Sunday, June 9, 2024

June, Glorious June!

I made a very simple berry tart with a store-bought crust, last summer's frozen blueberries from my brother and sister-in-law's farm, and fresh blackberries and strawberries from a local produce market. The blackberries were huge and so yummy! I was pleasantly surprised that the tart turned out so well -- not too sweet.

Here's another healthy dinner that Adam made recently, a stir fry.

I finally finished knitting this simple shawl -- just a shoulder shawl where you increase one stitch on both the beginning and the end of each row. I used yarn I'd spun from Malabrigo Nube fiber. Not an easy spin, at all! But the finished shawl is just fine.

And below are two bobbins of yarn (singles). The first is from some delicious red batts that I buy from a local fiber studio. They are just luscious to spin! The second bobbin is full. It's various wool dyed with soft natural dyes from plants in our yard. With both these bobbins, I'll spin a second bobbin much like it, and then ply the matching bobbins together to get finished yarn.

Then I should have enough yarn to knit a shoulder shawl with each one, or whatever else I want to use the yarn for. I should have quite a bit more of the red yarn, and may eventually knit a sweater with it.

For my birthday I had a lovely lunch in Beaufort, right on the waterfront. We saw a touristy pirate ship go by!

 Today is our first really HOT day with a high of 93 degrees F. Ugh. I'm inside in the A/C for the duration!

Happy summer, all you friends out there!


Granny Marigold said...

Belated Birthday wishes 🎈🎈🎈

Wish I could send you cool weather. Increasingly I have trouble with hot weather ( although so far we haven't had more than one or two...but that's going to change.)
The shawl is lovely.

Pom Pom said...

Hi MK! Happy belated birthday! I love your spinning and your shawl! Well done! I know what you mean about the heat. I must stay cool if at all possible or I feel awful. That Adam-made supper looks delicious. Sending love to you, sweet friend! xo

Donna said...

New here...
Love the shawl...and the pirate ship!lol
Happy week!