Saturday, July 16, 2011

Knitting in the Courtyard

I finally took some pics of our courtyard, as I spent a leisurely Saturday afternoon knitting and listening to the splashing of my little water fountain. 
 There was just enough of a gentle breeze to listen to the music of the wind chimes too.  It was perfect.  
    I started knitting a slouch hat for our, soon to be, co-ed.  She picked out the yarn ( a very soft and shimmery polyester – easy to wash- that feels remarkably like cashmere!)  I found the pattern on Ravelry ( by Designer Diedre).  It’s called “Leaves on a Lazy Day Tam”.  I love the name.  Check  it on on Ravelry.  Their picture is far better than mine, as the black yarn doesn’t photograph well.

I’ve also been doing quite a bit of quilting.  That’s for my next post.   My sewing room happens to be the coolest room in the house so have been spending some time there on these hot summer days.   We’re trying to be “green” and only turn the AC on when it’s too uncomfortable.  So far we’ve managed nicely.