Well, the photo365 thing didn't last. There have been MANY days I did not get out the camera. Ugh. And, clearly I'm not that great at blogging either. Oh well, I have gotten a LOT of knitting done and quite a bit of spinning. The holidays have passed, and I'm already thinking of starting to knit for next year. The cycle will never end I suppose. At least I'm starting to know who actually likes what I make. And who uses it. That makes me feel happy. Will add pictures later.
I have been taking pictures every day, but not posting. Oopsie. I had an amazing birthday last week. I made some super yummy cupcakes. And had a great birthday party at the American Legion with Jill, my parents, and lots of friends. Jill got me flowers nine days ago and they have been the subject of most days' pictures. They amazingly still look as good as the first day she brough them home. Who would even want roses? Don't know what the big flower is, but it's definitely one of my favorites. So pretty!
The ever-cranky Paisley even sat still long enough to get a picture (even though I didn't do quite as well at holding the camera still).
Used my ghetto swift to wind the plies for my very first 3-ply yarn.
Got my super soft batt from bohoknitterchic as my prize from the Halloween SAL.
And along with it came the Bedtime Bear batt that was my birthday gift to myself (well, one of them). I love it... so sparkly!
I have taken pictures the past few days, but haven't posted. So, here's the combo platter from a few days. SO happy it's Saturday even though Iowa just lost their football game in overtime... ugh. It was such a close game. Looking forward to Sunday and a nice, relaxing day.
Started the Opus Spicatum last night and finished tonight. Love the hat. But I knit too loose and it turned out really huge. Threw it in the dryer for awhile and may have saved it enough to be wearable. We'll see when it's dry. :)
Last night's photo.
And a few from tonight. After it got wet it grew even more. Oopsie. I'm not sure if llama will shrink when it dries... we'll see. I really like it, even more than I expected to and I hope that I cam make it work for me.
Yesterday Jill hung up the little Ikea rack for pot lids. We really had nowhere to put them before, so it's nice they have their place. Everytime I go to the garbage can though I can see my reflection in the lids. I can't help but make a funny face every time. They are lined up just so that the bottom two have the same image, only different sizes. It's fun. I like it. Here's what I came up with:
I guess it kind of reminds me of those silly fun house mirrors... in a good way. I'm so easily amused it's ridiculous.
We had another amazing day. The weather was perfect, we hung Christmas lights, raked leaves and have everything all in order outside for winter (even though it feels so far away when it's t-shirt weather). This is another of my favorite pictures from yesterday.
The weather today is amazing. One week after the blustery cold Halloween and we are near 70 degrees with sun. The windows are open and the fresh air feels amazing. The dogs are so happy to be outside (though the barking at squirrels could stop anytime).
Caught Basstion mid-yawn.
And the always hard to photograph Madison with her Wiggly Giggly toy that no longer has any wiggles or giggles left. She loves it all the same. Now if I could ever get her to actually LOOK at the camera.
Kiwi and Biggs getting a drink, I love the long shadows and Biggs' tongue in the bowl.
And Madison playing her favorite game of all time. Jump on the toy as hard as you can and see where is bounces.
I love WARM fall days with crunchy leaves underfoot!