Friday, June 29, 2012

Art and Design Expo 2012

I got to display my knitting at the Expo again this year. Luckily I got a space right in the front on a pretty white sofa and table so the colors of my yarns looked great. Unfortunately it was 108 degrees yesterday so not many people I know made it but we did have a good turn out overall. It was fun.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I'm stuffed!

I'm making a Giraffe for a baby gift, as I've mentioned before and it seems to have given me the "stuffie" bug. I just want to knit cute little toes. Because I don't want to post images of the Giraffe, just in case, I had to knit something else too. So, an Octopus was requested and viola! The pattern is "Octopus" by Amy Gaines and I got it from the book Little Knitted Creatures. I knit the body in the round to save some seaming but the rest is as written. I have to say I think this is too cute.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Box of Venus

As I read the headlines and saw the news article about watching Venus cross in front of the sun, I thought to myself,"I wish I knew someone who would go through the trouble to make one of those boxes to watch the event live." but alas I knew no one. But wait, as I walked the dogs through the park this evening I came across a neighbor who did take the time and was diligently following the sun's progress along the grass with his cardboard box and lenses set up to project the image. And as I watched, Venus moved across the image of the sun reflected on cardboard. Too cool for school!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Visit to Rockbridge Ranch

We just got home from spending the weekend at Rockbridge Trout Ranch where I watched fishing while knitting. I wish it had been a bit warmer but otherwise I don't have a single complaint. Fish were caught, scarves were knit and all was good in the world. Really pretty place!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Just What are You Hunting?

Is it just me or Is there something strange about these two signs being in such close proximity?