Friday, July 15, 2016

Five on Friday: A First

I have a lot of little bits to share, so it seems like a good time to join up with Amy at Love Made My Home and try a Five on Friday post.

1. When my daughter visited in June, she graciously agreed to pose for some Finished Object photos for me.
Here she is modeling my Antarktis. I loved this pattern and I love the yarn I used, Eden Cottage. If you can get your hands on this stuff, knit an Antarktis.

2. To be fair, my son has also been around a lot. That happens when they need your car!
He is volunteering full-time with a veterinarian and loving every minute of it.

3. Naji took an instant liking to this very sheepy-smelling yarn I brought home from Knitting Camp.
Maybe he wishes he were a barn cat.

4. I've been taking photos of Wisconsin wildflowers for a big embroidery project I'm working on.
This is butterfly weed. How can anyone call this a weed? It sure looks like a flower to me!

5. Tomorrow I fly out to California to hang out with my best friend in Berkeley, so I squeezed in some coffee dates with friends this week.
The summer is going quickly, especially because I have been working. There is just so much paperwork in special ed these days. I'm hoping to start the year feeling organized!

Have a wonderful weekend!

22 comments:

  1. #3 ---- Naji is a protection cat! He's keeping your yarn safe!

    You have ADORABLE kids! Did dear daughter get to KEEP the shawl she modeled?

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  2. It must be nice to have a pretty young thing to model your knits! That is a nice shawl pattern. I'll have to go have a look.

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  3. Have fun in CA! Wish you were coming here, too! Love the kid photos, and the shawl.

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  4. Hope you enjoy your break away. Love the shawl that your beautiful daughter is modelling.

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  5. That's the prettiest flower of any weed I've ever seen, such lovely colour too.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  6. Sounds like a busy time for you. In my world, weeds are only flowers that are in the wrong place! Great series of photos.

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  7. What a lovely post - that scarf and the model are perfect together.

    A botanist that I work with told me that a botanist's definition of a weed is "a plant that grows where you don't want it to grow." :-)

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  8. How can something so pretty be called a weed?! Naji looks very comfortable on your knitting and unwilling to give it back. Have a wonderful trip.

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  9. I agree that pretty flower couldn't possibly be a weed, have fun in CA.

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  10. Some weeds are just stunning, I have to agree. The Antarktis shawl works perfectly. Loving the yarn choice for your socks. Leah x

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  11. Love the picture of Naji on the yarn! Also nice seeing your son and daughter. Have you tried Starbucks Sangria Iced Tea yet? It has fruit in it and I love it!,, enjoy your trip!

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  12. Your children are beautiful. Have fun on your trip!!!!

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  13. Hello.. popping over to visit from Amy's F-on-F post. I live in Oregon on a farm. Your kids are gorgeous! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. You have some lovely yarns there that you are working with! I can see why your kitty enjoys them so much!! Have fun with your friend! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, I hope you are having a great weekend! xx

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  15. Have a wonderful time in California with your bestie.
    Meredith

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  16. Cheering you on as you finish up your paperwork so that you can enjoy the rest of your summer and have a well organized start to the coming school year! I enjoyed seeing your pretty scarf well modeled by your lovely daughter, and seeing your son and learning that he is enjoying working for the vet. I am glad your yarn is being well guarded, that you are enjoying more pretty stitching, and a beautiful not weed looking flower, and that you are headed to CA to enjoy time with your best friend! May your travel be safe and happy! xx

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  17. loved seeing your children (both beautiful!) and I love your shawl that your daughter is modeling, nice!! totally in love with your sock knitting :)

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  18. Welcome to 5 on Friday we are a friendly bunch. I was once told that flowers are only called weeds when they grow in places they are not wanted

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  19. Fantastic photos! That butterfly weed is gorgeous - such intense colors! And, have a fantastic time in CA!

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  20. You have a beautiful family! I love the Antarktis pattern. I am with you on that! I sent you an email but have not heard back - did you get it? I think there is still a chance we might be able to get together. Regardless I hope are having a wonderful time!

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  21. Hello, I just stopped over here from mereknits. I really like your blog! I am share your reading and knitting interests. I am a teacher and also the mother of two mostly grown boys. -- I look forward to stopping by here sometimes.--

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  22. Love this post! Antarktis turned out beautifully. So nice to have family around. :) Butterfly weed is one of my favorites, too.

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