Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 29 May 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

 There isn’t a lot of slow stitching happening here right now, other than in the evenings while watching tv. The weather has turned lovely and there are gardens to be planted. I did finish my Ariya sweater.  Just in time for sweater weather to be mostly finished and to fold it and put away. However, because I do need to have something to occupy my hands while watching tv, I started another sweater. It is a pattern I have done before and is no where near as complex as the last couple of sweaters I’ve done. It is challenging enough to keep my hands occupied but simple enough that my brain doesn’t need to be fully engaged. This is quite possibly one of the softest yarns I’ve ever used. It is a combination of 56% super wash merino and 44% kid mohair. It is very very soft and cushy and pet-able. I have 2 skeins of this blue and 2 skeins of the blue and orange variegated. I’ll probably do a fade type technique to introduce the colour change. The blues are the same. I’m not sure how it will look, but that’s part of the fun of knitting or any other type of hand work project.

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.

Sunday 8 May 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

 I hope everyone reading here has a great day today. As everyone should know it’s Mother’s Day, a great day to celebrate all the women in our lives. We don’t have any specific plans that I know of. It is a gorgeous spring day out today. Warm and sunny and too early in the season yet for the bugs to be bad, so I will be spending a lot of the day outdoors. We put in a large number of perennials across the front of the house this past week. So today I am going to slowly go to each one and give it a drink of root fertilizer to give them the best chance of surviving. Especially I am hoping that the dwarf lilac and the rose that we put in will survive. There are also a couple of clematis vines and then lots of different flowering perennials.

On Friday our son-in-law came home with the supplies to build 2 raised beds for vegetables, each measuring 4 feet by 8 feet by 24 inches tall. They are now built and in place and halfway filled with materials we found lying around the property.... rotting logs and pine needles and leaves. We are going to let that sit and settle for a week or two and then fill them the rest of the way with good growing soil. We are hoping to get lots of good vegetables out of them this summer.

In the meantime I have been slowly working away at my Ariya sweater. The second sleeve is almost finished down to the cuff design. Perhaps another week or two will finish it. I think my next knitting project is going to be much less complex. I’ve had enough of reading graphs for cables and lace to last me for quite a while. I don’t have a great picture of the whole sweater right now. It is currently partly inside out because the sleeves are worked inside out. But I can show a picture of the lovely sleeve bottom and a better picture of the top cabling. 

I’ll finish off this post now and link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then I think I will head on back outside and continue giving the plants their root stimulants.