(flower of the day, black-eyed-susan)
it seems like it took a month for these flowers to bloom. they came out very slowly this year. maybe they always do and i never noticed??
so, david updated my wordpress, and i spent a bunch of time yesterday resizing ALL the photos so the blog would run faster. let me know what you think. unfortunately, updating still did not fix the bug in the archives. if i set the blog to show only 6 or 8 posts, then in the archives that is all you’ll see. which is bad.
so, i have to keep the number of visible posts on this page at around 20 in order for all the archived posts to be available to everyone. it’s an old glitch and it’s annoying, but hopefully now we have a sort of happy workaround situation.
apparently this is a mac-specific problem, so a lot of wordpress users don’t have to deal with it, but if anyone has any information on a fix, i would be deeply grateful if you would share it.
we’ve had unseasonably cool weather for the midwest in july . . . i don’t think it has even hit 70 degrees this week yet. so, it seemed like a good idea to make some piping hot quiche
this dish was totally inspired by carole’s version from last week. hers looked so yummy that i thought it would be a great dish to revisit, using veggies from the garden. we have chard, and tiny, thumb-sized squashes that made a great combo, along with mionced onion. mmm. it would also be great with thin slices of potato . . . mmmmaybe next time.
then it was off to class where i worked on a secret sock project and had to twice rip back to where i was when i got there. just too much talking. oh, and yes, maybe all the laughing had something to do with it . . .
at least i got some feedback on the sock. it’s hard to work on things in secret (that is, not on my blog), and not be able to gauge how interesting they might be to others.
mostly i have a lot of secret knitting (really, since i started the bee rectangle i’m seeing progress on lots of projects).
(i’ve been working with smaller, sample skeins and not sure if i’ll get a whole pair out of them). i’m still playing with pattern placement on that sock, and will show the two different versions next time.
meanwhile, as we were talking about that skein, i couldn’t resist ordering another of her colorways, since i have been sooo enamored of this yarn. that purple, straw-gold, and greenish-gray colorway is batty, and it sure caught my eye.
meg put together a sweet package with little cards and tiny sample skeins of colorway ankh (next on my list of downfalls), just in case i haven’t been tempted enough . . .
it is SO me—seriously, i need about a case of these. i send a lot of cards and i have always wanted a knitting-theme card that really expresses my taste—modern, sarcastic, a little hard-edged. i love these.
BTW, there really IS another anne . . . it’s not just me talking about myself in the third person. just wanted to clear that up for anybody that thought otherwise . . .
and here is the bee now—just a few tidbits—i couldn’t resist the light this morning on the new yarn color.
it is moving along very quickly . . . oh but how i wish i could just have a whole day or two with it. and for those who asked, anne says that yes, she will be putting kits together, and yes, you can pre-order them by dropping her a line (use the contact form in her sidebar). and yes, the pattern will also be available as a standalone item here at my site. we don’t know the cost of the kit yet because the yardage for the stole is yet to be determined.
vanessa’s progress was slowed (just a bit) when she ran out of yarn (she’s substituting), but her extra yarn arrived today and she’s back in business.
rachael, however, is positively zooming along and you can see a close-up photo here of what she’s accomplished this week.
i got started after them, so i am behind . . . . but it’s not a race!