Thank you for the comments on the knitting bags. I had not been sewing for a long time and it was nice the break the barrier between the sewing machine and me. I hope to do a bit more sewing in the coming weeks...
Had this message in the inbox this morning:
"We have dreamcatcher shawls here in south west Ireland - you spread them over the rocks on a summer evening when the seals are singing, and when you bring the shawl home, it brings wonderful legends and stories with it." from Jo of http://celticmemoryyarns.blogspot.com .
This seemed like a good reason to take the finished shawl again to the lake side; there aren't any seals singing but surely there are other creatures singing their own stories out there (maybe if you listened very carefully you could hear the water carry an ode a distant bear is singing to ripening cloudberries), so here let me present the Frost and Ice Shawl...
It is blocked if you were in doubt... While knitting I grew suspicious of the big manmade fiber content of the yarn, I realized that it might not block out nice and even but I had knit so much then already that I hoped it would come out at least decent. Plus the fact that you can't frog this yarn Garnstudio's Vivaldi. The shawl is light and can be worn over a coat wrapped loosely around a neck. The shawl matches the knee highs I knit for my daughter Nadja some time ago and
I could not remember if I have showed you these knee highs finished. (Mr Cat always comes running down to the lake side if someone takes even one step towards there. We have a fish trap in the lake to catch small fish for him and he just loves the fresh fish.)
The yarn here was Lizaknit sock yarn in colorway Garnet. (See the wrinkles around the ankle, I have not seen them before she has tried these on and now I have to check that, somehow I think it is because she had long johns underneath and just did not pull the socks up high properly...)
The nights have been quite brisk lately. Almost two weeks ago the temperature dropped down to zero and in some areas the berries had frostbites and were gone. But indeed we have been enjoying strawberries and cloudberries a lot lately. (Soon there will be blueberries and then cranberries... the berry season boosts the sock knitting hence the rubber boots.)
My summer kitchen I have not been able to use, I don't remember when I cooked by the fire. And the reason is that we have had so little rain over the summer that the surroundings are so dreadfully dry that to light a fire even though it is on this iron surface and inside a kota is hazardous and it has been advised by the officials not to light fires. Strange summer weather once again. But thanks to dryness there has not been that many mosquitoes either.
I though that I had one more thing to talk about but although I have been sitting here in front of this keyboard for ten minutes I can't remember what is was... Maybe it was not important after all.