Friday, April 30, 2010

school may day celebration...

... hanging with your bff

... and discussing things with your classmates

Monday, April 26, 2010

ummm, excuse me...

a talented photographer took this picture of a female downy woodpecker.  i found it here.

i SAW a female downy woodpecker this afternoon, trying to peck a hole in my concrete street light pole.

she gave up pretty quickly.  exercise in futility.

what a pretty bird!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


chilly morning for us!
it was down in the 30's overnight...  it's april!  we're supposed to be sleeping with the windows open by now ;-)

good thing we all have hand-knit warmies to keep us cozy!

ETA:  it's chillier at 9 am than it was at 8!  i'm wearing BOTH of my original hand-knits -- the yertle AND the cozy moeby.  the house is now warmed up to 62°.

Friday, April 16, 2010

the world's ugliest dishcloths!

but this is what i knit in baja, using up some kitchen cotton and apparently trying every technique i could remember for making a square.
my favorite is the second from the left -- the grandma's dishcloth that took a left turn, and then got a mitered section.

small fry

Saturday, April 10, 2010

i'm back...

... and yes, it was lovely!

i have knitting to share, but no pic's 'til tomorrow.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

oh how i love my time in baja

so here's a copy of a little video i made and posted last year.  it was taken with my cell phone's limited video feature, so quality isn't great, but i LOVE how the music goes with the kite's rise and fall.

i should be grocery shopping and packing bathing suits, but i'm thinking about knitting. what should i bring? i like knitting cotton down there, because it can be a little warm, sticky and sandy for wool projects. i'm bored with my current projects, even my "must.finish.this.soon" projects i'd like to have in place for workshop samples. i want to buy new yarn. there. i've said it. like i don't have enough.

OH wait -- i just had an idea! i have some cotton that's been sitting around forever halfway knit into a sweater for my daughter. it was not coming together so i finally frogged it. i saw this scarf on ravelry. it's exactly the same as the multi-directional scarf i just finished, only with 1x1 ribbing instead of seed stitch or garter. it would be awesome with different colored snakey triangles in hot pink, sunshine yellow and bright turquoise!

thanks for the chat. that really helped!  ツ

the grocery shopping and the packing will commence, right after i take these pictures...see you next week!