Monday, July 03, 2006

Summer Has Arrived!

Happy (almost) 4th of July! It has been a lovely day here, with the critters romping around and the sun shining. The dogs missed seeing the deer in our backyard this morning, however they did manage to find both "Woody" and "Chucky" (our resident woodchucks) later today. Here they are keeping their close watch.


While they were busy keeping all eyes out back, the squirrels were rummaging around the bird feeders out front. This one thought he was all sly, hiding in the tree nock when I went to see what all the fuss was about with the feeders spinning around like crazy...

I still haven't had too much time to knit, though I did manage about 3" on the "girly-girl" scarf before deciding to FROG it. I didn't like they way the flutter was combining with the hot pink Moda seed bead yarn, so I ripped it back and started fresh without the flutter. I actually started what I had thought would be a 2 x 2 rib, however soon realized I only cast on 14 stitches and its turning out to be a 2 x 2 seed stitch (is that even a term?).

I was pleased to find out that my Mom finished my gorgeous
All-Occasion Tote (did I mention she is fabulous at both knit and crochet ... among other crafty talents!). Thanks Mom!!! Since I've yet to learn to crochet, she's my go-to person for anything I must have (well, she's still my go-to person for anything I must have and don't have the time or courage to start knitting for myself just yet too.... including gorgeous baby sweater sets for friends!). This is the 4th bag she's made for me in the past year or so.... love it!

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As you can see, Zeus was still too busy keeping a watchful eye on the yard to even notice a bag hanging above his head?

That's all for now... hope everyone has a wonderful 4th... I'm going to go sit and knit!


Gina House said...

Wow! That tote is awesome! I love that color pink! I'll have to check out the pattern for that. Will you be adding in a lining? Great job!

Lapdog Creations said...

It is a gorgeous color! My Mom had a couple issues with their free pattern, so if you do decide to do it let me know and I'll ask her for tips! :) Hadn't thought about adding a lining, but hmm... you got me thinking now!

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