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Friday, January 28, 2011

Good Foggy Morning!

Yesterday and today have been days for finishing projects.  I was able to clear off a place in my bedroom and put away lots of yarn just purchased (shame on this yarn addict!).  I have decided to start the deep cleaning process from one corner of the bedroom and work my way out, taking a box with me to collect those things that need to go "elsewhere" and in the trash.  It was a bit of a chore just making it out of the corner!

Today is the computer room, but I'm of the mind to trade it for my bathroom! Easier.  

Also, yesterday I finished the cutest cap for my niece in Boston. She is having her first baby in February and I thought she might need a pick-me-up for herself. You who have had children know how hard it is on the emotions, and then everyone comes to see baby, but you are set aside.  I wanted her to have something to keep her cheery and feeling feminine.

She is a really pretty girl - looks great in all sorts of hats, so I made the Slouchy Beret from the Drew Embrowsky booklet, "In All Caps" - and I think it turned out quite lovely.  A tad big, but I guess that is the idea. I think with her really curly hair it will be just the ticket. 

What do you think?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Leaning Tower Stitch square

This is another square with the Tower Stitch used instead of a Granny Stitch.  I like the extra twist it gives to the square, as well as the added texture.  I do think it looks a tad skiddywhampus, but that would go for a granny square, too.

This is for the Uptown/Downtown swap in VC on Ravelry.

The designer of the stitch is Bill Elmore, and Edie Eckman has it in two of her books.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Morning Photos

These were taken the 21st of December when the early fog was coming in - could not resist the photo from atop our hill - makes it look like the valley is snowed in completely....well, it WAS covered in snow, but not THAT deep!

The first one is that of the Moon going down and the fog beginning to come in off the Snake River.

The next one is after the moon went down and the sun started coming up - and the fog REALLY rolled in! you can see in the background that the hills are getting covered.

The last photo is of my neighbor's home. I like to take a photo each season and share a few with them - they always look like something you could put on a greeting card.

These are all in COLOR - although Mother Nature seems to have made them look like black and white!