Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day
Don't know about you other Pacific Northwesterners, but I've had about enough of this grey and wet stuff!  We had a guy come today and wash our windows, inside and out, including the skylight.   They looked wonderful for a little bit, but now it's raining on them.   At least it's wet rain on clean windows instead of dirty ones.
However, it does give time for indoor things, such as knitting.   I'm still working on this scarf and have found a recipient - my daughter.  I was knitting on it Mothers Day weekend while on a 5-hour each way car trip to Spokane to a babyshower for our granddaughter who is expecting in mid-June.   The daughter loves the color, etc., so I said great - you get it!  

 In my "more quiet times", I'm knitting a scarf/shawlette from the BeMine series called "Roses are Red"
 I'm expecting this to turn out beautiful, so am happy working on it.   Had a little bit of a slow start due to the fact I sometimes can't count correctly, but am now on a roll, and lovin' it.

Baby shower "happy" picture (mama-to-be holding the Moving Mountains blanket I knitted for Brady)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Of late...........

Way past time to bring you up-to-date on the happenings around the "Place". We've been very busy prepping our house for sale.   Nearly done except for some weeding to finish up in the backyard.  It's pretty amazing how fast those weeds grow - especially since our weather has been "sun" followed by "rain" followed by "sun".    Several prospective buyers have come through the house, but no offers so far, but guess I'm impatient as it's only been on the market a couple of weeks.    

Meanwhile the new house in Arizona was started yesterday:
If you look closely you can see the trenches dug out for a foundation - so hopefully in 100 days we will have a house complete.

I've been having trouble with my camera this past few weeks.  First I thought it just needed a new battery so bought a new one.    Well then I started getting a "card error" message, so bought several different type SD cards and although the camera seemed to work, it was not connecting to my computer and software program Photoshop Elements.   Finally gave up and went to Costco today and bought a Nikon S4300 point and shoot.  (bought my own Mothers Day gift!!!)  So much fun with a new camera.  My old one was 6 megapixels and this one is 16!!  What a difference.

Following are a couple of pictures I took when I got it home. 

This first one is Moving Mountains Baby Blanket 
This will be going to our first great-grandson due next month.   I'm going to Spokane for a baby shower for the soon-to-be mom and baby tomorrow.  Hopefully she'll like it as much as I enjoyed knitting it.
This is a pretty creamy-yellow scarf I have been working on in my spare time.   It was advertised as a creme-yellow, but it's a little too yellow for my coloring, so will be gifting this one.  The yarn is bamboo, merino wool and silk - very yummy.

 Then I went out in the yard and took some pictures of flowers in the backyard with the close-up lens and really happy with the pictures.