Sunday, October 26, 2008
This is pretty much the end of this tree, there is not much left standing, so DH will be cutting it down next week and cutting up the branches for fire wood.
Fortunately nothing was hit by the branches - not even our grill was damaged.
I do believe this is the end of our foliage though!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
These are two of their alpacas, Salt and Pepper. The first thing I wanted to know was what they do with their fleece! They haven't done anything with it yet, but plan to have it processed and spun as soon as they can find a place to do it. They are such gentle animals.
This is my grandson talking to and petting them.
My DH wants to know if I want to get some - he thinks he's being funny, but I do think it would cut down on the grass mowing. Maybe when I retire?
And here is poor Casper dressed as King Casper for the pet parade - he wasn't very happy, but did win a dog biscuit.
And the costume parade - the mermaid with the purple hair is Tori.
I finished my figet made from the Araucania handpainted Wool/Alpaca/Silk blend yarn. I'm not crazy about the buttons and will probably change them if I can find some I like better. I used this Fidget pattern, but it is basically a 5 1/2" x 23" rectangle with buttonholes at one end and buttons an the bottom side of the other. It can be made with any pattern and any yarn, in knit or crochet - the possibilities are endless! And I think they make great little gifts. This one might stay with me!
I'll be back later with pictures from the Harvest Hoedown at the local community center going on this afternoon. It is a beautiful day for it!
Monday, October 13, 2008
While watching the Amazing Race last night (my couple, Terrence and Sarah, finished third so I'm still in the Ravelry contest!) I knit up some baby pumpkins. These were a 'blast from the past' on the Holiday Mystery Gift-Along Group. They are filled with rice and very squishy. You can squeeze them, and change their shapes, and my grandchildren, even the teenagers, will love them! There is also a "shooting star" pattern up (one that will only last a week) for some awesome knit and crochet masks that I will have to make.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you probably have heard my sad story about how the grammar school I had taught at for 22 years was closed down due to mold found in the walls, and how we moved lock, stock, and kids, into a neighboring grammar school where we have been packed in for the past 5 years. Our new school is finally becoming a reality. My grandson took these aerial shots from my SIL's plane this weekend. So far it is on schedule to open in September! It's an absolutely gorgeous spot!
Hope you are all enjoying a long weekend too!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
It's Araucania hand dyed wool/alpaca/silk blend and is sooo soft.
Of course I couldn't resist buying some for myself which I think will also become a Fidget.
And YES, the Red Sox made it to the ALCS and will be playing the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend for the American League Championship -
Go - Sox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, October 05, 2008
The leaves are just about at peak color this weekend. They go by so fast! It's really my favorite time of year.
I went to Bar Harbor yesterday with my DD, GDDs and friends to have lunch with my cousin who has a really neat clock store there called Get Clocked. There were two cruise ships in and the town was buzzing. In another month it will be a ghost town!
And, the mystery is solved! This is what the mystery knit on the Holiday Mystery Gift-Along turned into.
Of course the last clue was - make another one!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
This is my attempt at knitting socks with a 12" circular needle. This one is an Addi Turbo (thanks again Sharon!). I'm really loving them - no pointy sticks all over the place and no long cords (magic loop) getting twisted up. I'm using Patons Stretch Socks in Bonbon Caramel. I think I'll call them my "Plain Jane Socks".
And this is the first "Mystery Special" on the Holiday Mystery Gift-Along.
We are up to Clue 4 out of 7 clues and I don't have a clue what it is! I'm using Kool-aid dyed Knitpicks Wool of the Andes. Any ideas of what this can be? Some are guessing that it's a thong LOL.