Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Obsession

My new obsession is the Argosy scarf that I started earlier this month. I put it down for a little while but in the last few days I have been working on it diligently. I have also started the Argosy dishcloth.

I am a slow knitter and I have been called an A.D.D. knitter as I start something, get a little bored, then start something else, then go back to working on the first thing. FO's are few sometimes.

I did finish a pair of April May Lace armwarmers. I love them, I want them, but I am going to use them as a gift. They were easy and fast so I will make me some more with a little brighter color of yarn.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport in Cloud.
Needles: US 4 Bamboo dpns

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Atlanta was awash in smoke this morning. Southerly winds brought smoke into the metropolitan area today.

Its the Bugaboo! Thats what they are calling it on the radio. The Okefenokee Swamp is on fire. Many acres on fire -- moving into Florida.

Please, let's pray for the Firefighters that are working this fire. They are our everyday Heroes!

Hopefully rain and calm winds will help them.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Roses are Pink and Apples are Green

My beautiful roses. These are two roses from the bush by the front door. I do so love the pinks.

Argosy in KnitPicks Shine Sport in Green Apple.

Two great tastes that taste great together.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Regarding Previous Post

Thanks to my husband and son my daemon has changed. They don't think that I am shy. Puh-leeze, not with them. But anyway, in the last hour I have been a rabbit, tiger, and a fox. I guess I shouldn't be too upset, the fundamental qualities are the same and they agreed with them. And they are the most important ones, right?

The Golden Compass

While reading the KnittyBlog I found out that "The Golden Compass" by Phillip Pullman is being made into a movie. This is one of my favorite books.

On the website you can find your Daemon. In the world of the "The Golden Compass" a daemon is a part of your soul that resides outside your body. It takes the form of an animal that has the qualities that you possess. It can change around when you are young but by the time you are grown it is set. It never travels far from you and if you lose it you are considered soulless. I have found mine and I think it pretty much tells the story.

His name is Skaene. I think it would be pronounced like skein (a ball of yarn, sound familiar?) AND its a rabbit, where some of the finest angora yarn comes from (I know its not an angora rabbit, but its close). I just think its kind of eerie.

My friends can go and look at it and make sure the answers I gave were acurate to form the daemon. If they disagree they can make comments and the daemon could change, or morph, into something else.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Walk of the Dog

There hasn't been much knitting lately, with work and home stuff to do. So today I will show you the walk of the dog.

This is the sidewalk that we walk. Its really nice and not much traffic.

Toby doing his business.

This is a nice spot that the road crosses over the creek.
The walk home with my bright pink shoes that my husband hates. Back home with my pretty roses.