This container of basil leaves fresh from the garden was turned into some fabulous pesto by my DH. Now if the tomatoes would start to ripen! The plants are covered with blossoms, especially the grape tomato plants, but it will probably be another couple weeks until we'll be able to pick. The Delectia squash are blooming and the plants are huge - they resemble zucchini plants more than the usual vines on acorn squash - but I don't see any squash forming yet. I hope they hurry up as despite our hot summer weather, frost can come early in the fall.
This is the latest of the lengthwise Homespun scarves that I've made. I love the colors which remind me of the desert & Navajo turquoise jewelry.
For an example of colors I wish I could forget, we have here the rusts, golds & avocado greens of the 70s. Some kind soul donated a whole bag of this variegated yarn to the K4 group. I'm trying to match it with solid color scarves to tone it down a bit - is it working??? The hats are done in Quaker stitch - knit 3 rows, purl 3 rows - on a circular needle and I adapted the decreases in the top to take advantage of the swirling colors of the yarn. Instead of the usual row of K2TOG around, followed by a plain row and another row of K2TOG before gathering the stitches left on the needles, I decreased 11 times around the hat (every 6th stitch on the first row), every other row until I was down to 11 stitches and then gathered them in for the top. The rust scarf is still on the needles and I have a skein of solid gold to make a third scarf plus enough of the variegated for two more hats.