Monday, December 24, 2007

New views

Well, we've moved. Mostly.

Soon, all of the books, cat hair, wires, and dust will be completely emptied from the old house, and completely filling this new one.

I like that.

I also like my new view in the mornings:

(Not two minutes later the entire cemetery was lit up with brilliant morning sun.. but my batteries conked after this one shot. Oh well. It's really prettier in person anyway.)

Some mornings it's filled with mist. And every day the river is chock-full o' seagulls. Silly birds. They're the most well-fed birds in the state, I think. Every few hours someone different pulls up to feed them. I haven't gone by for an up-close visit yet, but I'll bet they're fat little dudes.

I haven't been knitting or riding much, since we've been doing all this moving. But today I've gotten to work some on a Zeebee for myself, out of Beaverslide Dry Goods Fisherman weight yarn. Ooooh, I love that stuff. It's soft and squishy (well, relatively so), and just feels so natural. Every once in awhile I come across a little piece of vegetable matter.. but even that is soft, unlike what you often find in Noro Silk Garden. Little pieces of grass, not little twigs. ;) It's lovely stuff, really.

And since I'm on the subject now, I'm planning on using Beaverslide Worsted for my Central Park Hoodie. Yeah, I'm way past late on this one. Everyone has knit it. But I don't care. That is one sweater that I can see myself wearing constantly, unlike some of the other stuff I've knit. And I'm thinking I might change the cables up some, since I'm little bored with basic cabling.

Oh! Which reminds me.. I do have an FO to post. ;) I just don't like it.

Utopia, by Smariek
Tahki Donegal Tweed
color 839 (olive), 1 skein

This was another fun one to knit (I love things that can be finished in one day!). Unfortunately, I didn't have the smaller sized needles that I should've used for the ribbing at the bottom, so it's not snug over my ears. I like warm ears. That's why I like hats. (Well, that and that I don't have to fuss with my hair. (Not that I ever do anyway.)) Perhaps it will be better as a fall/spring hat than a winter one.

Next up in the queue (along with the CPH) is a hat/scarf set for a wonderful friend. She even requested them! That made me all warm and fuzzy... :) I love to knit, but it makes it all the better when you're knitting something specifically for someone.. and are using a pattern they like and colors they love. And I think I've found the o-so-perfect yarn!

Well! That's quite enough of that. One last picture; this one of my tr
ee. It was my grandmother's - she gave it to me a few years ago. Mom says she has slides of it from when she was young....

Merry Christmas!!

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