Monday, July 6, 2015

Latest Project

It's back to crocheting for now.
One of the things I love about 
Minnesota
are the nights that become cool
early in the season.

These cool nights are
harbingers of the promise of fall 
and
winter to come.

Since it's still summer,
technically,
and
fall is on the way,
I wanted to make a lighter weight shawl to wear on the cool evenings.

I found this pattern on

I do like this site,
however,
when this site links to the
"home site" of the pattern, 
many of these sites have adds that you have to navigate.
That I don't like.
When adds block me,
I leave the site and never return.

As always, though, with crochet patterns, 
or, at least,
most of the time,
I make a few changes in the pattern.

I realized, as soon as I started, that this pattern was not going to be big of a shawl as was seen in the photo.
I couldn't find the yarn in the photo, so, I went to my 
go to color of pink!
I'm adding a few rows, here and there, and maybe, in the end, more than I planned.
I used a fingering weight yarn.
I think I'm going to love this shawl.

You'll see it when it's finished.
If you are a crochet person,
you might want to look it up!
It's great.
Good luck!!!
See you soon.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Three Beautiful Things This Week

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Clare writes called Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.


1) Isn't the lamp beautiful?  It's a salt lamp made of salt hearts.  It's pink salt, of course, and it's beautiful!

2) Pixie and Fred are sort of, kind of, maybe getting along.  Fred is a lot calmer with Pixie around.  I don't know why, but I think that's great!

3) If there could be better summer weather, I don't know where or when.  It's been nice this week!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

30 Words: My Peppermint Tea

In those days, I didn't have a salt lamp or a lap top.
I had a little patch of peppermint, under the faucet outside.
Memories, wonderful, awesome, bold
of freshly brewed tea!