Monday, July 28, 2008

FO! Rusted Root

Finally - pictures of a finished object!

I've had a relatively productive summer as far as knitting goes, and have actually created things I can (and probably will) wear! Whoa. Creating clothes out of sticks and string is almost as fascinating as creating bread out of flour, water, and yeast. Such magic! Who knew?

(Side entrance to the Howard County Court House. So gorgeous!)

I'm about the gazillionth person to have knit a Rusted Root.. and I can certainly see why it's so popular. It's a quick, easy knit that is super-easy to customize. The recommended yarn comes in any color imaginable, and is reasonably priced. The pattern is well-written, and there are hordes of people to help you out if you get stuck. I'll definitely be knitting another Zephyr pattern in the future.

My only complaint about the pattern is that the yarn is worsted weight, which makes it somewhat hot and bulky for a summer knit. I guess this will be relegated to spring and fall for me...

While down at the Ellicott City section of the Patapsco River, we noticed some fun rocks. These were striped like zebras:

And these had up, one on another! Ah, the wonders of nature. ;) (Actually, it was fun to watch people cross the bridge and notice the stacked rocks. They made everyone stop and smile.)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Eeekk.. a roach!

This is the first roach we've seen in our new house!

Way more fun to discover than the ones we found I'm used to from Florida.

Mo had his first potential adoptive parent come by yesterday. As much as I don't want him to leave, I think that this person could offer the perfect home for him. We'll see. In the mean time, he's Tucker's only friend...

I had big plans for a photo shoot this weekend so that I could finally post pictures of some of my recent (and not so recent!) FOs. Unfortunately, it didn't quite happen. Didn't even come close to happening. Perhaps I'll get myself together for next weekend.

However, I did make it out to the barn for an early-morning ride. Mornings at the barn are perfect. I miss waking up to my ponies in the fog....