It's a strange cool, cloudy, moist summer day, very untypical for us in July in San Diego. The music playing is Audrey's Kitten with a Whip. Too bad that band broke up.
I feel fine and I'm heading out soon to swim with my sister. Lilo is helping me blog as I am eating some yummy Mexican-style turkey soup and she is hoping I will give her a bite of turkey. Nah! Hmmm.... Oh, Alright, here's a tiny bit for you to taste, Lilo. She and I both love turkey. Her digestion is so tricky I can only give her tiny tastes of "people food". Now she's happy.
But I just had to stop and blog the pretty new shawl I finished late last night.
It's hairpin lace, which I have not made since the 70's. It's delicate lace weight, fine and ephemeral. I just love it. Tell me again, why did we stop making hairpin lace??? I love it. And it works up fast. Here's a detail.
The pattern is not entirely mine, although I made some changes. It's a riff on the free pattern by Coats and Clarks. The lace strips are 4 inches wide instead of 3, and the strips are finished in swirling loops instead of points. I think I'll make another one incorporating the ideas that came out when making this one. Let's see of I find time.
Here are the knit hats from the hat-jag I went on.
The tweedy ones are great for using up scraps.
This is a pretty beaded keyhole scarf in a wavy lace pattern. Here's the detail.
It's fun to do beads like that. I'm trying to think what else I finished during the time I was too busy to blog. As I think if things, I'll blog them.
Here's Nate at Mission Bay Park, eating a strawberry paleta on a hot day we had last week.
Got to run and swim.
Julie and Lilo, who thinks she is now my very best friend..