Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Back to Knitting

Despite all the graduation excitement, there has been knitting. This gorgeous cake of yarn is turning into a Field of Wildflowers hat.
It is a Joji Locatelli pattern, so of course it is well-written and easy to follow. It has quite a few cables, pushing me to take time out to start learning how to cable without a cable needle. 

Thanks to Internet tutorials, I can cable without a needle -- but only when the crossed stitches are held to the front. The yarn is local -- Four Crows Yarn Hand-Dyed Worsted.

With all the company, I needed a mindless project. My go-to is always self-striping Opal. I can't find the ballband, but I am enjoying watching this sock emerge.
Our hummingbirds are back! If you look closely, you can see a female sipping at the left side of the feeder.
It's Wednesday evening, and I am still pretty darn tired.  Not that I'm complaining! It's a blessing to have events and people to celebrate.

17 comments:

  1. I just love to see hummingbirds!

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  2. Hummingbirds have been snubbing my feeders so far this year, so I'm glad to see yours!

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  3. Cabling without a needle is so liberating. I used to be able to do it but haven't tested myself in a long while.

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  4. All of your projects scream springtime with their colors!

    I'm glad to see the hummingbirds are keeping you busy. They are such fun to watch.

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  5. I am a cable without a needle novice. It must the be right yarn/cable combination. But, you are right - practice is what it takes.

    And, yay hummingbirds! I have not seen any here yet but I am hoping soon!

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  6. It looks like it is getting springy at your house!

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  7. Opal yarn is a delight to knit and it wears well, too. I love how it's striping for your sock.

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  8. Love your hat. Love the socks. And our hummies are bringing me so much joy!!!!!!!

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  9. Thanks for the reminder that our hummingbirds won't come if I don't feed them. Love the socks!

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  10. I love the field of wildflowers hat, and that yarn is perfect. We have lots of beautiful birds but I do wish we had hummingbirds!

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  11. The yarns for both projects are gorgeous - so colorful and fun. We saw our first hummingbird of the season a few days ago. Fletch thought it was an insect at first - lol - they are so tiny!!

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  12. Nice work on the knitting front-great yarns and the projects are unfolding nicely beneath your needles. Rest up-you've had quite a few weeks of mental crunching lately! Enjoy the hummingbirds!

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  13. gorgeous yarn!! and I would love hummingbirds but that darn bear keeps me from having them, grrr. a good tired is the best tired.

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  14. Love your knitting, rest up my friend.

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  15. Nice hat so far and love the stripey socks! Cute hummingbird photo that is cool you got a shot of one perched on the feeder because they move so quick! Have a great weekend!

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  16. Love both of your projects! Great yarns on both, too. How'd you get that hummingbird to pose for you? Hope you're having a nice relaxing weekend.

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  17. It has to be said that your hat pattern and yarn combination are spot on. It is going to be one gorgeous hat!
    Hope your weekend finds you taking a breather and getting your knit on.

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