Archive | May 2008

Thunderheads

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Well, fluffy big clouds, anyway. I never heard any thunder and the rain we got was just a regular fall-down-and-wet-everything-for-several-hours type of rain rather than the noisy frog strangler that usually comes with a Thunder storm. But the clouds were pretty and the rain was welcomed so it was all okay as it was. Today was a lovely warm rainless day, with temperature back up into the 70’s. I worked on rearranging the studio and the storeroom. Made lots of room and organized some stuff so that (hopefully!) I can find it when I need it without searching for days. I want to set up my knitting machine again & I think I have room for it now. Once Himself gets my shelves built I’ll start sorting yarn and once that’s done I’ll post an invitation to anyone who wants to drop by and craft. I think I’ll offer weaving, knitting, or crocheting lessons if anyone wants to learn the basics, too.
I think it’ll be fun. πŸ™‚

This is the kind of day it is.

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They get up every now and then and look to see if it’s still raining. It is, so they have a bit of a snack and go back to bed. I’ve been a little more active but not a lot! Got some loom business done this morning, bade the cousins goodbye as they left to go back to Oakland for a couple weeks, and since then have mostly been trying to teach myself to knit cables. Guess I’ll have to do something domestic in a bit… vacuum maybe. On the other hand, it’ll just get mucked up again so I may just join the cats!
Hope your day is relaxing! πŸ˜‰

A first!

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Isn’t she elegant?! This is Margaret and she’s wearing the first sweater that I ever steeked. I think that’s the correct word. I designed it as I went along, stitched and cut without fear. It being as small as it is I could be brave! I think it turned out very nice and could even lead to larger projects. But this is another one that I did not write a pattern for so will not get into the book. The first one is a rather lovely (if I do say so) entrelac pull over in lavender and yellow.

I love knitting for Margaret, tho. She never complains about the fit or that the wool itches or she doesn’t like the colors, and she looks good in everything. Her sweater and faux pleated skirt were also designed by me. πŸ™„ Sis is test knitting my patterns (woo, was that necessary!) and I hope to be ready to Publish soon.

Memorial Weekend Hike.

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No, not mine! Randy and his cousin Dan hiked up to Stoddard Lake, elevation +/-6000′. They got snowed on in the night. I was a little worried when it started raining here bout 10pm last night. It rained all night, too, but I guess they enjoyed their hike in any case, and arrived home this afternoon only partially wet. πŸ˜‰
This is Stoddard lake yesterday evening, the ice is breaking up in a rather interesting pattern, I thought. And the foreground reflection has not a ripple. He took another photo this morning with the clouds sitting down nearly to the water. A very cold looking view! :O
Lots of Horse trailers headed for the Alps yesterday but I think there’s going to be some disappointed riders as the trails are still pretty solidly closed by snow. There’s very likely quite a few wet campers, too! Well, we have been needing this rain, even if the timing is inconvenient. πŸ˜€

Another new baby…

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One of the two born (hatched?) in my rose bush. The cats are locked up for a couple days until these guys get the hang of flying. The cats sit at the window and show their Evil Sides. It’s a Stellar Jay. I walked around just now and saw one of the parents but not the young’ns. One of them was taking short flights off the back steps this morning. Good luck, Guys! πŸ™‚

A new baby

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Springtime brings us thoughts of flowers and babies but the babies we think of first are usually chicks or lambs… fluffy sorts of babies. Here’s one just as cute, tho! That’s my bro-in-law’s foot there to show how tiny this guy was. He was ‘truckin’ across the pasture and managed to avoid being stepped on by donkeys and alpacas but he got a helping hand to safer ground, anyway.

A new baby

babyturtle (99k image)

Springtime brings us thoughts of flowers and babies but the babies we think of first are usually chicks or lambs… fluffy sorts of babies. Here’s one just as cute, tho! That’s my bro-in-law’s foot there to show how tiny this guy was. He was ‘truckin’ across the pasture and managed to avoid being stepped on by donkeys and alpacas but he got a helping hand to safer ground, anyway.