Thursday, August 02, 2012

jamming

Most of the berries have finished out (except for the elder berries) and they have been enjoyed! Most found their way into bowl, but there were some set aside for jam, to be enjoyed come winter.

And a project is off the needles:

This is my version of Wingspan. This is a great pattern, one that I would like to do again.

The repetition of the stitch repeats made it a soothing project to work on.

It makes a great project for knitting while engaged in something else, such as conversation, or watching a movie, reading etc. The marker's remind the knitter when to wrap and turn. It is a good exercise for learning short rows.

Wingspan was a good summer project, one that was easy to pick up and put down frequently. The warm summer days were good for locking lots of warm summer rays into the stitches. I'm already thinking ahead to those chilly winter mornings, when I will enjoy Wingspan on my shoulders, and some mixed berry jam on my toast.

8 comments:

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Your wingspan is gorgeous! Handspun?

Yum for berry jams/jellies/preserves! I'm going to have a peach fest in the next 10-14 days. Liqueurs, jams, butters maybe even brandied? We're getting a full box through my work.

elizabeth said...

I only made one small batch of jam this year, but plan to get back to it next year for sure! Wingspan looks lovely and perfect for cooler weather!

Valerie said...

Wow...the wingspan came out gorgeous!! What a perfect pattern for showing off natural colored fleece.

Yep...it is hard to believe that there will be cool mornings in need of shawls and jam. Here's hoping we get a real winter this year and the natural order is restored. (Around here, way too many chipmunks survived last winter.)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wingspan is fabulous. Your description almost makes me want to take up needles. ALMOST. :) Excuse me while I go makes some toast...

thecrazysheeplady said...

I've looked at wingspan several times. Love the pattern and yours is fantastic!

Judy said...

Love the natural coloring of the wool. Beautiful.

Cathy said...

Love seeing the finished item - it's remarkable how the Shetland fleece suits so many things, isn't it?

Jam... oh, I can smell it now!!

wvgirl said...

Love the jam and the wingspan. Very, very cool!

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