Making headway with Snail Hollow Shawl. Infact, I'm on the last section. Not sure if you can see in the picture but am picking up stitches on the straight side to do the edging. Then I'll need to tuck in tails where all the color changes happened. I've mentioned before how difficult I find these colors to work with on the eyes. Trying to pick up stitches is a chore. I'm only part way through that process. But, since my last picture I've completed two more sections, so I'm getting there. This pattern has been problematic. Both my daughter and I feel it's poorly written, as do a few folks over on Ravelry that made it. The designer is Erika Flory. I probably would shy away from purchasing another of her designs. Not because I don't like the look; but because the pattern isn't well written. Too many opportunities to guess at what should or shouldn't be.Hubby and I really enjoyed this bottle of Chianti, Nippozzano Reserve 2018. We purchased this at Costco's. Chianti isn't generally a favorite for us, often we feel it's a bit heavy...but this was quite good and I think from memory was under $30.00. We'll definately get this one again. Very smooth.
I've mentioned before how many books written by Pam Jenoff I've read and liked (listened to actually). The Kommandants Girl (book 1) followed by The Diplomats Wife (book 2), are 2 more I highly recommend. I blogged about the author and why her historical books are so riveting. That post is HERE.
Yes both are about WWII. Add them to your list to read folks.I mentioned in my previous post I had been doing lots of yard work which is why I hadn't been knitting, so thought I'd share a few more pictures of the flowers in my yard. Cone flowers in the back ground, and an old fashion Flocks in the center. Sadly most of these flowers are now done and I'm losing the color in my yard.
Black eye Susans provide lots of contrast to the Cone Flowers. I took these pictures over the last couple of weeks at the peak of the color.
Stella d'Oro generally bloom before the rest of the lillies, but, if you don't cut them back, they will bloom a bit later, just not as many blooms. I love the yellow.
Hope you're all enjoying the end of summer. It's gone too fast for my liking, and soon fall will be upon us. I never look forward to fall as I know winter follows it. I am not a fan of winter, cold, snow or ice.