Saturday, April 14, 2007

A Knitting update!

Finally took some knitting pics!

What I am working on -

Red Gansey - no pics. No progress since last time I posted about it. Can we say "stalled"?

Baltic Sea Stole - It's now at 32". This pic shows a nickel on the fabric with the yarn draped across it. I tried to get a pic of the whole thing, but the pic looked ugly. I need to figure out how to get an accurate photo of this stole because it is freaking beautiful! However, I still have about another 32" of stole left to knit. Maybe by the summer...

Optimum socks. These are the Daylily socks in Optimum DK. The pattern is pretty, but I don't think I will do it again. Lots of K3 tog which I find to be a big PITA. I am also not too thrilled with the Optimum. Like the angora I worked with last year, it's just TOO soft, not enough body. I am finding I like a yarn with a little bit of beef and boing!
Peg's vest is a variation on the Navaho vest out of "Folk Vests". It's knit side to side and I think that it is showing off the hand painted yarn really nicely. I am doing it in straight stockinette, but stuck a pattern panel in there to break things up a bit. I am a little worried about sizing, but the back is started with provisional cast on, so I can add a bit there if necessary.

Anyway - now off to go for a trailride!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Quiet Sunday

Have ridden quite a bit this month, but no pics. And am knitting away, but no pics of that either. Maybe I will try to grab some this afternoon. No FO's - just work in progress - the same work that has been in progress for a while, except I started some Dayflower socks for my neice in bubblegum pink Optimum! I made them ankle socks because I don't think I have enough yarn for "normal" socks, but I think they will be cute and hopefully I will have enough to finish the feet!

Just going through the camera and found this. We had a cold misty night last month. So cold that the mist frosted everything. Too amazing! Here are some pics from that morning.

Here's Rowdy - greeting the morning! He's such a showboat!

Some cedar branches - love how the frost and the cedar are so congruent.

Even inanimate objects had BIG frost.

I love this view of the frozen pond behind the trees and frosted pasture weeds.

Monday, April 02, 2007

April Update

I have been a BAD blogger - not keeping stuff up to date.

No knitting OR riding pics today. Just some pics I snapped that I like. Spring is sprung!

The folks we bought our place from were avid gardeners. We have umpty bazillion daffodils of all kinds. This is what I call a plain old daffodil! LOL They come out early, don't have much scent, but they are perky and beautiful and cheer me up every time I look at them.

This is the scene out the back pasture. It really is magnificent to wake up to this every morning as I feed and tend the horses.