Sunday, April 29, 2012

little prince all done

This week in knitting, I finished the little prince KAL. Don't you just love the colors? It reminds me of a sunrise.
I'm kind of in knitting limbo right now. I need a new project I can get into, but I'm just not terribly motivated to find one. I know something will come along that will catch my eye. Until then, I'll just work on some small UFO's, and hope for the best. We also had a great visitor at the bird feeder. He was kind enough to let me get a good pic.......He's some kind of cross bill, pretty large and BRIGHT yellow. Pretty cool.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

in a bit of a knitting slump

It always seems to happen about this time of year, a kind of knitting slump. The weather is getting better, the yard is calling, and, especially this year, the house is taking priority. I did make some progress on the little prince KAL, but it's too squished up to show. It's going to be beautiful, though, and I just have the last clue to finish. I also started some stranded pillows with a fern motif for the house, and the bugga sweater is still waiting for me. No promises this week, though. Today is pressure wash the deck day, and I REALLY want to get my crummy deck pots replanted with some nice new spring things. (out with the old primroses) Over on squiggi builds a house, the beginning of a foundation (concrete tomorrow!), and a new and necessary acquisition. Go outside and play!~

Monday, April 16, 2012

done, done done done

DONE!!!! I know, it took FOREVER, but rams and yowes is finally done. here it is baking out on the top of the hot tub yesterday. Blocked and dried all in one day. Good thing, it's raining now.
Now I'm working on getting caught up with the little prince KAL, and, of course, house stuff. Should have a foundation by the end of the week!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

happy easter

Cinnamon brown is very excited about easter, as you can see. Yogi wouldn't sit still long enough for the ears, and just wanted to tease the cat and have breakfast. You'll have to know that he's excited too. So, this week, I got the rest of the UK yarn to finish rams and yowes. I'm SO close. Right now, I'm securing the border. It's quite a wrestling match and too scrunched up to take a pic. I'm also working on clue 4 in the petite prince KAL, and the bugga sweater is growing nicely. Our week end has been consumed by big boy toys and a bit of stress as they clear the property for the house. It totally looks like a bomb site back there, and it's been kind of stressful hoping they won't run over the water lines, or cross onto the neighbor's property. (think they'll miss that holly tree that disappeared? probably not), and a bit of worry about how much this is all costing (we DO have a budget for it) It wouldn't be so bad if we weren't one of the previously mentioned neighbors. Up until this point, it was all fun on paper. Now it's real, big, and noisy. I know it'll be super cool when it's done, and it should be better by the end of this week.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Ready to move ON!

The rams and yowes yarn is still in possession of the postal service, so I took the opportunity this week to weave in all the ends and generally finish up where I was so far. Hopefully it'll be here soon and I can wrap that one up. I'm also still working on clue 3 of the little prince KAL. It's really turning out nicely, but too mashed up to take a pic. The bugga sweater saw some action this week too. I'm up to the armpits on the back. I'm getting the urge to cast on something new. Don't know what, thinking socks maybe. It'll have to be stash, though, since I'm trying to whittle that down and not spend too much on yarn. In house news, the permits are bought, the bulldozer will be here on tuesday! See that kind of leaning over tree to the left in the pic here? That's just about where our garage will be.