Hey everybody. I'm back from the great outdoors at Big Sur Betty's, and camp was another great success! The weather was just gorgeous out there! There was alot of lounging in the sun...and knitting. In fact, I enjoyed the sunbathing and knitting so much I got a sunburn on the tops of my hands! It was another small group, but still lots of fun and very relaxing. Thats the main goal of being out at betty's, lots of relaxing and knitting! What a beautiful, peaceful place! Even the pooches were into relaxing in the sunshine :)
|Vic soakin it up!|
|Dale with his "can you pleeaassee throw the stick" look|
Of course, there was no shortage of food! Betty cooked us chicken 'n potatoes, there was also burgers and sausages... yum! In the morning there's fresh coffee, fruit, and a number of yummy breads, and muffins waiting for you when you wake up. Betty likes to make sure everyone is a happy camper when you come to visit. We got a nice tour of Betty's garden the first day. She grows just about everything! There were many different types of fruit trees, apple, peach, pear, and avocado. Nice! We also took a short hike to her large pond. There's a rope swing and a small boat for anyone who wants to cool off on a hot day. There are also a number of koi living in the pond that I didn't notice before! Big yellow iris flowers are blooming all around. I just can't say enough how beautiful and peaceful Betty's place is. You all just hafto come see. Its just perfect for a short getaway. We had such a great time. Thanks again Betty! :)
Here are some more pics....
|There's a mesh tent too if bugs are a bother|
|knitting in the sun|
|Betty and little Jasper :)|
While on my little camping adventure at Betty's I made this really cute hat called "Seedling" its another Never Not Knitting pattern. The yarn is Madelinetosh Merino DK. 1 ball makes the hat. The Madelinetosh Tosh DK or Manos Silk Blend would also work nice. Here it is in progress at camp....
|looks like fallen autumn leaves|
Here it is all done! Soooo perrtyy...I love it!
When I came back from camping, I was happy to see some exciting new things have come in! The new Kim Hargreaves "Whisper" is now available!! If you don't already know by now...she is one of my absolute fav designers!! I just love her classic vintage fashion-forward style! Here are a few designs featured in her new book....
There is also a new issue of Spool Magazine full of fun little projects including knitting, sewing, needlepoint, and more!
Here are some new patterns by Tiny Owl Knits. If you are not familiar, Tiny Owl Knits is very popular on Ravelry. Her patterns are so different...very whimsical! They look like they came right out of a fairytale. Here are a few of them, we have more to look at here in the shop....
Joan made one of her "Fairy Castles". Its so cute!! They are actually double point or darning needle cases! Very clever.
|sorry about the dark pic :P|
Here it is all done.....
Cute little felted things!! Another good thing to do with your wool scraps.
Thats about all I have for now, but keep checking in for more fun or better yet, come on over and check it out! There's always something new popping up around here.