Thursday, May 21, 2009
Here some of the Hummingbirds that visit our deck. I LOVE hummingbirds, they move so quick though its hard to bird watch them, LOL!!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I finished one of the socks for my mom's birthday, took about a week. So I am confident that I will have them done in time, the end of the month. I also picked up a tank top that I started eons ago, then ripped out because I realized in my uneducated beginnings I was doing it wrong and the gauge was bad too so I don't think it would have fit, and started it back up a couple of months ago. Now the back is almost complete, will probably finish that today and maybe cast on the front.
I finished planting all of my pansies yesterday before they died a horrible sun drenched dehydrated death in the small plastic flat containers from the nursery. You'd think if it rained for two days they wouldn't need to be watered! Apparently one morning of sun dried them up.
Last weekend we went to a small sheep farm to see the babies. Its a lovely piece of property with rolling hills and lots of trees around all the fields. The weather was perfect for being outside.
And here's one of the babies that the owner said were extra tame and could be mingled with.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Building a hibachi ... 2 silly adults and rum and coke
Everything is green and blooming
Knitters' Guild Meeting
New MP3 Player & Audible.com
Law & Order and Castle
What I'm Currently Knitting
Prince of the Wood Elves Socks in Tinsel Toes
Coriolis Socks - New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Hobbiton Socks - The Unique Sheep
Reavers Socks - Christina Marie Potter
The Eclectic Sole by Janel Laidman
Saturday, May 2, 2009
While I was enjoying doing not much of anything today but sitting and eliminating some used up space on my DVR I decided to clean up some laundry. One of our cats likes to lay up in the closet on the shelf. Its her sanctuary from the other cats when they pester her, she's a people-cat, not a cat-cat. She had knocked some clothing down on the floor in the closet. When I went to pick it up, I noticed it was damp. Our bedroom is in the finished basement ... obviously not finished enough. There was no leak, I think its just water seeping up through the foundation. I was complaining that the basement room smelled damp and stinky, but thought it was just because ... well it is a basement. Now I know why it smelled. I got everything out of the bottom of the closet before any damage was done and sprayed a diluted bleach/water mixture on the carpet and baseboards and put a fan down there to air it out. I am hoping this doesn't become a real problem. I did notice old water damage on the baseboards in that corner, but didn't think much of it. Ahhh the joys of owning a home, LOL!
Here are some actual joys of owning a home:
Everything is turning green here and we can sit on the deck and watch the birds come to the feeders. We have a lot of plants popping up in the yard that we are waiting to find out what they are, can't tell just yet.
I picked up a real MP3 player yesterday. I had a freebie one that was an employee gift and told myself if I used it enough I could justify the purchase of a nice one. Well I used it all the time and I went to audible.com and downloaded an audio book and it wouldn't play it because it couldn't read the protected format, so that really made me want to go buy one! I sat on the deck this afternoon soaking up some sun listening to an audio book and it was great. I don't enjoy knitting outside too much if I need to refer to a pattern, inevitably, even if its not windy there's a breeze that blows the papers around, so I took my MP3 player out there instead.
This is a really nice pattern with cables and lace. It is a for sale patter, but definitely worh the few bucks to purchase it.
Pattern: Reavers Socks (Raverly link)
Yarn: Arucania Ranco
Needles: Knit Picks Size 2 (2.75mm)
Cast On: 4/2/09
Cast Off: 4/30/09