Sunday, March 22, 2015

For Those Cool Mornings

Hi everyone.  Another beautiful Sunday in New Mexico.  Today has been a relaxing day; lunch with friends and a movie.  I went to see Insurgent, the second movie in the Divergent series.  I definitely liked the first movie better.  It was a good escape for a few hours though.

I finished a cowl for a friend.  She has the prettiest eyes and I think this color will really make them pop!
It's a varigated yarn with a sea green as it's primary color.  I love knitting in the round and these cowls are great for sitting in front of the t.v.  - no counting, no changing stitches, perfect!  

For this cowl I used a medium weight yarn and size 8 circular needle.  I cast on about 90 stitches, join to knit in the round and go to town.  Be careful not to twist; if you do you'll get a mobius.  I made this one a bit longer in case she wants to pull it up around her face and it would still cover her neck.

I'm still working on the tank top.  I've frogged it three times now!  I finally re-wrote the pattern to accommodate how I think (ha).   I'm almost at the point where I stopped the last time I knitted it.  Let's hope it fits!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

In The Hood

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well on this fine Sunday afternoon.  The sun has come out and I'm amazed at how much snow has melted.  The backyard is almost "snow free."

I thought I'd share some photos of the birds that hang out around my home.  I feed the birds and enjoy watching them come and visit.
Maggie Magpie
Wally Woodpecker
Heather Hummingbird
Rachel the Raven
And finally, my favorite of them all.  My little Poppy Girl.  She's a yellow sided green cheek conure.  She's a little sweetie pie.  She says her name (a lot) and sweetheart.  Every morning when I leave for work she says "Goodbye sweetheart."   I've noticed that she'll laugh like me sometimes.  Now, that just makes me laugh more and louder!
I hope you've enjoyed who hangs out in the hood.  I've seen other feathered friends but haven't gotten my camera quick enough to get a photo.

On a personal note.  I was transferred to a new job in August.  It has me working on the computer all - day - long.  What this means is that I'm not as anxious to fire up my computer when I get home.  You may have noticed my infrequency of posts and visits.  I'm going to try to get on a schedule for Wednesday nights and the weekend.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Smiles

Happy Friday!  I don't know about you but I'm ready for the weekend!  I'm linking up with Annie at A Stitch In Time.   If you need to smile hop on over and see what others are sharing.

Last weekend we got snow - lots of snow.  Estimated amount is about a foot.  The first place I shovel is the backyard for my four legged family.  They weren't impressed.
My little Muffin dog coming out to see what's up.
Katie is not impressed and almost RAN
back into the house (they have a doggie door).

Doggie tracks before I shoveled.
Notice how high the snow is on the bird feeder!

I hope this brought a smile to your face.  If you are in a nice, warm climate think of me!!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WOYWW 300!

Hello everyone!   Happy WOYWW 300!  I'm joining the party that is called What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Our lovely hostess is Julia at  Stamping Ground.  People from around the world join in and show their desks and projects.  

I finished my ruffly scarf.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.  Sorry for the "display."  I tied it around my St. Francis statue.  I plan to make a few more of these.  This was the project in which I had to cast on almost 700 stitches!
Here's a close up of the ruffles.  
So, my desk has been my comfy chair.  I guess the winter days are made for knitting.
This will be a sweater that I plan to take on vacation.  I modified the pattern to knit it in the round and the first time I twisted it and created a mobius -- not good for a sweater so I had to rip out four inches of knitting.  I've restarted and have checked numerous times to make sure it isn't twisted!

As always I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me. 

Special thoughts and prayers go out to several WOYWWers who are going through health issues.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  

I know I've been gone for a few weeks and learned how small it makes my world.  I need to make a schedule for myself and keep with it.

I hope you are having a creative and wonderful week!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

More of the Brazos

Hello everyone.  Somehow life has gotten the best of me; at least for a while.  I have been neglecting my blog which in turn means I haven't been a good blogging buddy.  Forgive me please.

I thought it was time that I shared more photos of my trip to the Brazos.  We fed the deer, saw wild turkeys and hawks.  Not to mention the usual cows and magpies.  

This is a young doe.

Oh hello there!
A young buck just nosing around.
Isn't she pretty!
Two young bucks playing around.
Their antlers hitting sounded so cool.
Deer track
How can a turkey be beautiful and ugly at the same time?
Happy Thanksgiving!
Beautiful Hawk

I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of the wildlife of northern New Mexico.  It's a beautiful part of the state.