Regular stuff happening this week includes prep work for making a bag. Because everyone NEEDS as many bags as possible. Even if you don't know what you are going to put in them. Except I do know that this one will be a project bag for socks or fingerless mitts or a small scarf. Whatever I am knitting. I love "containing" a project. And this one has vinyl on both sides so you can easily see what's what.
Caprese salad with a reduced balsamic drizzle. Heaven on a plate. Do you "reduce" your balsamic for summer salads like this? I like the way it clings to the mozzarella when it's just a bit thicker.
Zinnia arrangement with flowering basil. Though you can hardly see it, the fragrance is lovely, and I know it's there.
New summer dishcloth completed. Why are these so satisfying? I have tried different patterns and different yarns for them, but always come back to this pattern and this yarn in a variety of colorways.
Condition report on the rosebush that I put in a pot on the deck... it's flourishing. Providing plenty of blooms (even in the heat) to bring inside. This small glass pitcher that belonged to Eleanor, Chris's mom, always held roses trimmed from her carefully tended climbers that grew up and over the fence out back.
I am happy to carry on the tradition, as a dues paying member of the older ladies who love roses club.
Dischloth pattern link: dishcloth pattern
Bag pattern link: inside outside pouch by Aneela Hoey