Episode 2 Fireflies on the 4th of July
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I had a wonderful vacation week in Maine with my family. It started out rainy and then by Wednesday it was sunny, hot and humid. I spent most of my time in the lake! When I wasn’t in the water, I was knitting. I know, I know, heat and wool don’t mix but I’m weird like that. Kind of like how I always drink hot coffee even when it’s 90 degrees out. We didn’t go out to see any fireworks on the 4th. Usually someone on the lake has enough to keep us entertained, but no luck this year. At around 9:30 at night, my husband was fishing off the dock and commented on all the fireflies. My youngest piped up that she had never seen a firefly before. (she has, she apparently just didn’t remember it) Within a few minutes, me, my husband and our 3 girls piled into the car and drove up the dirt road to a field. We parked the car, turned of all the lights and witnessed an extraordinary site! Our own personal Firefly Fireworks display! The smile on my little one’s face was priceless! Truly a night to remember 🙂
A week of vacation with no TV and no computer access = A LOT of knitting!
Grandma’s favorite dishcloth, Sugar and Cream
Austrian Twisted Stitch Hat by Donna Kay, Patons Worsted Wool
Zig Zag Twined Knit Mittens by Donna Kay
Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau, Knit Picks Gloss, Winter Night
Diamond Headband from Never Knit Your Man a Sweater* by Judith Durant, made from leftover yarn from the zig zag mittens
Waffle Mittens by Cheryl Murray, Lionbrand Woolana, purple heather
Lullaby Rain by Paula Emmons Feussle, Quince and Co. Chickadee, Chantrelle
Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mays, Peace Fleece
8 ounces of Potluck Roving, multicolored steel
I would like to initiate a Maine Mitten Project Knit A Long (KAL) Knit a pair of mittens and post them in the Mitten KAL thread. Mittens are a great summer project!
From my herb garden
Basil – Ocimum basilicum, belonging to the Lamiaceae (mint) family. When you hear “basil” most people think Pesto. Not me. I think Panzanella! It is my favorite summer time meal. I found the recipe for it in a Rachael Ray cookbook. You can find the recipe here: Panzanella recipe. There are many variations out there…explore and create! You’ll be happy you did!
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