Friday, April 30, 2010

Remember Folks - You Heard It Here First!

That's right. You heard it here first. "Heard what?" you ask? I.finished.knitting.the.rosebud.cardigan!

No. No photos please.
Instead of blocking the final sleeve and sewing it in so that I have a whole cardigan to model. I spent my evening celebrating with a mug of tea, my new Victoria magazine, some quilting and the good dog on my bed.

Stay tuned, more to follow.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rx : More Fiber!

Does this look familiar? No, I didn't just re-post the photo from October. But it's related. My bunion-ectomy went well, but it turns out the screw holding the joint in place was too long. Lot o' pain!
Well, this morning the screw came out and sock knitting has commenced. This isn't nearly so bad as the previous procedure, which is why I chose to knit socks, rather than a cardigan!

Up and about in a very few short days.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wooly Scarf

Just in time for warm, Spring weather . . .

A pretty wooly, white scarf for Sunshine . . .

She's hoping the weather turns cold again so she has a reason to wear it!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday El Guapo!

Some Crabapple blossoms for El Guapo's birthday.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

More Pillowcases

More pillowcases finished!

The green pair is for El Guapo and I - even though the quilt in our room is pink and yellow!

The lavender ones are Sunshine's - I wanted a better photo now the sun is out.

I used blue crochet thread for the trim. I really like how it turned out.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Please - Just (s)Leeve Me Alone!

Well! Aren't we pleased with ourselves! One sleeve done, one to go. The cardigan is a bit on the short side - maybe that will change with some more aggressive blocking - but if not, Cheerleader assures me that it is cute the way it is. Bummer that you have to get this far before you can discover that maybe it is a bit short! Loving the bobbles and wheatear rib stitch.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Tea


Sandwiches: Ham; Cucumber; and Radish
Deviled Eggs
Scones with homemade Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream
French Frangipane Tart with Berries
Irish Afternoon Tea

Every year since Cheerleader was born, we have celebrated Easter with a fancy tea. Some years fancier than others - One year the girls wore their swim suits with rubber boots (the weather was very uncertain that day.)

This year the gluten-free scones came out PERFECT!
I wish I knew why.
Then maybe I could do it again.

The tart was really nice also.

Nice berries.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


This is the crabapple tree. Photo taken on April 1. I was going to try to get a better shot - it was really windy on the 1st and the photo is kinda blurry. Since then, however, we have had gale force winds and pounding rain. Squint your eyes and it doesn't look so bad!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I don't know where you fall on the International Date Line, but in our neck of the woods, it's April 1. I woke this morning to frosty roofs (rooves?) and lawns and SUN - which I think even Noah was happy to see - and he only had 40 days of rain.

These first two photos were taken last week (which just proves that my earlier dig at the weather was a slight exaggeration).

This photo was taken yesterday after much rain. There was an inch of snow in a nearby town, but only flurries of pear blossom petals in our back yard.