Thursday, July 17, 2014
There have been a number of baby birds in our yard the last few weeks. I just love their expressions. A few sparse little feathers on their heads and stoic old man looks. Momma birds were never too far way and weren't thrilled about the annoying paparazzi.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
First of all… I started the Izmir sweater that I purchased yarn for well over a year ago. So far that has me stumped. I'm having trouble with reading the chart and putting all the information together so that I can steek it. I've sent out several Sos's, but so far I haven't gotten a response that answers my three questions, which are: Am I reading the chart correctly for my size, will there be a interruption in the pattern on the adjoining side seams, and do I read the chart entirely from right to left since I am working in the round? Crickets. I can't seem to find any article online or any Raveler that can answer my questions. Why are Rowan charts and instructions so tricky? Get with the program, Rowan, it doesn't have to be so complicated… So…in the mean time, while I ponder the Rowan sweater, I started the Starry Starry Night sock pattern. One word, cute! I ordered ombre yarn from Knit Circus in their wool/silk blend. It's dreamy. I may have to make another pair of these. This pair is going to Gina, who was the recipient of a pair of socks I made two years ago. Sadly, and happily she has worn them out. Too much love isn't a bad thing. And lastly, a few pictures of blooms in the garden…
This was on the market for a bit, Dennis thought there might be restoration potential (despite the two, large gaping holes on one side, AND slated to be burned down by the fire department). Anyway, the fear of this being the new restoration project had me worried so I convinced D to get a closer look.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Summer session started yesterday, I'm overjoyed about that. A & P II finishes up my stint at Metro and I continue on to Clarkson in August, maybe, I'm a little disillusioned with them and not happy about the unexpected curve balls they have pitched my way.