imagining little suits and future sweaters. I didn’t stuff the arms, if you stuff them they’ll stick straight out ..activating airplane mode..

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Tip: If you add stuffing, you can give a little tug on the arm seam when sewing it up, gathering it a bit making the arms curve slightly in ..deactivating airplane mode..

A tiny linen dress, because I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to make pants.

9 inches & 7 inches

I’m gonna say it’s you and me.

In a pink and brown phase and another re-crochet of an old favorite circa 2010. ♡

Flower tawashi pattern from the booklet: Detergent-Free Eco Tawashi (洗剤いらずのエコライフアイデアたわし) by Miyuki Matsui (松井みゆき) / Ondori.

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