I went into town this morning, and stopped into the local yarn shop, and there was a new batch of yarn in, which I just couldn’t resist. Rowan Purelife “Revive” : 36% recycled silk, 36% recycled cotton, and 28% recycled viscose. Beautiful apricot pink and clay tweeds, which will suit my coloring well, as I plan on making it into a ‘striped’ Altitude Lace Cowl, and for moi ! (Ahem… once bought and brought home, I can never resist a good ol’ yarn photo-shoot, as yarn makes such nice portraits.)
As of a few days ago we’ve had the presence of some interesting clouds hovering! Today I swear, it rained a few drops, a few gorgeous wet drops, and threatens to rain some more…
June is a lovely month. Transitional, mostly unpredictable, mild, beautiful, and cheerful. I even love the word, so cute, and yet rather ancient sounding… “joon”.
I have decided to not write a pattern for the halter tops I mentioned in last post. Just too much uncharted territory to deal with, as I have so much to get busy with in the knitting, and my non-knitting life too. So the cotton tops will be a pure & simple yarn tasting and summer treat for my nieces ~~ with no agenda. ( Wow, ‘no agenda’ sounds like I was let out on summer vacation! )
That is it for this post, more a clearing of slate and in a lovely mood as June unwinds into summertime, so soon to be here.
That is one sky shot! Mother Nature can be phenomenal. Pretty yarn. How does it feel?
Hi Stef, the sky was most certainly phenomenal the other night. Rain clouds moving in, and yet we’ve had mostly fog and cool (which is welcome by me! ) The Rowan Purelife “Revive” is super nice! I recommend trying some, and if you would like to knit the cowl, let me know and I’ll send you the pattern. I will be showing off once I get a few repeats into it… oh, going to make ‘striped’. 🙂 Enjoy your vacation with not-too-much agenda hopefully. 🙂
Jen, you are always so sweet and generous with your patterns. When I get some WIPs off the needles I will be knocking on your door. I have always loved that stitch pattern because of its history and timeless appeal.
I love those colours. Looking forward to seeing finished result chookie. x
Hi Kelly! The color I thought was pink in the shop until I got it out… more apricot and putty tones…. which I LOVE. I hope your JOON is going smoothly, and thanks so much for coming by. xx
Great shot of those clouds. I saw those the other day and was gobsmacked! Lenticular cloud formation.
Hi Morrie… Lenticular formation? I just learned something!
So interesting that you saw the same ones, they probably looked a little different, but just as gobsmacking!!
But, where’s the rain? 🙂 xx
I think everybody needs a little summer vacation from agenda once in a while. Great sky!
I agree, letting one’s self ‘off the hook’ is invigorating. 🙂
Myself included! I think the feather & fan patterning lends itself awesomely to color changes (stripes) a few lace repeats wide. I will definitely show it off, and soon! Thanks xx
Love those puffy silly clouds! Love the yarn too. I need to get crackin’ on my Altitude Lace Cowl!
lol…thank you Anna (but yes, you do!) 🙂 xx
Such a great sky – and so well photographed
Saw wonderful cloud formation today, too – I really love this kind of natural spectacle!
I still remember the wide sky and gorgeous night sky I saw in California and Arizona, long long ago………… ( as a halter shirt had could been a nice idea to complete my wardrobe (lol)
Lovely June for you xoxox
Petra, the clouds photo I took from our deck, as the sun had already gone down.
I will give you the notes to knit the halter top from, I promise, for I had already written them! I just had my doubts and wanted to release myself from obliging to a pattern… it became a heavy weight, a ‘yoke’ to bear as I couldn’t really guess how they will fit (prototypes for my nieces being so much smaller than myself I couldn’t even try on!). I need to finish ones at hand first, photograph the finished pieces, and then decide whether or not to submit the pattern I wrote (yes, wrote), I am thinking the photos of the modeled will be the deciding factor. 🙂 xx
Petra, I will restore the notes for the test-page for “California Dreamin” halter top so you can knit one if you like. Password and url will be the same. 🙂 xx
This must be fun 😉 I will try that 😘