Promises and Potpourri

I can’t remember exactly when our blueberries ripened last year, but there are promising signs out there.

blueberry promise

All five bushes are heavily laden again this year. I hope they’re ripe soon; I love blueberries!

My Ruffle Tank is showing signs of promise, too. The knitting is easy, and it’s a great take-along knit. I’m almost to the armhole shaping on the back, and still on the first of three skeins of yarn. I don’t think I’m going to run short.

back

It’s interesting knitting with this linen/merino mix. It’s string-like, but not really hard on the hands. I know that when it gets washed and dried, it’s going to get a lot softer, and it will help even up the stitches, too.

And one more sign of promise:

robin nest

This robin is nesting in Carole’s lilac. Since our wreath nest was abandoned, Carole says we can share this one instead.

In other local news, Lorajean of Knitted Wit is having a contest. She’s participating in Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, a fundraiser for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. For every $5 you donate to Take Steps on her behalf, she’ll enter your name in a drawing for some wonderful prizes, including a Lantern Moon circular needle case, and hand-dyed yarn and fiber.

Deb Accuardi of Mt. Hood Fibers is starting a local sock club, which includes a lunch at Gino’s Restaurant in Sellwood (Portland) with every yarn/pattern release (every other month from October 2009 through August 2010).

And lastly, Saturday is World Wide Knit in Public Day. Last year I was on a camping trip, knitting in a field. I have several choices for this year: Hollywood Farmers’ Market at 8 a.m., Pioneer Courthouse Square at 10 a.m., or Hillsboro from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your needles ready!

Looking for a WWKIP Day event near you? Check here!

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14 responses to “Promises and Potpourri

  1. Oooh, I love blueberries! I lived in a house once with a blueberry bush and we’d get hundreds of blueberries in the summer. They are supposed to be very difficult to keep alive, I’ve heard… not sure if that’s true or not as there was a gardener who took care of them at that place.

    Great progress on the ruffle tank! :)

  2. I’m so intrigued by that linen/merino. I’ll have to try it sometime. And I’m excited about WWKIP Day too. Last year I was in Japan and didn’t know how to find the other knitters. This year I think it’ll be downtown Boston for me!

  3. oh i long for garden fresh blueberries. One day. Sigh.

  4. Oh, I’d love to have fresh blueberries in our garden! So far we have strawberries, but we still have to build a structure to keep the birds off them!

  5. We have blueberries this year for the first time and we are very excited about them – can’t wait for them to ripen!

    Ruffle Tank is looking good – what a great color.

  6. The tank looks great. Perfect for summer. This year, once again, I am out of town for WWKIP Day. I will be KIPping on the beach. Can’t complain :) Have a great time!

  7. morewithles

    My blog will have a bird’s nest photo tomorrow — eerie! :) Your tank is pretty!!! Love the color.

  8. My blueberries usually get eaten by the birds and they’re not as far along as yours. The tank is looking good. I’ll be kipping on the boardwalk tomorrow.

  9. I wish I could come knit with you. I’ll be in Oregon (Albany) , but since I only have a day to visit my family they probably wouldn’t like me ditching them to knit.

  10. yeah! Thanks for the shout out! I love the tank too

  11. DD has been a blueberry monster lately. Is it very difficult to grow blueberries?

  12. Ooh – the blueberries are going to be good! Yum! I’m stalking my strawberry plants – can’t wait for them to ripen, either.

  13. Your post brings a smile to my face. I love blueberries and Robins! I am very much interested in seeing tops knitted in their various stages as I am knitting my first top.

  14. Those blueberries are going to be delish!!