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!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday Felines


 Here's how Ginger spends at least a portion of every day, even when the sun is shining. (It's gray and chilly here today though.)  Happy Friday, and you stay warm, too!

Friday, March 6, 2020

It's Been Awhile but I Have Actually Finished Something!

Hello!  I don't know what happened to the rest of February, even though it had a whole extra day.  We spent ten days in Florida, so perhaps that's the reason.  We had a nice time there, but we were so busy visiting family and friends that we didn't even do any sightseeing!  I did however bring home a souvenir: fire ant bites all over my feet, especially the left one. Thankfully they've finally quit itching after almost 2 weeks! 


It's now March, and I finally finished a project, a pair of socks.  Somehow I didn't finish even one project last month; maybe I'll make up for that this month? The pattern was a gift from brierqueen entitled "Embossed Leaves Redux"; I could only find this version on Ravelry. It's a fun pattern but requires a bit of concentration.


We just got back from a walk in our neighborhood and saw lots of very welcome signs of Spring, including cherry blossoms and daffodils. In our yard we even have pussy willows.


What is now very tall, so tall that it's impossible to cut a branch or two even with a tall ladder, was once less than two feet tall before we moved it to where it is now.


The other night Ginger got very excited by a visit from this critter and 3 of its siblings.  We were glad a glass door kept them apart as both the cat and the raccoons were right against the glass making unfriendly noises at each other.

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Well that's all the news for now except I just learned that our church services will be streamed online this Sunday because of Covid-19. Choir last night was also cancelled for the first time by something other than snow in the 20+ years we've been members!  Our city is taking this virus seriously. Stay well everyone!