I bought some lacy, meshy type yarn that, when knitted, forms ruffles. This yarn looks like a tube, but when spread open, becomes a light, airy, open fabric. Knitting sweaters in the summer doesn't appeal to me. The thought of heavy yarn in my lap makes me hot. But this very lightweight yarn works up into pretty, ruffled scarves, perfect for hot weather knitting. There are several brands. This one is Estelle's Frill Seeker. I had to go to YouTube to see how to knit with it. Yay for YouTube!
There is a quaint little town near me, Lexington, that is right on Lake Huron. There are a lot of shops along the main street that cater to tourists. Gift shops, dress shops, ice cream parlors, etc., with old, creaky wooden floors. It's a great place to spend the day and browse. I saw these cute wine glasses and just couldn't resist. I bought one for myself and one for my daughter.
It's a Mason jar on a stem! Called "Redneck Wine Glass". I've Googled them, and they are available online through several online stores, one being Amazon. Love it!
I have the rain poncho lined and ready to top-stitch. I'm not in love with laminated cotton. It's heavy and I can tell, will be hot. I will finish it though, put snaps on it and talk about it at Creative Clothing Club. And I'll get into detail about it here in a few days.
Back to my Frills.
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