Saturday, May 25, 2013


First of all, "THANK YOU" to all our active and retired service people this weekend, as well as good memories of those who served and have passed!  They are and were truly heroes.

This morning we drove out to Leaf and Feather, a wonderful nursery near us.  They always have what we're looking for in the way of plants.  Its also a great place to bring kids, as they are a rescue place for birds of all types: chickens, peacocks, parrots, parakeets, etc. so lots of fun looking around.

We wanted a couple more plants to put along the border next to our neighbor's fence in the backyard, and picked out these petite oleanders with red flowers.  We already have an awful lot of yellow blooming back there, and also have a few pink oleanders, so these are a nice change.
As for knitting, I'm in a "startitis" period.  Don't know what's gotten into me, but I'm sure excited to cast on new projects.

First, let me show you a completed project:  A Ribbon Street Cowl knit in some wonderful Bare Naked Wool from a new fiber mill which only spins natural sheep wool - no dyes - so the colors are actual "sheep" colors.

 I've just started a Baby Blanket in some Madtosh Sock yarn in Composition Book Gray color.   I don't have a particular baby in mind, but just wanted to knit the blanket.  Pattern is Sea of Dreams.

 I'm awaiting orders placed for yarn and beads to make this Racing Raindrops Scarf from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island, WA.  I've never included beads in my knitting, so looking forward to the challenge.
 And, last but not least, I've received the yarn to knit this scarf designed by a knitting friend, Tina Sanders.   Pattern name is Los Verdes.   The yarn I'm using is similar in color.
So as you can see, I have my work cut out for me, so now just need to get at it!!!

Happy knitting!

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