August 08, 2006


I love yellow, and I'm thinking there isn't enough of it in my life. I need to go out and buy the Lemon Meringue Pie sampler that I've seen while making my blog-reading rounds. I couldn't believe that yellow plums existed, although I think they might be called something else. But that's what they taste like. They have bright yellow flesh.

This is a sweater I'm working on (so far just the back is done). Are you surprised that I don't get any further with my knitting projects than I do with my needlework? The pattern is from Classic Knits for Real Women, and the yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. The buttons are from Le Bon Marché in Paris, one of the large department stores there, and there are two styles because I couldn't decide. You can't beat Paris for buttons--they're everywhere. Le Bon Marché has a wonderful sewing department--what we used to call a "notions department" when our department stores had them--with plenty of sewing notions and in particular, yarn, patterns, counted cross stitch kits, buttons, trims and flourishes. It's a shame that the notion of "notions" faded away from U.S. department stores, but I think it's another indication of the decline in this country of handwork of all kinds. Blame television. Or work-obsession.

These are some yellow tomatoes that we're growing in our garden. They're pretty in a salad, but don't taste like much. Even the bugs leave them alone.

The big yellow cat is Buckaroo, all 35 pounds of him.


Michelle said...

I love your post on yellow. I just recently started stitching the Lemon Meringue Sampler and I am loving it! Your buttons are gorgeous - they look like glass.

catandturtle said...

Buckarro isn't really 35 pounds is he? That would be a kitty guiness record or something. The yellow sweater looks really pretty and I like the buttons you got to go with it.

I know what you mean about all hand crafted things going the way of the dinosaur. My mom and I were recently commenting on how craft shows aren't what they used to be. Everyone used to have hand made items to sell and there would be tables everywhere with mobs of people. Now, very few of them are like that and they have a million tables of photographs and another million of pottery or jewelry. Ah, those were the days. :D Ann.

The Queen's Stitch said...

THIRTY-FIVE POUNDS? Are you serious? That's how much my two year old weights and he's pretty hefty!

lena-lou said...

What a huge gorgeous cat my Great Aunt had a massive cat called Moosh...he was more like a dog for his size :-))