October 27, 2014

So Soon

The Fall Guys ~ A motley crew of cuteness.

Pumpkin anyone?  (Pumpkin pics taken last fall at the village.)

Halloween is just around the corner, (so soon) so I thought I'd pop in to say have a safe and Happy Halloween! And because they are so cute, I couldn't resist putting up the picture of the "Fall Guys" again this year. I took the picture in Nova Scotia last fall.


On the needles...

I know. It's blue.  I only have two balls of blue yarn left in my stash. (Panic!)

My knitting has been chewed on twice and stuffed under the coffee table once, but it looks fine. See the "fetching" guilty house guest below.

October 20, 2014

This and That

When I wasn't looking the picture snatchers tiptoed in and ran off with several of my blog pictures. I have no idea how that happened. Unfortunately, pages of pictures are missing; I've re-added a few posts worth but it's time consuming and tedious.

As you can see from the pictures, I've been painting. I haven't made a lot of progress on my knitting because I'm cat sitting, and Sadie can't resist pouncing on squiggly yarn. If I try and hide my knitting, she climbs up on the arm or the back of the chair and pounces effectively from there. Sadie does have her own yarn but she prefers mine. She is fun to have around, and she can be as busy as a two year old!

Enjoy the week!

October 07, 2014

Great Shape

Edging ends are so well shaped in this pattern.

I finally finished the Camellia Scarf. I made the largest size so I think it can be defined as a small shawl, but this versatile pattern can be made even larger.  However, I think this size is perfect ~ not too large and not too small.

As an added bonus, the bind off edging for the two ties worked beautifully.  As a matter of fact, it's the best edging I've seen and is part of the charted pattern. That edge, coupled with the Icelandic bind off for the middle section that another Rav knitter recommended, lends this shawl stability, and since I do not own blocking wires, I was thrilled when I started to block the shawl because the edging kept its shape and only required a few pins.

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Drawing board...finis...
Watercolour pencils and ink.

Known as a living fossil a Natalius is a curious creature. Unfortunately after living for millions of years, they are  now on the endangered species list because of their beautiful shells, so I settled for an ammonite fossil and drew another Natalius that I painted the customary red/rusty colour.

And last but by no means least... A very Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!
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