Happy Birthday today to one of my favorite readers. I spent today making pasta sauce and chili sauce, something I think you might approve of. It was a great day to make the house into a tomato scented sauna; something that only happens when you have 2 pots of tomatoes simmering on the stove, canning water boiling and 2 pans of tomatoes roasting in the oven. Try it, I promise you’ll love the way the house smells!
I also snuck in a little knitting and reading while everything was simmering today. I probably should have done a load or two of laundry, but hey, I can’t do everything. I should have a finished sweater to show you shortly.
As for my Leftie, I finally decided I am going to keep my gold Leftie. The brown and pink was donated to a auction that we have at the school every fall. I hope people bid on it!
Yarn: Lisa Souza Hand dyed sock yarn in Aww-Tum and Lisa Souza Handspun in Squash Blossom. I bought this at either Sock Summit or Stitches Midwest last year… sad that I don’t remember which one.
Modifications: Just one. I decided I didn’t want to weave in all the little ends on this go around, so I experimented with some I-cord edging. I decided I didn’t like the way the attached I-cord looked as it joined the main color. So instead, I worked the I-cord in the contrasting color independently of the body of the shawl until a contrasting color row. If you enlarge the photo you might be able to see that the I-cord sort of floats along next to the shawl. I should have gotten a close up of the edge this afternoon.
This makes 2 finished projects for the month.