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When It’s Rainy

23 Jun

We’ve had several rainy days lately, so I’ve been spending quite a few of those rainy, muddy days in the house.  I’ve tried to step up my knitting, so I don’t have thousands of scarves lying around my house.  I just finished two projects.  First is this fisherman’s shawl.

I had never done a cable pattern before.  The bramble stitch in the middle was new to me.  I like the way it turned out.

I will say, I used a big skein of yarn, and then my mom found some old yard that matched.

How old was this yarn?  Well, it might have had a couple of petrified bugs in it.  Just saying.

Then I did the pockets and fringe with another left-over ball I had around here.

Rocky is my constant supervisor.  Although, he isn’t really much help when I have questions.  YouTube is my go-to when I need real help.

The second project is my first cardigan.

It has real sleeves even.

I like the little accent stitches on the pockets and sleeves.

This one (because it is my first and the first time I did sleeves) is a stay-at-home cardigan.  There might be other issues as well, like differences in how my stockinette stitch looks between the flat knitting and the knitting-in-the-round.

My other helper likes to just flop his big butt on me while I’m working.  He really doesn’t care who he sits on.

We can’t leave Bob out.  He likes to invade my knitting space too.

I plan on doing another that will be able to go out in public.  For now, I’ve started another cardigan from a different pattern.  It’s a whole new learning experience, too.

Then I have three more shawls to make because people seem to like it.  Good thing I can get yarn delivered to my house.  We might need some more rainy days to get all of them done.

Just Some Critters

19 Jun

Here are some of the critters from the last week or so.  Aurora is looking much better now that her fleece is growing out.

Aurora

I can’t believe my baby Myson turned eight in March.  How is the whole herd getting so old?

Myson Osboer

My older lady goose is sitting on the nest.  I was a bit worried when she decided to sit with that open wire behind her.  A raccoon could easily grab her.

So I closed the door, and when it scared her, she stepped off the nest.  Luckily there is only about eight or ten eggs in the nest.

Aurora again.  She has been really sweet lately and giving lots of kisses.

My peacock is looking pretty handsome.  I obviously need to clean out their area though.

Seven is such an adorable baby.  He makes me laugh.  He is ornery and funny and hard to catch, but as soon as you pick him up, he’s a snuggler.

Seven

Archie is growing and doing well.  He really is striking with the black and white and silvery tan!

Archie

Somehow, Popcorn got left in the barnyard again so I walked him down to the herd in the Back Forty.  He’s a good kid, sticking close to his maa.

Popcorn

Stitch and Purl are growing.  I go out several times a day to pet and cuddle Purl.

Stitch and Purl

It’s working!  She’s a sweetie.

Sky still sits on the couch and in the chair like this. He’s finally getting to a point where I can go outside and he doesn’t think he has to come too.  He’s enjoying lounging in the air conditioning.  Wimp.

What a goof.

The Garden is Growing

4 Jun

The rain last week was good for my garden.

sweet corn

pie pumpkin

It has, however, made it challenging to keep up with the weeds.  I’m also not a fan of weeding in horrible heat, but I’m working on it.

onions

chili pepper

I am grateful for the help my mother has given me as well.

beets

tomato

Besides the garden, I do have some raspberries that are growing in my yard (thanks to the birds).

raspberries

Sky checking out something by the raspberry plants

My cherry tree is loaded with fruit.

cherries

I was worried that the late frost would damage them, but they look good.