Weeks Until Football Season: 9/11/16 = 26 weeks
Our Corner of Rose Hill:
|On Mercer Island|
photo by Bill Mohn
We also had utility trucks in the drive for two days this past week locating each type of utility and spray painting everywhere. Bill said they marked gas all the way down our driveway. We tried to get natural gas 15 or 20 years ago and the bid was over $10,000. So we got a propane tank instead and have a propane stove in the kitchen and propane to the gas log fire in the living room. If we find out that gas was here all along we will be pretty amazed and a bit disappointed.
Special Guests: Bill and I have guests all the time, two or three times a week. We consider each guest very special and love to have quality time with our friends. The guest I want to mention now, loves to come to visit and wants me to tell the world (my blog) how special and smart and wonderful she is. All of that is true and we are always honored when Lucy comes to visit.
|after play time with Bill|
|sorry this is blurry, these two just |
don't hold still for a photo
For Knitters, mostly: Just a Warning
So many projects! I was traveling and knitting and hanging out and knitting and cooking and knitting and anyway look at all the goodies.
Seahawks Scoreboard Scarf: This was a fun way to mix to of my passions; football and knitting. I am so glad I did this in fingering weight yarn or it would have been ginormous. I had a skein of The Sheep’s Clothing and Avocado in my stash so I thought it was just perfect but those high scoring games blew that out of the water. In mid December I had to order more yarn and it took a while to get so I am just now finishing up the project. There is a round of knitting in blue for each point the Seahawks scored and a round of knitting in green for each point the other team scored. Each ‘game’ is divided by a silver lace row and when a game went into overtime there is a purl bump row so this scarf literally tells the score of each game in order.
Mix It Up Cowl: This was a very quick knit. I needed something to go with my awesome new boots. I got the boots as a Christmas gift and I LOVE them. Now turquoise is my new favorite color.
Otterly Fun Homework: This project was a homework assignment and I do like it, but it is ridiculously long. The first try was 300 stitches and that was way to short so I cast on 500, that was way to long. I will make it again sometime and I will cast on 400 stitches, that should be just right.
Taste the Fandom Mariner: This set of gradient yarn was just so many happy colors I had to do something with it. It isn’t something I will wear a lot but it sure makes me smile to look at it.
Of course there are other projects on my knitting needles and I am also working on a cross-stitch project. I haven't done cross-stitch in years, I think I quit doing cross-stitch projects as my eyes got worse but now that I have bionic lenses in each eye I am enjoying this art form again.
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