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Monday, March 28, 2022

We Love Seeing Spring Flowers and Other Things on Our Walks!

A few days ago on one of our walks, we were lucky enough to see 2 bald eagles. They have the most unusual call, and that made us notice them flying up high. On this photo they are only  little black specks and so hard to see.!

We've also seen roaring creeks and even a reminder that there used to be huge trees on our hill before it was logged. Did you notice the axe marks? I can't imagine trying to cut down something that big, can you?

Spring has definitely arrived here. Now if only the sun would show up!

Have a wonderful week! I hope there will be some finished projects soon!



Sunday, March 20, 2022

Happy First Day of Spring! And a Cute Little Bonnet

 We are so happy to see the first signs of spring in our yard and elsewhere!

tiny daisies in the grass

pussy willows

prim roses 

and lots of daffodils

This past week I made this little bonnet for a friend's granddaughter since it's time to put away the winter hats around here.


Hurrah for Spring, and enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy Almost Spring!

Isn't this a pretty duck?  We saw it and its mate on a recent walk.  (It's a teal.)

And recently a few signs of spring. 

 No finishes yet though, but I am almost done with a very cute baby bonnet.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

An Interesting Walk and Another Hat

 Yesterday on our walk in a nearby neighborhood we saw 2 young deer and their mama, but that wasn't as surprising as what we saw at the entrance to the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. We were so surprised we didn't even get a photo. It was a GOAT on a leash! The rest of our walk was very interesting because we learned some the coal mining history of our area.


Mama deer had already headed up the hill between 2 houses, and these two were about to follow here.

This rock was at the entrance to the Red Town trail.

It took us a while to find this old rail car 

and near by was this huge cave

as well as these discards.


Thanks to all of our rain, it's not uncommon to see trees in the woods like these that are covered with moss and ferns.

Here's my most recent finish that was inspired by the situation in Ukraine. The Ripples Make Waves pattern is on Ravelry; it's free, but you are asked to donate the cost of it to one of the 3 charities listed.  You can't really tell from this photo, but the top of the hat looks like a sunflower. I plan to  make another one in blue. It's an interesting pattern.
Have a good week!

Monday, March 7, 2022

More Knitting, More Walks, and a Wild Animal

 Recently I got these socks out to wear on a walk and discover a hole it the toe, and I don't think it was a moth. Anyhow, I love this pattern and decided to fix it. Can you tell which toe?

I've been knitting hats for a local charity lately and have two more finishes.

This is a frequently used pattern by me, but this time I used a strand of mohair along with the worsted yarn. That's why you can see some bits of color along with the fuzz.

This is another pattern I've knit before, but this time I didn't use "pumpkin colors".

Last week on a nice day, we took a walk at one of our favorite spots, Coulon Beach, which is on the shores of Lake Washington, a lake that separates Seattle from the Eastside. At the bicycle entrance there is this cairn, and I always like to try to add a rock to it.

When we headed back to our car, we saw a huge flock of these birds. It took us a while to figure out that they are coots.

My sister and her husband are waiting out part of the MN winter in Arizona. They keep having these visitors on their patio, sometimes a whole lot of them! You can find a movie of the herd on my FB page if you wish. (They are peccaries also known as javelinas.)  I think I'd rather see birds!  How about you?
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Have a nice week!