Whoo-boy, have I got a bunch of pictures to show you!
Some are fun, and summer fun!

Today, I just returned from my parents’ house–I took the kids and headed up there Thursday, and then yesterday my dad and I took them canoing on the Kickapoo River.Img_0193
We didn’t expect all of these beautiful rock formations along the way, and the river went from ankle-deep to waist-deep, with tons of twists ‘n’ turns–perfect for little kids.

My parents’ land and garden looks like an earthly paradise this time of year.
Here’s a sample:
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Oh, and I have knitted and sewn some stuff, too!

Here’s some of the lace from the pillow I’m making for my mom from my hand-dyed yarn. It’s my first time out with lace-weight and hoo-ee, that puppy takes a while to knit up. Since I learned a new lace pattern at the same time (this is Snowdrop Lace from my 1970’s Mon Tricot stitch guide) the first few repeats, especially, took oh, eight hours to the inch.
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Next time I hand-dye, I’ll choose a DK-weight for a sweater for Little Belle.

And the Dishcloth Derby continues–here’s a knitted version. I took the Flower Washcloth from Weekend Knitting and made it smaller, and out of cotton. We’ll try it out and see if next time I should change it to all-garter for more friction-dishcloth-power.
Well, sleep continues to elude me a lot, but I’ll tell you, I slept great after that canoe trip. Now all I have to do is find six hours a day to exercise…..
—Jaala

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June 16, 2007 by Knitcircus

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