Saturday, March 28, 2009

A lazy day for some, spring fever for others!

It's been a lazy day around here for some of us.

There was a nice present in the mail today. This looks like an awesome challenge. Not colors I would pick if I was shopping for socks, but the idea of belonging to the sock club is to challenge my traditional ideas and stretch the boundaries of my knitting capabilities. So, here we go....

February Lady is done, just waiting for some buttons.

I decided to make this quick baby blankie for a gal at work. Good thing it's almost done, I think today is going to be his birthday!

Here's the spring fever section.....
It's been hummingbird mania around here today. We've seen at least 3 at a time, dive bombing and feeding all day. They're a constant source of entertainment.
This particular feeder wasn't even up for 20 minutes before it attracted this guy (actually we think it's a gal)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

spring is sprung

Hard to believe a week ago it was snowing!
Although this is not a very good pic, here's the first sign of spring here.
The feeders were only up for about an hour and this hungry and very agressive little guy moved in. We spent all day yesterday working in the yard and getting scolded for being in his space. If you look really closely, you can see him on the feeder there.
I'm trying to get a closer and nicer pic of one on the bedroom window feeder, but they just won't hold still!

Made progress on Feb. Lady. It now has a sleeve and a half. I should be able to finish it today, since it's cold and rainy again. Next up, another stab at the "Flow" tank, then on to some of the summer knitting I put aside when it got cold.
Should have a new STR sock club kit this week too. I think that will go with me to the training I have to sit through in a couple of weeks.

And for our parting shot today.....LOOK WHAT I MADE!
Well, I can't actually say I made it, but..... I've never, ever had one of these bloom a second time. This one got a wild hair and decided to do it all by it's little self. Pretty cool. Now if the other ones will just follow along.....

Sunday, March 15, 2009

February Lady progress, finally!

Well, this was a busy week, but I managed to take apart the first feb. lady and start again. It's looking much more like it's going to fit, almost too big this time. All I did was go up a needle size, keeping the same knitting size, so I hope it's going to work.
Here it is in all its glory. Of course, sister had to be in the middle. Can't get left out.
Next up, I think I'll try another whack at the "Flow" tank. After all, it might warm up SOME day.

Have I mentioned how much I hate snow? It's snowing here AGAIN. Honestly, enough already! This time it's sloppy and wet. Like driving in a big slushie. It was nearly 60 degrees on thursday and sunday, snow. ARGH! I guess we won't be doing any yard work today.

As a matter of fact, we'll probably be doing this......
Snow just kind of makes you lazy.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Got Pilates?

The finished product......
Build it and they will come.....

Now all I need to do is pass that test.
(a few new clients wouldn't hurt either)

february lady, or is it march??

First of all, let me say, spring ahead SUCKS. That alarm is just going to hurt when it goes off at what was formerly 3 am. It takes me so long to adjust. I wish we could just leave things well enough alone. I mean, we really don't have to go out and work the farm any more, so we don't need the daylight like that. ARGH!

Amyway.....after a trip to the dr earlier in the week, and some industrial strength antibiotics, I'm finally starting to feel like a human being. Good thing, there's a busy and important week lined up and I can't put my clients off any more.

I spent my down time working on february lady. Love the pattern, love the yarn, love the color, hate the size....too small. Darn! So, off to the frog pond for another try.

There was also a nice, big, fun, present to me delivered this week. My other reformer! We spent yesterday getting the studio ready and assembling the final piece.

Only one brief moment of panic when it looked like the durned thing was taller than the ceiling. Didn't think about THAT. Good thing we figured it out.
Now I have a down right cool pilates studio, if I do say so myself. I just hope the clients and potential clients think so too. I'll post pics later after we do some heavy-duty cleaning.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

me vs the crud, round 2

Just as I thought I was getting better, WHAM!!
The crud is back. This time totally sore throat and no voice.
Not a good quality in a fitness instructor.

The gumdrops socks are finished, Cinnamon is modeling them here.

Cast on for February Lady, no pics yet.

One final doggie pic,
Doesn't she have the cutest butt?