Instagram Image: Lincoln with a new and prized addition to his car collection--all the way from London, England!
PicStitch & Instagram: I really enjoy picstitch for creating simple and elegant collages. This one includes a couple grandad shots--the bottom one on the left being at a 4th of July Parade!
PicStitch & Instagram: Lincoln and his beloved Cousin Cool--he always asks to hold him, and even tries to be like him (bottom left shows them both chewing on wooden spoons).
Instagram: Some people mock instagram, and possibly for good reason, but I take a lot of pictures in our brightly lit basement, and the washes in instagram allow those pictures to look arty cool--even the reflections off a plastic hulk doll. I loved this picture--and the quote from Lincoln? "Look, mom! A Hulk smashing a Hulk!"
I have been having some internet issues, but I am dedicated to this blog. I will try to get some more regular postings going!
Even when it's hot, I love knitting. I am in the midst of some longer projects, and needed some quick gratification. Enter two skeins of Noro Silk Garden and a "recipe" for a pattern called the Potato Chip Scarf.
Simple short rows on a small amount of stitches yield a fun and addictive knit--I finished this one in two days, and I look forward to cooler weather to wear it in!
I also stumbled into some natural colored 100% wool yarn, and decided to try my hand at dying. With my intrepid helper, we have attempted both solar dying and immersion dying--using simple food coloring.
It is fun, and has yielded some pretty cool yarn. It's a bit more pastel than I would like, so I'm feeling tempted toward using dyes made more for wool. I have one skein left, and Lincoln is leaning toward blue. We may try handpainting it!