Sunday, February 26, 2006
The house to garage door, although uninspiring, is a useful sort.
We've talked and schemed about replacing the sliding glass back door with french doors, but we've yet to find a like-minded creative soul who'll incorporate the dog-door into the design. Ah well, I can dream...
I've wound the majority of the Curious Yarns sock yarn into a center-pull ball, and am now off to swatch to see if Della and I can find a pattern (or...*gasp* create one) that'll suit us both for socks.
And I'm tagging Della 'cause I want to know what her house looks like, Gale 'cause I know she'll take a rockin' photo, and Eva 'cause she's smart and cool and funny. (Oh, and anyone else who wants to be tagged, too. Please join in and let me know you did!)
Tag! You're all it!
view from back door
Originally uploaded by kamsarmer.
I love our back yard. Tim gave me the pink flamingos, Seth made the bird bath, and my in-laws contributed the head-bobbing pig in the corner. We made the patio cover ourselves, and it shades the house really well. Critical point considering our summers.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
My dear Mandella sent me a lovely parcel, wrapped in brown paper, which contained lovely surprises. She's going to help me part with my sock virginity. I guess that it's about the right time, as I've been knitting for about two years now. We're having a little Dorset-Mesa sock-along, and the only thing yet to definitely nail down is the pattern. Della, she's experienced, worldly, methinks, in the making of socks. I've not yet ventured into this realm.
Suggestions? Patterns? I know that all 3 of you who read my blog must have some sort of an opinion, so let's hear it!
Hooray for Brits, my dear girl in particular. Thanks Della, you've given me a big happy hug across the pond.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
The sky was YELLOW when I left work tonight, and it melted into more beautiful colors as I drove home. The time lapse between the shot from the truck and the top one was no more than 5 minutes. The only other place that I've seen sunsets like these was in Japan.
This omelette was the prettiest I've managed to make. My dad makes the best ones ever, and I've tried to duplicate his for years. Note to other omelette-chefs; if you're cooking bacon anyway, use some of the grease for the omelette pan. Lovely shiny browned eggies. Mmm.
The scarf is just knitting and some noodling with different stitches. Using up more stash yarn, and I'll probably make a few more hats as well. I really do like making things to give. Big warm fuzzy.
Marion's got softball tomorrow--she's throwing and hitting right- and left-handed. Someone told me there are great softball scholarships out there; hope she likes it enough to keep up the work! And she's back to ballet, as well, and there are BOYS in her class! Woo-hoo!
Happy weekend to all!
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Originally uploaded by kamsarmer.
The Cloud Hat pattern rocks! It's wonderful and fun and Ryan is a clever girlie for bringing it to us. Yay Ryan! I'm thinking of adding a scarf or two before I send a box off to the Dulaan Project. Just makes me feel good all over to be able to MAKE things that people will actually cuddle into and be snug in. MMMMMMmmmmm.
Full moon in our neck o' the woods didn't bring on too much craziness this time around. Just had to get a picture of the girlie and her amazing super-human strength.
Monday, February 06, 2006
I still haven't gotten up the gumption to knit myself any clothing yet, and it's in the upper 70's now, which means by late next Thursday, you can expect it to be in the 90's and we'll be having our A/C serviced and prepped for another year of pizza-oven-like heat.
Excuse me, my nose is running.