You know, aside from failing to make even the smallest dent in either the fabric or yarn stash, the Great Ornament Experiment is truly the most fun challenge I've set for myself. I wouldn't want to do it two years in a row, but it's certainly fun for this year.
Yesterday was unbearably hot, so aside from treating ourselves to lunch out and watching all the illegal fireworks from our bedroom window, we pretty much skipped 4th of July festivities. It's certainly my least-favorite holiday--possibly because now it involves wretched neighbors who shoot off fireworks every night for at least a week leading up to it AND a week or more afterwards--or because the blistering heat of July is usually joined on July 5 by smoke because setting off fireworks in a desert state works out just about how one would expect. Boise alone had 12 fires last night. So, after an hour of early morning gardening,
Robin had suggested using a blanket stitch on the cookies,
I can't decide if I like the more symmetrical frosting or the freehand frosting better, but I've used up all the cookie shapes I cut out and decided to move on to something else for a while.
A couple years ago I found this at our library's annual booksale,
I thought I'd start with something simple, so
While I've been working on the heart ornament,
And, lest you think this knitting blog has given up knitting entirely,
purple swoopies incident, one does tend to approach these things with caution............sometimes.