Thursday, February 01, 2007


Well, my little Sanyo Xacti came home from it's Panama Canal adventure brimming with shots of exotic locales and some pretty amazing gale-force seas! Will speak with the taker of said-photos about posting a few on here as vicarious virtual-adventure for all 6 of us who read the blog.

My dear redhead has been toiling away on tax-preparation and year-end business tidying and he was good enough to hit the grocery today. (We spoke on the phone at the peak of my afternoon hysteria at the workplace That Shall Not Be Named, and I think he knew he was not going to be dealing with a cheerful wife this evening) He brought home this darling little thing.....

Told you I have a thing for redheads!

I finished the scarf I was working on for my sweet 93-year old gal pal. Made the mistake of gifting it to her on a day when she got some not-so-great news about her eye, so I'm not sure if either:

A. She isn't wild about it, or
B. She realizes that I made it, or
C. She was just overwhelmed with the eye-situation.

Anyhow, it's the first lace I've made, and I liked the feather-and-fan pattern as it was an easy repeater. The bamboo yarn is really lovely, and I still have 2 skeins left for me! I think I should've blocked it a little more aggressively, but I didn't want it to be too wide. Next time I want a skinny scarf, I'd just do a single repeat and block it wider.

The photo's not so hot, but it shows the nice colors, and hey, it's knitting! Look, a knitting photo on my (supposed) knitting blog!

It's been cool and rainy here. Mmmmmmmmmm. That'll be gone too soon.

Softball season started up last weekend, and we won our first game 16-7. Feels good to be playing again. Hoping for a repeat of that 10-pound weight loss I had last season! My coach says I just sweated it off worrying that the ball was coming my way. Ok, works for me!

Looking forward to doing some yard work this weekend. There's a sage leaning over in the back yard, and I think there's actually a spot it'll be happier out front, so we'll arrange a transplant. Hope to get out and do a little birding, too, as a balm for my very-frazzled soul. Let's hope that the full moon tomorrow has already poured it's sum-total of crazy on us--I don't think I can take any more!

Happy weekend, all.


kathy in juneau said...

I could use a virtual vicarious adventure - bring it on!

Love the scarf. Great colors!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Isn't feather & fan wonderful! Make another for yourself, it's beautiful.

Mindy said...

The scarf looks great! I am so glad you are enjoying the yarn.

Mandella said...

The scarf looks great. I hope your friend gets over her bad news soon.

I guess I now know the answer to the softball question.

How's Branching Out?

Finally, get the photos up!