Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How'd It Get to Be August Already?

Somehow the days fly by quickly even though we're not doing much except lots of walking and gardening thanks to Covid-19. On our walks we've seen and remembered to bring our camera along to  photograph a couple examples of sidewalk/road art. It seems the color disappears after a few days though.



And during the last part of July, I finished a couple more knitting projects and am now waiting for some yard to arrive so I can finish another pair of booties. (I lost at yarn chicken!) This was the first time I ever knit a lovey.


It's not the first time I've made a this shawl pattern, however.


Then I finally finished this pair of socks for a friend who crochets. This is the sock that I ended up ripping out the second one when I was down to the heel.  But it's finally done now and being modeled by the recipient.  Best of all, it fit!! 



Apparently the garden has appreciated the extra attention because it's blessed us with some beautiful flower this summer.


Two different kinds of Hydrangeas



A  Stargazer Lily which now has 8 of the 9 buds open!


And this one is the strangest of all. All these roses are from the same bush!


For the first time I can remember, all but one of my violets are blooming at once.


This one is the prettiest with its ruffled petals.

Well, enough of this "flower show,"  I need to go water the outdoor pots.  See you next time. Hope you all are well and having a good week!






Saturday, July 11, 2020

What's Up?

Nope, I've not vanished, but our garden has been calling along with lots of walking as well as some other projects to keep me busy.  I've been very bad about reading posts as you may have noticed, too. It's so hard to stay inside when the weather's nice.


Recently I finished this prayer shawl for the mom/wife of two choir members.  She is fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer, and a number of us choir folk have been providing food for the family as they are consumed every day with lots of doctor appointments.  It's very sad.


On a happier note, another choir member and his wife welcomed their first child, so I made her some booties. I have several other projects in progress....actually a whole lot!


This beautiful guy paid a surprise visit to our backyard recently! He looked around a bit and chomped a little on the dogwood before strolling on his way somewhere else.



This tiny baby bunny visited us, too. Now if we could only teach it to just eat the grass and skip everything else!


The  roses are about done now, but


there still are other flowers to enjoy fortunately.



Oh, I just remembered a couple other finishes.



I surprised a choir friend who's a nurse with this little person


and made a couple of hats, one for a baby boy that's yet to arrive and his big sister.
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Well, that's all for now; it's time for a walk.  I hope you are all weathering this strange time in good health!  Take care.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Finally Another Finish!

It took a while, but I finally finished these two finger puppets after ripping out half a sock! At least these turned out OK.  They will soon be headed  to the Midwest and a special birthday boy.

Lately besides lots of walking up and down our local hills, we've been enjoying lots of pretty spring flowers in our yard.





This little gem was in a Mother's Day bouquet. I'd never seen anything like it.  Have you?


Enjoy the rest of the week!  Now I need to get busy on some of my many WIPs, including that naughty sock!  Take care and stay well.



Monday, May 4, 2020

Happy Monday!

I must be the slowest post writer.  It's a crazy time isn't it? Right now DH is on a conference call with his men's group which usually meets on Mondays in person.  We are finding it difficult to even remember which day it is without our normal schedules!  And I bet we're not the only ones. There has been plenty of knitting going on here, but I'm being naughty and starting new stuff instead of finishing all my many WIPs.  I have been trying to only use stash yarn though......


I did finish this pair of socks and was happy that they matched up. They are supposed to be the Plain Vanilla pattern, but I failed to do the second knit row.  I need to read more carefully, don't I?


Here's my most recent finish.  It's the Tiny Minion pattern, and believe me, it's very tiny! I didn't have any googley eyes but improvised with a button, and that's why there's only one eye. There wasn't room for two!  Luckily there really is a one-eyed Minion!

I know what you're thinking, how come there's only two completed projects with all this extra "lock down" time.  Well, it's spring and our garden's been yelling for attention.  


Trillium


Azalea


Primrose


We've also been taking nice long walks almost every day in our neighborhood which has lots and lots of hills. It's also been nice to see other people's flowers, too.  Well, that's it for now except for one thing:

Kathy Boyer was correct. The snowy photos in my last post were from my sister in Minneapolis. Way to go, Kathy!  Stay well everyone!


Monday, April 13, 2020

Can You Guess Where My Sister Lives?

My sister sent us these photos of Easter at her place!


Don't these birds look chilly?  But at least they're well fed!


In answer to the question from yesterday's post, yes, I did make those bunnies from this pattern, and they are now living near Chicago, IL, and in Magnolia, WA, with the grand kids. The sugar egg is well-aged and was made by my oldest daughter in her Girl Scout troop! Have a great day, and thanks for visiting my blog!


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Hoppy Easter!!


Have a great day!


Sunday, March 29, 2020

A Couple More Finishes and Then Some ~~~



A couple weeks ago, the flowering plums were in their full glory; now we are having "pink snow" as the petals fall off.




How did this little crocus poke through that maple leaf?


Can you see the snowy mountain in the distance? It's Mount Baker and is north of us, almost to the Canadian border. It gets lots of snow every year and still has lots of snow even in summer.


It was 80 degrees this summer day , but there was still snow in the parking lot of the visitor center, and some trails were still closed.  The mountain in the background is Mount Shuksan. In case you're wondering, it was July 2018!


Primroses are some of the first flowers to bloom each spring and as well as the daffodils.


I also planted some spring flowers in our little planter box.  Can you guess whose school colors they represent?



Oh yeah, I did mean to post my finishes, didn't I? 


This is my second Fisherman's Wife cowl; the light blue color doesn't show well, but that's why I chose the blue buttons. It's a pretty quick knit!


This is my most recent finish; it was supposed to have fringe, but the yarn wants to unravel, so I omitted it. Who knows thought when I'll ever get to give it to the recipient since we are under orders to stay at home!  Hope all of you are weathering this crisis OK!!  We are staying home except for walks in our hilly neighborhood and occasional trips to the nearby grocery store. It's hard to know what day it is when your weekly schedule is interrupted, isn't it?  Stay well everyone!  Hugs from WA!