Friday, July 25, 2014

July Giveaway

I tried to take pictures to post project updates, but life has conspired against me.  I have my work cut out for me, but I should be able to straighten things out over the weekend.  

All is not lost.  We'll go into the weekend with another monthly giveaway.  Leave a comment. Tell me what's growing in your garden, where you went on vacation, what's on your knitting needles.  Is anyone planning fall knitting projects?  The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks - winner's choice.  The contest closes on Friday, August 1, 2014.

I have Nezinscot Farm to thank for this week's color inspiration.  I saw this fiber art at an event this spring, and it made me smile.


I need a pair of red shoes.

41 comments:

KnitOnePugTwo said...

We've got tomatoes coming out of ears and are trying to sprout the pumpkins in the garden. We are skipping vacation and remodeling the original 1950s master bath, the shower was never tiled! & I'm trying to know a Jackaroo sweater from Knitty but the soaring temps & lack of AC make that less and less appealing.

paula murphy said...

I have three sweaters and a shawl on my needles, and I'm looking for a cool and funky yarn for a very cool mittens, hat and scarf pattern set that I found in one of my mother's old knitting books from the 50's.

rurallyeverafter said...

I've got nothing but green tomatoes in my garden (why won't they turn red?????), a sweater that's itching to be off my needles (it's so hot in my lap right now!!!!!), and no vacation in sight. Next up is a blanket for my (hopefully soon to be) new house!

jensimoneau said...

There's a baby robin growing in my garden...spotted the little guy this morning. Must have fallen from a nest.
Little projects on the needles right now: hats are great summer knitting!

Sheila said...

What's growing in my garden is weeds. I never got around to planting anything this spring. What's on my needles is a pair of socks. And I don't think I'll take a vacation this summer, instead I'll save up to head somewhere sunny after the Oregon rains come back in October.

Judy11 said...

The berry time has just about finished (blueberries, currants, black raspberries) with no more veggies planted this year :( No knitting happening due to bilateral wrist surgery last week. Hopefully will be back in the swing after casts off, then splints and then comes some therapy time for a few weeks. Can't wait to start of some grand daughter knitting and a shawl pattern I bought from you (maybe CT show or Rhinebeck.)

APlanet4Creation said...

No garden for me. I can't seem to keep anything growing here in AZ and I couldn't kill anything in Vancouver, Canada. I always have too many WIP. We only did a short trip to Tucson this summer. We are planning for Disney World next year.

Ruth said...

Going to Sonoma County, CA tomorrow for my 50th birthday!! And, harvesting green beans to beat the band right now.

amchart said...

beets & swiss chard ** California ** too many wips ** back to school sweaters

Anonymous said...

We just got back from a week in Chicago-celebrated our granddaughter's first birthday ;)
Tomatoes,green peppers,lettuce-the critters ate our zucchini ;(
Started Lola shawl from Taproot magazine (love). Still working on my bias before and after scarf. Just finished Be Simple shawl.
Thinking of making a sweater for Rhinebeck this year.
Thanks Stephanie for hosting this contest!
Kathy

beth jillette said...

No vacation this Summer,spending time taking care of my aging parents and my toddler grandson. Maybe New England next summer....

Unknown said...

I finished a baby blanket just before the baby was born, and I'm working on a wedding gift that's due in a few weeks. I'm looking forward to getting back to my own knitting projects.

your future rebbetzin said...

I'm working on Coralie and dying of this summer fellowship I have, but at least all my known speaking obligations are over.

Anonymous said...

The squirrels ate every niblet of corn in the garden! On the needles right now is vodka lemonade in a peach colored cotton.

C2 said...

My herb garden has thyme, lavender, basil, oregano, mint, and sage.
There are three projects in rotation: a baby blanket, a linen bag, and assembling rectangles for a lapghan.
We went to Aruba in June, but it seems like eons ago!

Christine said...

I have basil in the garden, no vacation yet. My hubby was really sick for a while and that ate up all his leave ama some of mine. Anyhow, I have a Lica test otn and various other self striping and handspun socks!

BellyLaugher on rav

Maomama05 said...

Oh my, there's all sorts of wonderful things growing in the garden AND on my needles! Tomatoes, cauliflower, green beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, thyme, basil, cilantro, jalapenos and banana peppers. On the needles is a swatch preparing for Lucy Sweetland's stunning Seraphine wrap - so excited. Thank you for the giveaway!

Lunaria said...

I'm working on a summer vest for my sister, some socks, and a lacy shawlette. Everything else will have to wait till summer heat goes away. The good parts of summer that I am enjoying a lot are fresh veggies from my farmshare, trips to the beach, and summer music and theater events.

Dee said...

Getting ready to go on vacation at the end of this week. I will get to see my Mom and my sister and her family. As to what is on my needles.. Too much. I have two pairs of socks, 2 shawls, one cowl. I really don't change up for the seasons. I just knit.

