A few of my favorite things
April 15, 2014 § 5 Comments
I know people say this all the time… but where has my week gone? In between or at least in the evenings I’ve caught the knitting bug. This is my second pair of the Mohair Ballet Slippers. These are going to be given to my sister-in-law. It feels good to be using up yarn from the stash!
Random quirky fact… these were my favorite colors in high school. Spring or lime green – the color of the leaves in the spring when they first come out – and yellow. I wish I had a photo of my ruffly, totally 70’s bedroom. You would laugh. I am not a ruffly kind of girl so I don’t know where that came from.
Everything is bursting into bloom right now. And on the random sunny day like we had yesterday, it is glorious! The crab apple tree is getting ready to bloom. So are the lilacs. The flowering current is already blooming along with the rosemary. The tulips are nearing the end of their season. And I put some compost on the raspberries & rhubarb. I love urban gardening! I even bought a blueberry bush yesterday. We just need to figure out where to plant it. If we had just a little bit more property we would get some chickens in a heartbeat! Our city requires at least a quarter of an acre, though we know that there are some neighbors who aren’t following that rule.
A side note… last year we planted micro clover in our yard. It is supposed to be good for the soil, putting nitrogen back into it which in turn helps make the grass stronger & healthier and then hopefully makes it harder for the moss to grow. We do have a reason for our madness! However… we didn’t spread the clover very evenly in the back yard and it looks like mostly clover and hardly any grass. Oh well. At least it is green.
Yarn – Cascade 220, this yarn felts nicely and not too fuzzy like the first (Ravelry link) pair of slippers I made.
Size – Small
Pattern – Mohair Ballet Slippers from the book Felted Knits, the sole is a double thickness so I knit the inside yellow and the outside green.