I saw these two Louisa Harding pattern books on Ebay over the weekend and fell in love with that little bolero. All day Saturday it kept popping into my mind. Filling the horse's water trough and ping! there was that balero, feeding the rabbits, ping! there was that bolero. Then it struck me, it would be a great little project for the grey yarn I'm spinning! So, I bit the bullet and hit that "Buy It Now" button. Wednesday afternoon the books were here! They're both really nice with quite a few sweaters I'd like to knit. So many times I see a pattern I love but when I look at the rest of the collection I find nothing that inspires me to buy the book. Well,these two were worth getting.
The pattern name is BUNDI and it's turning out to be very well written and easy to follow. As you can see I already have quite a good start on it. Got the back and the left side finished in just about 4 hours! The right side is started but I'm going to have to spin up some more yarn to be able to complete it. Might be able to make it to the under arm shaping with what I have left. I hope the edging is as easy to follow. I've never knit a fancy edging before.
Oh, excuse the box of ammo holding the page open. Ken plans to do some turkey hunting.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Well here we are finally. I didn't quite know where to begin to update this blog so here's a mish mash of pictures that pretty much cover 2009 so far. We're also in the middle of remodeling the kitchen. We started tiling the floor last August and it's still only half done! We're living in a mess! Half the kitchen is in the dining room and half the dining room is in the living room, and half the living room is up on the landing at the top of the stairs. I'll post more later as it's after midnight and I'm getting tired.
Ta Daaa! It took about 20 gallons of sap to make these few jars. Very time consuming, expecially toward the end when you just can't take your eyes off it for a second -if you do it boils over and sets into hard candy all over the stove top. I know because I took my eyes off it! Thank goodness for wonderful husbands who specialize in crisis management. :)
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I broke down and bought some real spiles to knock into the trees this year instead of making my own. View the little movie to see the sap dripping. I love that sound! Sorry for the yappy dog in the background. That's Brandi. Yap, yap, yap, I'd hooked her to the fence and she wanted to go back in the house.