Marianne said...

Garden is doing well...have harvested lettuce, many squashes & cukes...the tomatoes are just starting to ripen. Have a sweater 2/3 done and my first pair of socks by following a ravelry how-to !!! Thank you for the giveaway.

Marilynn Hart said...

We have our first red cherry tomatoes! The sunflowers are also in full bloom. I'm currently finishing a hat and some mitts, with my eye on the final piece to the Aidez cardigan. Thank you for the chance to win one of your lovely skeins.

Jessica Powers said...

I feel I will never see another vacation again - it's been almost a full year since my sweetheart and I got on a plane for 6 months of world galavanting. This past weekend we drove all of 3hrs to get to the family beach house. And it was too windy for him to dive for seafood. Thank goodness we'll be going down again at the end of August for his Grandad's birthday.

Anonymous said...

College tours this summer. My daughter and I stopped at UVM and while she poked around the campus I walked down College street to Nido. Great yarns and fabric and wonderful owner. Liza the blogless

Anonymous said...

College tours this summer. My daughter and I stopped at UVM and while she poked around the campus I walked down College street to Nido. Great yarns and fabric and wonderful owner. Liza the blogless

Anonymous said...

College tours this summer. My daughter and I stopped at UVM and while she poked around the campus I walked down College street to Nido. Great yarns and fabric and wonderful owner. Liza the blogless

Anonymous said...

College tours this summer. My daughter and I stopped at UVM and while she poked around the campus I walked down College street to Nido. Great yarns and fabric and wonderful owner. Liza the blogless

Sue Trask said...

I have tomatoes, cukes, and peppers, red and green growing in my VegTrug garden. I love it, limits my garden so that it doesn't take tons of hours to maintain, so I can knit my sweaters. I have a Cabeladabra on my needles at the moment but thinking of a stripey shawl to cast on. I want to use my mini skeins I got at the NH Sheeo and Wool Festival.

Belinda said...

Have cukes, a few squash and some very tall potatoe plants.
Doing a lot of weaving. Belinda

Anonymous said...

I have lots of green tomatoes in my garden,green beans and herbs are thriving . Summer knitting is going great making lots of dish clothes for house warming gifts. I started the blanket !! POP !! It is so much fun to knit and not so big that is gets hot to hold. Nice summer knitting!

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

I picked my first zucchini and made a yummy zuke and pesto pasta for dinner last night - yum! And friends have been giving me squash, cukes, peppers and sweet corn. I'm inundated! I'm waiting for my first tomatoes though. I have one turning red and plenty of green ones. Meanwhile, I'm knitting socks. Always.

KathleenC said...

I'm growing tomatoes, squash, various greens, and beans. My turkey craw pole beans are now 12 feet tall! (Talk about Jack and the Beanstalk!)The hummingbirds are once again becoming frequent visitors as some of their favorite flowers are in bloom. I have two sweaters on the needles; one for me and one for my husband.

LD said...

Vacationing in beautiful Glacier National park and knitting away on a lovely Hitchhiker shawl. It's a wonderful combo!

Bethany said...

Hoping to finish my last vacation week sweater (Sloping Hem Boatneck) in enough time to wear on my final vacation week. Which means I need a new project!

Deb C. said...

I am knitting a cloche and fingerless mitts as a donation to a charity event for Breastcancer Awareness Month. I have one mitt left before I hand them over, but I would reaaally love to keep them myself. Maybe I'll bid on them. Shhhh!

Anonymous said...

On needles: A Simple Aran for Babies, Toddlers & Children-size medium Baby.
In garden: fresh herbs, tomatoes,zucchini & sugar snap which I "share" with the wildlife.
Vacation starts Friday!
Johalley on RAV

MNKnit said...

"Frillibet" by Anne Hanson - in Malabrigo Merino Lace - Mrs. Dalloway colorway.

Love lace knitting in the summer!

Kristi said...

We are growing dahlias for competition in our garden this year! And volunteer gourds are growing huge, lovely vines out of our compost pile. I have the Surry Hills sweater by Maria Magnasson on my needles, as well as some mindless knitting in the form of 'Color Affection' and also a baby bunting for a giveaway. Those are the things on needles that come to mind! Trying to enjoy these last few weeks before school/work starts back up...

pattymatt said...

I'm working on a few different shawl and a summer top. I am just getting ready to cast on for the sskal with Shannon Cook. So basically I have too many things on the needles

Sarah Dun said...

Garden veg garden = weeds; vacation = central NY cottage; no fall knitting plans. I'm not ready to be done with summer.

Nicole said...

Nothing in the garden - finally got rid of some old plants but never replaced them. That's maybe later this moth. I do have a pair of socks on the needles, and a Pendulum shawl in your Lillian Yarn in Boston Strong colors.

TDF kept me busy all of this month!

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