Archive | July 2007

So Tired…

Ok, I guess it’s normal to tire out but I am Exhausted! I’m not even done around the tree either, and that has to get done. I have a poor rose bush waiting to be planted, and the hibiscus…oh, and the sweetheart rose, which is moving into the front of the tree. Right now, of course, it’s at the back of the tree. LOL. Nothing could possible BE where I want it to be to begin with! Continue reading

Another Living Pond Picture

You can see the fish in this one… I’ve even got algae growing on the rock now that I have the waterfall working properly 🙂

I buried the hose for it behind the waterfall rock and under a series of rock…along with the cords. I have to keep it running very very slowly though or I lose water to the garden…it seems to run under the rock and back. Now that I’ve put a lot more rock underneath and fixed the flow, it’s run well for a week, so here’s hoping it stays that way!

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The Living Pond

I am so happy with the digital camera! I’ve realized (yeah, I’m slow) that I can crop the pictures and get the most amazing close-ups. So fun! I took a bunch of pictures last night just to crop, to play.

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Selbuvotter Mittens!

These are a pair of the mittens from the Selbuvotter book. The pattern is Annemor #16 and I’m using Patons kroy as the solid, Austermann step as the contrast.

I really like the pattern on the inside of the hand. I was careful to cast on in pattern and pick up for the thumb in pattern as well. I am happy with the result, you can barely see the join 🙂

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Thermal is Done!

Very, very pleased! I’m done Thermal from Knitty.com and am pretty happy with how it turned out.

The yarn was Elann’s ‘sock it to me collection’ sock yarn in two different shades (one navy/blues, one grey/black and both patterning) which should have done what you see in the sock at the left. I used lots of little balls to keep the yarn from doing it’s patterning in the sleeves. I have a bit left and used a total of ten 50 gram balls.
I always add at least a couple inches in length because I have a long back/arms. I didn’t add the buttons, but did do the button hole…maybe will do the buttons in future 🙂

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Getting Stuff Done…

So, it’s been bugging me lately that I had so many things half done, or almost done…basically I’m bugged by the ‘not done’ part! I’ve managed to finish the Thermal sweater from Knitty (pictures to follow soon) and the Selbuvotter gloves are finished (last night). Ok, so that leaves me with the Frost Flowers and Leaves edging to complete. Not too bad. I feel so much more organized with fewer things on the go. My son’s gansey has yet to be ripped out and redone, but since that has to be started completely over, it isn’t *really* half done!

I have to get back outside and work on the yard today. It’s garbage day tomorrow and I ran out of those recycle bags….there is a pile of sod I dug up waiting to be shaken and put into bags. Not fun. I want it done though, if it rains on the pile, I’m scared it will become impossible or really, really, really hard!

Housework seems to be in a holding pattern, lol, hasn’t become any messier or any cleaner over the last few days….though I should likely be carpet cleaning. I swear the dogs have ‘called’ different things to wreck around here…the little one has definitely called the carpets! I had every stain out just a few weeks ago, and want to keep it that way. At this point, the Daisy dog is winning.