28 May 2014

hap(py) ~ posted by Melissa


 Hello again!  Many thanks to everyone that chimed in to last week's post (link here) and helped solve a mystery.  Although quite a few of you thought my plant is a white hydrangea (and have now made me covet a few of these as well!), I believe that those of you who decided it is a snowball viburnum hit the nail on the head.  Everything I've looked at online mirror images the flowers and leaves and size of the plant we have.  Thanks again ~ I'm excited to track down another of these since they seem to thrive in our bog of a back yard when not much else is happy there.
 
 
This week I pulled out a work-in-progress (and if you know me at all, you're not surprised that I chose something that matched the color scheme of the book I'm reading ~ I'm a dork!).  I'm working on my jaywalker socks (link here) and I should be done with them by next week's yarn along.  They're pretty easy and I put them away with one completed and the other already started so I'm more than half finished.  They're fun and easy and a sanity saver (thanks, Will ~ hehe!).

 
And look!  I finished the hap I cast on last week already! 
 
 
It was such an addicting knit ~ so hard to put down and so quick to knit up.
 
 
That Kate Davies is wonderful ~ the pattern is very well written and so classic and simple.  I think I'm going to cast on another soon in a lighter weight yarn.  Perfect for a travel, no-brainer project.
 
Hope you all had a good holiday weekend (if you're stateside) ~ I tried to balance the must-do's with a few wanna-do's and it turned out to be a fairly pleasant few days.  The best part though was when my husband (who I've had on chore-lockdown for the last 10 months...and counting) told me to park it on the couch and knit so he could make me dinner.  It was delicious!!!  I felt guilty the entire time but I sure enjoyed it ~ and even better, there were leftovers the next night.  What a guy :)
 
 
here's a link to the recipe : Papas Con Chorizo
 
see you all next week :)
Melissa
 



21 comments:

  1. HAH! that was my guess, am I good or what??? Glad the mystery is over. Lovely hap and it's a gorgeous color! You do knit the most delightful things :)

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    1. right back at ya, Karen ~ have I told you how lovely your new shawl is? (I'm pretty sure I have...everywhere!)

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  2. I love the shawl and that food look so yummy! I'm glad you got an id on the plant. I would have guessed a white hydrangea. Okay I wasn't going to make a yarn along post, but I need to. Screw work :)

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    1. I saw your post ~ your Spire is almost finished!!!! so is mine ~ if I ever get back to it, it shouldn't take me too long to finish

      always pulling up the rear...that's me :)

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  3. Beautiful shawl and a really gorgeous colour.

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    1. thanks, mamasmercantile :) ~ I had nothing to do with either of those two things but I agree with you!

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  4. Flowers, good reading (with matching project color!), a great dinner with leftovers, and a lovely shawl in time for celebrating, sounds pretty perfect to me~

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  5. All good stuff! Makes me hap(py) too! LOL, I love the book and matching knitwear. Just think, when the socks are finished, you can wear them while you finish the book!

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    1. tell Lil Miss I got her newest art installment for my refrigerator and I do love the whale she drew for me but I really, REALLY love all the sticker flowers she made me ~ so sparkly and pretty!!

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    2. Oh, the stickers were her favorites too!

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    3. She made me a whole stack of sticker flowers and she was so proud of them!

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    4. I will remember to make the next package have more stickers in them :)

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  6. Beautiful knitting, all of it!! I knew that had to be a viburnum! Can't believe how fast you knit that hap, it makes me wonder why I am SO slow lately!

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    1. thanks, Sarah ~ it only seems fast because I used big yarn so there were a ton less pattern repeats than the pattern calls for ~ and you were right...it's VIBURNUM :)

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  7. Good sleuthing, Melissa. After checking the leaves closer, I knew it was no hydrangea.

    Jason you are awesome. She needed to be spoiled and you rose to the occasion. High five!

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    1. I'll tell Jas you said so and give him a fist pump for you, Penny (Penny.Penny. ~ you know I just can't help myself ~ heh)

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    2. I can't expect anything less, Sheldon! I sure love your shawl. I need to go look at your notes. I also want to buy a mannequin. Recommendations?

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    3. Haven't seen them anywhere other than Pier 1 around here ~ there's tons available online but they're pretty spendy

      I'm hoping to have an antique dress form someday but will need to see it in person before buying since it has to pass the smell test :)

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  8. Oh that shawl is so pretty.

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