Monday, March 30, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
They just won't know you care unless you make them treats from scratch.
Really just needed to use up a couple overripe bananas, and we were low on dogs treats. Bananas, peanut butter, oats, honey, flour and eggs - super easy, super fast. Measurements are never exact when making dog biscuits...heck, they'd be just as happy eating rabbit poop in the yard.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Since I can't seem to do only one thing at a time... This is called Celtic Motif (knot #63), and it's just a pattern for this intricate Celtic knot. Not something wearable or functional - just the knot. You could work it into anything you want - a scarf, sweater, shawl, blanket... I've never knit something like this without an intended final purpose - and it's kinda fun! I figure, depending on final size, it could maybe get turned into a pillow case, like just to have out decorative on the sofa - although that means is have to make a second, or learn how to sew fabric. Hm.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I don't know why I'm ok putting on stuff I've knit with the hair/fur/wool from four legged animals, but putting on the head hair of humans seems a little...creepy? Don't get me wrong - it's also really cool! And I'm glad someone pointed out how heavy it is....because I'm sure it weighs a ton. (And, for something like this that's meant to draw attention, is that both literal weight and figurative?)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The sleeves for the cabled cardigan have been bound off, and with very little yarn to spare!
People had their doubts I was going to pull it off, but in their defense they didn't get to see the shape of the existing sleeves or the remaining pattern. Still, even I was seriously doubting it as I knit the last six rows...
Right now the sleeves look too short when just propped on my arm, but I might be holding them a little too high, and they're really going to stretch with the blocking (as the back and front panels did), so I'm not super worried. You might be hearing differently from me after the blocking. 😁
The new view from the backyard isn't going to ever be as rustic as it used to be now that new neighbors are going in. Their house is a bit deeper than ours, so it feels like they sort of wall in our yard on the south side now.
Meanwhile, things are thawing out, spring is here, and the dogs must investigate it all. Having new neighbors already in on our North side, and the new folks going in on the south side, we're going to have to learn some new backyard dynamics. The dogs are going to want to visit anyone else outside, and we are already learning the new people to our North spend a lot of time tossing a ball around with their kids. I suspect the other new neighbors are going to be out enjoying their yard as well. Hopefully they'll all be ok worth visits from our beasts.
Not sure how this crocus got out of a flower bed, but it seems to be doing fine and is the first I've found flowering. Probably doesn't hurt that it's in front of a South facing edge of one of the raised beds, which probably focuses extra warmth in that spot.