Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bird Keeper??

So will the real bird keeper please stand up?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Critter de jour

Last night's visitor was actually an opossum but I did not get a picture of it. This afternoon this turtle came wandering across the backyard.
I spent the afternoon on the lanai finishing this lovely lady was a gift from Judie. She is called "The Birdkeeper" from The Goode Huswife.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A visitor

These pictures are not too clear...(the world's worst photographer strikes again) but they do show our evening visitor. We were astonished to have this young bobcat come to partake of the food we put out for the armadillo and the raccoon! Another reason for the slighly out of focus pics is that I stayed well behind the screen of the lanai! Our neighbours were unimpressed by the visit because apparently this young cat is seen frequently around the area but he/she is the first bobcat I have ever seen outside of a zoo and to have one so close was an event for us.

We are continuing to enjoy the sunshine and hot weather. I am stitching on "The Birdkeeper" and expect to have her finished in the next few days. I have also finish finished two socks, complete with toe grafting. Of course when grafting one of them I ended up with no stitches on the bottom needle and three left on the top one. I don't believe that is supposed to happen!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bird keeper

Judie brought this pattern back from her trip to Arizona for me because she knew I would love and I do. It is easy to sit in the evening and knit and so I have been doing just that. Here is the beginning of a pair of socks I am making for my Father-in-law. I ran into a problem the last time I tried to make these socks because half way through the second sock I ran out of yarn. They got ripped out and made into socks for me. This time I have sufficient yarn to finish the project and as his birthday is in June, I expect I will be able to finish knitting them by then as well.
And here is a sock that is almost finished except for the grafting. If I get ambitious I may go on the internet and find a knitting site with directions for grafting OR I may get lazy and wait till I get home and have Fran show me how. She tried to teach the technique to me just before we left for Florida but I kept getting interrupted and called away and we just ran out of time. What a friend though, when I was called away, rather than wait for me she just went ahead and finished the toes of three socks for me.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Its a hard life...

We are still in Florida with its sunshine and hot weather. The days have been great but we have had a couple of bad nights with lots of lightning and thunder. Unfortunately our Mollie is not a fan of thunder so we have had a couple of sleepless nights, last night being the most recent one. I guess we will just have to have a lazy day to make up for it...okay a lazier day than ususal if that is possible.

Here are some examples of our lazy days...
The dogs have not taken to the pool which is Okay I guess but odd since they will jump into any lake or river they come upon, including muddy puddles and wallow in them!

And lest you think I have done nothing but sit around, rest assured that my sitting around has been productive. I have become a little obsessed with Alpine Seasons.