Bragging Rights! And Book Review: "Kanzashi in Bloom" by Diane Gilleland

My very first Kanzashi!  Tiny ornaments for my "mini tree" (which you will see in December!) These are 1" in diameter!

Blueberries!

My sweetie in the garden fixin' breakfast! Blueberries! Very, very healthy food! Easy to freeze! Fun to pick! Yummy to eat!

I have said this before, but it bears repeating - if you have a u-pick farm near you, take advantage of the opportunity to spend a morning out in the fresh air picking your own produce and saving LOTS of money. And I mean LOTS!

More Christmas in July!

Sarah's Holiday Handmade Crusade challenge for July is to "save summer"!  But what I want to save for summer isn't ready to be saved yet!

Sarah is also sharing "long term projects" in her Christmas in July series, so  I decided to share a couple of my own "long term projects" as my entry for July! "Saving summer" will have to wait until August!

Christmas in July give-a-way WINNER!

Thank you all for entering the Christmas in July give-a-way!  And for sharing your thoughtful sentiments about your favorite parts of the Christmas Holidays.  I loved every single comment. 

Drawing results!!!

Congratulations Chris!  Your ornament will be in the mail as soon as you return from Sedona!

 

Help me learn to knit socks!

This post is NOT about Butterflies!  But I just had to share this visit from a Swallowtail Butterfly while I was in my garden taking photos for TeriC!

This post is actually about knitting socks!  Actually - about the fact that I don't have a clue about how to knit socks

Many, many years ago, I knitted lots of sweaters!  But I have never, ever given knitting socks a thought! In fact, I had pretty much put knitting completely behind me!


And then I read Sarah's Christmas in July - Crafty Crusader All-Star interview with OneRedBootKaren has knitted 15 pairs of socks since January and is working on number 16! And she has shared these lovely photos of some of her gorgeous socks.  She is indeed a Crafty Crusader All-Star!

Karen!  You have totally inspired me to learn to knit socks!

Don't you think it is about time I do something about my dismal sock wardrobe?

But, given the fact that I don't have a clue about where to begin, I need help!  Sock knitters out there, would you please comment with the name of your favorite book or other source of information offering EASY instructions for knitting sox - preferably big, bulky, cozy, crafting-while-watching-TV socks in an uninspired pattern like a straight knit stitch!  I'll add interest with variegated yarn!

Thank you!

PS:  Don't forget to enter the Christmas in July Give-a-way.  Deadline is July 24th (Friday) at mid-night!
 

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