Garden almost done, knitting to resume soon

Almost finished the garden – herb garden to finish planting (see garden blog – link on side bar – for more details) and then done for this season.  Yes, I know its late but I put it in from scratch – totally grass and rubbish – so its taken awhile.

I have been working on the Flower Basket Shawl – its about all i can manage to do at the end of a long hard day in the garden especially with the heat we have had this past couple of weeks.

Progress shot (with my favorite knitting bag and inspiration as a bonus).


And a closer look.


Yeah it looks like .. not much right now.  But there is a pattern – I am in the “repeat the pattern until its the size you want” section.  Its an interesting pattern – don’t quite have the rhythm yet but that is probably cause I have been mainly knitting it at night and am usually more tired than normal from the garden work this past month.    I did notice last night that it’s starting to make a little more sense .

I am using Peruvian Baby Cashmere in a gorgeous deep purple – the color is much prettier than is showing up.  Its the first shawl I am using close to laceweight yarn – the ones I have made til now have been in heavier weights like alpaca in a DK weight; so I am looking forward to the blocking process which will be more revealing for the shape and pattern of the shawl than the ones I have made so far. 

ok time to water my garden again –


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