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Saturday, February 25, 2023

FINISHED! (Finally)

I have been working on some WIPs lately and finally finished these mitts, one of which was completed in the last century. Sigh, and now I know why: after finishing that one, I decided it was enough. This pattern is probably the most difficult one I've ever done.  However, I have enough beads to do it again, but not for a while, that's for sure.  Besides, I have more WIPs to attend to. Are you surprised?

 The pattern is called Winding Stairway Mitts and includes vikkel braid and some beading. The beading is done one by one using a crochet hook which isn't difficult. However, the vikkel braid was hard, at least for me, and that's what makes the steps. The photo is of the left glove front and the right glove back, and it shows the vikkel braid plus mostly left cross cables. So, if you are bored, give this pattern a try and see what you think. 😉 You can rest assured that I will be doing some stockinette stitch tonight! (Just edited this to delete all those spaces and don't know where they came from!)

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Another Dishcloth Along with Some Crazy Weather

Here's another Purple Passion dishcloth. I really like this pattern, but could someone please tell me the trick to get dishcloths square!

This is what we woke up to yesterday morning!

Now today's high so far was 32 degrees, but last night it went down into the twenties, and these primroses were not happy. I suspect they will need to be replaced as they don't look like this anymore.

Thankfully, the indoor plants seem happy and are glad to be inside.  A friend of ours posted that temperatures at his house were in the eighties, but I'd be happy if ours would go back to the forties!  Stay warm!


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

More Photos from the Cross Kirkland Trail

This morning we woke up to snow which was a surprise.  My newly planted primroses are not happy!

 Yesterday though we went back to the Cross Kirkland Corridor to take some before and after photos of the metal sculptures.

Here's a much different view of the bird on my earlier post.  What you see, is where you are!

Can you tell what this is?

A beaver, right!

We got distracted by a busy little squirrel and didn't get a before photo of the fish.  The squirrel was  collecting leaves to build its nest and then leaping up onto the stump and climbing up to the hole at the very top.

Now back to knitting!

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Happy Saturday! And a Couple Finishes ~

We've had some nice weather lately and actually walked sans umbrellas! There's a fun trail not too far away where you can see a lake, some metal sculptures, and ends up at a fun playground. We also saw an eagle thanks to the lady in the red jacket but were too slow to get its picture. Then we saw a man who told us that it was part of a flock of 7 that he'd seen earlier.

Along with taking walks, I've also been knitting. I know you're not surprised by that. Here's another dish cloth from what has become one of my favorite patterns. Now, if only I could get it more square!

And I finished a WIP using Bamboo Pop yarn which I don't think is available anymore. However, I just discovered a lot of it in my stash. Are you surprised?

And my Minion hat fits with room to grow.  I've been promised a front view where you can see its eyes.  This little guy is our daughter's nephew and a real cutie.

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, February 5, 2023

Fair Isle Hat Number 2! The First February Finish!

I just finished this hat yesterday and am happy with the results. If you are wanting to try Fair Isle knitting, I'd recommend this pattern!  (It's even a free one.) You may recall that I did it once before recently, but this time I used the correct weight yarn as well as cast on the correct number of stitches, and both things make a difference! I will probably make this pattern again but have a few other WIPs that need my attention. 😉 (I'll bet that's not too surprising, is it?)

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Last Hat of January!

 Done!  I finished this hat yesterday evening using one of my favorite patterns and will probably donate it to charity.  I need more practice making pom poms though! (That yarn color is called "Beethoven Fancy" which I thought was kind of different.) This makes 11 finishes for January; now to get going on some of those WIPs!