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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Some Booties and Lots of Signs of Spring and Then.....


I think I've made at least 30 pairs of booties over the years, but this is the first pair for one of our daughter's friend who is now a grandma! I think you can guess the sex?


We are happy to see some crocus in our yard.


Saw these daffodils on a recent walk, and I wish we had this many blooming here!


A nice view on that same recent walk


And we are even seeing robins now.


Heather is blooming everywhere!


Not too long after seeing these pussy willows, we had some snow despite these signs of spring!  It's been rainy and snowy ever since with more predicted for the next few days.  What happened to spring?

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

A Finished Project and a Nice Trip!


I just finished these mitts which were super easy except for the crocheted hearts. As you can tell I'm not an expert at crocheting! Strangely, the pattern doesn't include the directions for the hearts. 


We recently got back from several days at Cannon Beach in Oregon where it was super windy.


The walkway to the beach was closed because it contained lots of logs that washed in from the ocean!



Surprisingly, we only saw 2 rabbits thanks to the Rabbit Rescue Project, but we also got to see some elk!

On the way home we discovered a new park in Kent that had great views of Mount Rainier from the parking lot as well as a nice walking trail and playground.



Hope you have had a nice week, too.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Another Hat and a Pretty View


If you want to practice cables, this is the hat for you!


 This is the view I saw on my walk yesterday. I thought it was interesting that the sky and the mountains were blue. If you look carefully, you can see Seattle in the distance. Not long after I got back home, the sky became totally cloudy, and I was glad I went when I did!

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Hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day!



 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day!


 Have a fun day! These socks are finally finished. Hurrah! How are you going to celebrate?

Friday, February 2, 2024

A Baby Hat and an Interesting Art Project!


Besides the socks our daughter requested, she also asked for a baby hat for a friend's grand child. Since that baby is due in April, I decided to make a toddler size hat since the weather in Chicago will be too warm for a hat to get much use. The pattern I often use for baby hats is actually for a pumpkin hat, but I've found it makes plain hats nicely as well.

 

Earlier this week while running an errand, we discovered this bridge which is actually an art project!

It's an easy walk across it and has a great view of downtown Seattle.



There's also some interesting artwork nearby!


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Hope you had a nice Ground Hog's Day and will have a nice weekend, too

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Mother Nature Is Amazing, Isn't She?


We occasionally pass this tree on one of our walks and find it's huge root system amazing! I guess this is what having "deep roots" means.

                                                     

And then there's this amaryllis that just won't quit, but I do think this is it's last bud and this time with "only" four flowers.

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Today I've been working on a sweater and the button holes are driving me nuts! Any suggestions?

Thursday, January 25, 2024

The World's Biggest Socks?


 These crazy socks are finally finished! They are size 13, and I am sure glad I only had to knit one pair!! It's from a pattern I got long ago when I took a class on sock knitting. That particular yarn shop is long gone sadly.  There's not much else new to report except that the crazy amaryllis has four flowers, two of which are not open!


Here in the PNW, we are used to grey days and thankful for ones like today when it's not raining...yet. I got to take a walk without getting wet, hurrah!

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Hope you all have a great day. I am homing in on the end of a sweater that I started a very long time ago. Surprisingly, it's the same exact color as the socks, a heathered gray, but a different brand! Is that weird or not?