Afternoon Tea

Table set for company - of the human variety!

Yesterday was Canada Day – the first day of July and the first day I was able to knit outside!  And I still needed a shawl and wool socks with my shorts and T-shirt!  What is with this summer?

The upside was that I had a couple of friends come over.  We shared tea and goodies, fresh local strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate chunks and a yummy, healthy chocolate cake!  We also knit and chatted and spent a wonderful two and a half hours being outside.

There is something about sharing food and knitting time with friends.  It is the best kind of “soul” food.  Being surronded by the noises of summer, birds and lawn mowers, children shouting and dogs barking; the sun peaking through the clouds and shining on blue skies, summer breezes wisping around;  it all has a great calming effect as well.

Hummingbird Paradise - and deer delicacy - you can see how far they reach!!

The honeysuckle is in full bloom and some of the peonies are still blooming.  The honeysuckle was attracting a hummingbird that refused to pose for any pictures!  And three local deer were late door crashers.

I finished knitting the cowl and put it together last night.  This morning I finished the ends with a round of single crochet.  It is blocking on the floor.  Pictures tomorrow.

MAE KAL #2 Citron Shawl

Mad About Ewe has started it’s next KAL – the Citron Shawl.  I am knitting mine with Tosh Merino Light and Drops Kid-Silk.  I think that I will make it bigger.  And I will knit it faster as well!

Tomorrow Amanda and I will be taking some pictures of finished projects – then I will be finishing off some patterns.

One of the Gate Crashers!


As well the first Leaf and Point class is this next week and I have to finish off the pattern for the knitting section!  So life is completely normal – busy and creative.

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Afternoon Tea

  1. Linda says:

    Love your afternoon tea post – would love to have been there as it is I’m chasing a 2 year old boy so not much knitting going on. I have started another Helix scarf out of stretchy yarn. Can’t wait to see the Citron Shawl and the tea cozy is lovely. I will have to get a pattern for one when I return. Hope your weather improves.


    • HI Linda!
      Chasing a 2 year old – just think how young he is keeping you! Sounds like you are having a fun trip, even if there has not been much time for knitting!
      I have kept a magazine back for you, now that they are finally here. You will like the Citron Shawl, it is knitting up quite quickly as well. It is very pretty done in one colour, but I like stripes.
      The weather – who knows – it is the Wet Coast after all – it should be called the dry coast right now. Cool, but everything in the yard is dry!
      See you when you are back!

      Happy Visiting

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