Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer Solstice!

My favorite rose bush in the Studio garden opened her first blossom today.  Wish I could send you all a whiff.  She's a stunner.

     Here's a peek at a center start knitted lace project that I've been working on (which I will share with you all later this summer..It's a surprise! shhhh!).  Do you see a similarity between these photos? Am I sensing a little bit of synchronicity? You think I might just be giddy with the arrival of summer?  Oh well.  I do love these long light days!
     Hope you have a beautiful summer planned and that you get to enjoy all it's pleasures.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Springtime Reminder

If you are like me you've already been swept up in the hustle of spring activites.  The first blush is already showing on the berries.   And weeding has become a daily ritual in the Studio garden.

     As it is time to be storing away our winter woolies, I wanted to remind you that proper hand-washing is the first line of defense to keep those woolens safe from marauding wool eaters.  Nothing a M--H ( it is a four letter word after all) likes better than the accumulated debris of a winter's wearing.

  My hand-washing guide will tell you how to do this annual act of kindness for your precious knitted garments.  Really it's easy.  And don't forget to tuck a wee bit of lavender or artemisia, or a nice bar of naturally scented soap in the cupboard with the clean sweaters.  I do that with my un-spun fleeces too.  A little extra defense never hurts.