It's amazing how much knitting I can get done when I'm not making soap. I got sidetracked in January with Daddy's heart attack and my trip to Virginia. Then, I came down with bronchitis last week. I haven't felt like doing anything but sitting in the chair and knitting.
New soap will be coming soon -- I promise! I need to do a lot of restocking and have many new ones in mind, as well.
I finished a cowl. Yes, another one. I recently finished the Ripple Cowl and headed on to the Greyhaven Cowl. The Greyhaven Cowl is lighter and lacier than the Ripple Cowl. I knit this cowl using Cascade's Venezia Worsted in the Ginger colorway. I used a size 7 needle and knit in the round. I love this yarn! With 70% Merino Wool and 30% Mulberry Silk - what's not to love?!? This is a great cowl to wear indoors. Light, airy, and lacy.
Next, I've been knitting these little bags using Noro Kureyon to felt. They are Felted Spinning Wheel Bags. I can get one out of a skein with some left over. I'm going to combine my leftover yarn to make one or two more. I think one skein will make one and a half bags. I am signing up to be a vendor at the Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair in August again and decided to make up some of these bags to sell in my booth. Sell - maybe. They're so stinking cute, I know I'm going to want to keep all of them! I can hardly wait to see them felted! I really do think I'm going to have to keep the green one (right lower corner) - love those colors!
Look at this! A gardenia blossom!!!! Three of the best floral fragrances --- rose, magnolia, and gardenia. I continue to try to keep a gardenia bush alive in the house. So far, so good. I couldn't smell the bloom last week but got my sniffing ability back in time to fully appreciate this awesome flower. LOVE this fragrance!!! Delicate. Simple pure beauty. A traditional Southern flower.