Make lemonade for breakfast!
These beauties came from my Meyer lemon tree that lives outside in the summer and in the basement in winter. Zip moved the tree to it's summer place and removed the fruit so it can bloom and make more.
Meyer lemons are less tart than the lemons available at the grocery. Their skin is thinner and there is no white bitter pithy part under the skin so the whole lemon can be chopped and used in a recipe. I haven't decided yet how I am going to use these precious little darlings.
On Saturday I attended the meeting of the South Cumberland Fiber Guild which meets in the Shippensburg Library annex. My friend Dottie was giving a talk and demo on how to knit socks from the toe up. The toe up method makes it easier to get the correct foot length because you can try on the sock as your knitting progresses.
Some of the socks Dottie is working on.
About a year ago I took a picture of Dottie at another event and she didn't like the result so I was only allowed to take a shot of her foot this time! LOL! I did OK on the sock modeling, didn't I??? Have I redeemed myself?
Nancy brought some interesting yarns and colors for her socks. The bag at the right side was handwoven by Nancy.
Shirley brought a few show-and-tell projects. She's been knitting hats with her handspun yarn.
This is her crocheted spinning wheel mat.
This is the starting row of my sock.
To make the toe you knit in a circle and make a stitch at the beginning and end of each side. I took it home and worked on it until the toe portion was finished. I didn't like the look of the 'make one' places so I tore it all out and will be starting over as soon as I get two new sets of circular needles. I've decided to do both socks at the same time on two circular needles.
On Monday I went to the Cumberland Valley Hookers hook-in.
Ruth was showing the wools she dyed at a recent class at Grant Street Woolworks taught by Joan Straussbaugh (hope I spelled her name right!) The wools in her hands were done by the 'marrying' technique.
Here are some other random shots of rugs that people were working on.
I came home and spent the afternoon finishing the background on my rug.
I will leave you with a picture of some lovely flowers that were on the porch of a little greenhouse we visited yesterday. Thanks for stopping by!