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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Dishcloths for My Fellow Quilters and More Signs of Spring Nearby.

I was wrong! That wasn't my last dishcloth because I forgot to show this one


I also forgot to share this one.

I just finished this one today when I crocheted the border.  

The tan one was left over from the last giveaway, so you've already seen it. These will go to the quilt group. The 5 of us left before COVID finally got together again recently, and we are supposed to meet on Monday and will celebrate with another dishcloth drawing!

The other day the skies were blue, so we ran a errand and saw these daffodils. There sure were a lot of them, right?

Yesterday we took a walk in our nearby canyon and saw some skunk cabbage blooming

as well as some trilliums. This one was close enough to the trail to photograph,

and Squibbs Creek, next to the trail, was full of water and bubbling happily. So glad we walked yesterday because it's raining again right now. Hope it quits soon because it's not fun to walk in the rain!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Oops, One More Dishcloth, and Lots of Signs of Spring!

 Our daughter requested this one, and I thought the yarn looked like Easter colors. Do you agree? (The earlier ones were given out at our last book club meeting as a surprise.)

Our yard has lots of Spring flowers!

Lots of Camelias

False Aralia

Cherry blossoms everywhere!

Even this deer was out, probably looking for snacks.  Dick saw it on a recent walk.

Do you recognize this flower? It's on our Crown of Thorns houseplant which bloomed just before Easter.

Well, that's about it. Hope those of you that celebrate Easter had a nice one!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Done! The Last Two Dishcloths and a Very Happy Sign of Spring.

This one was called No Purl, and as promised, there weren't any purl stitches.

This one took a bit of concentration.

Here are all seven of them. Can you guess what I plan to do with them?

Here's a very welcome sign of spring in our backyard. This plant was tiny when we bought it, and now it's around thirty feet tall! It's also been moved a few times but not lately.
Have a great day!


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Two More Dishcloths and Some Sunshine!

Can you see the stitch pattern in this one?  I was amazed to see what the yarn did though.

This one is similar to Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth that I've made many times.  I wasn't using wooden needles though, and have definitely decided I much prefer them. 

We recently had several days in a row of sunshine this past week after a crazy mixture of hail/snow on Monday evening that even caused a few cars to get stuck on our hill. This view of our city was taken on one of my standard walks that takes me up one of the highest hills in our area. This is the one where if they decide the school buses can get up there in the snow, they don't cancel school for the day!

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Another Dishcloth and Signs of Spring?

This is the right side of the dishcloth. The stitch is called the bamboo stitch.

The back side is interesting, too.

This is one unhappy daffodil after snow/hail on Monday night.

These two are happy to be inside! The top one is one from last summer's garden that I saved.

A bouquet from the grocery store; I fell in love with the orange roses and the carnations!

Hope you have a snow-free day! It's chilly but clear here, thankfully, with no snow forecasted.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Dishcloth #3 and a Mess!

Dishcloth #3 was good practice for intarsia. Can you figure out why I chose these 3 colors? (Dishcloths 3 and 4 are a bit slower going because they have  more complicated stitching.) Now I am wondering what today's pattern will look like. I need to knit faster!

Before it snowed yesterday, I took a walk and had to come home before continuing it because my bag was full and heavy.  I collected this trash in less than a mile's walk from the roadside of a nearby street!  What are the people around here thinking? I sure hope your roadsides don't look like ours do! I wonder what today's walk will look like?

Monday, March 4, 2024

Spring? A Finish, and Then/Now

The weather has been crazy here! March madness?

Day # 1 of the One Week Dishcloth Challenge. (Day # 2 may take longer!)

Our oldest grand daughter, then and now.  She loves dancing and singing and is the only grandchild with blue eyes and blonde hair, just like her grandpa; his is gray now though!

Have a nice week! As for me, I am going to be busy knitting dishcloths.....


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.