Thursday, October 22, 2009

My knitting projects

Thought I would show some of what I have been doing while I have not been blogging. This first is called a shawlette, it is smaller than a shawl. Made out of 100% Merino Wool, so soft. Next my first attempt at hand knit socks. The pattern is boot, or ski socks. I will use them as house socks. I had to make socks before I could register for the Christmas Stocking class. I did enjoy making them, made both in 4 days.
This scarf is for my mother for Christmas (she doesn't blog, so she won't see it).
Another scarf, this one is so very, very easy and fast to knit.
Market bag, just throw this one in your purse and pull it out at the register instead of getting their plastic.
A baby jacket
another baby jacket
and yet another baby jacket. The 3rd photo comparing the size of the orange and white baby jacket to the brown one. Not much difference.

In an earlier post I showed the orange and white baby jacket and Mason in his wallaby sweater. Below is Noah in his wallaby sweater, with his proud Mom (Wendy).
You can click here and see Noah with 2 blankets I knit him before he was born. Wendy's post is nice and he is so cute (can you tell I am the Granny?!?)
I actually have more but that is all I have photos of for today's post. Yesterday I went to Newfound Gap to see the colors, very disappointing. At Newfound Gap the leaves were all gone, think that snow took them right off the trees. At the bottom of the mountains the colors are just getting started good so will have to go back again, just not to the top.

I hope everybody is doing good, and I will try to get around to visiting all of you.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cleome in the previous post

I am sorry, I did forget to tell the name of the flower. I bought Burpee Signature Heirloom package of Cleome Queen Mix. I know they do re-seed, so I know if the blooms get to mature before it gets too cold here I should have more next year. The package showed the color I posted (below) and a white, and a pale lavender-almost white.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Falls Blooms in the yard

I planted a package of seeds in the spring. The package says the seedlings emerge in 14-21 days. First I only got ONE out of the whole pack and it just now came up.The bud emerged late last week. The first 2 photos were taken Tuesday morning.
The next 4 photos were taken Friday morning as I left to go to a knitting workshop.

I really do like these flowers, and I guess they were worth the wait, just not worth the money I spent. Sure hope they come back next year. One plant for a package of seed is terrible.
The daylily, "Dainy Eyes", was taken Friday morning too. Still have a few blooms here and there, as you can see there are still more buds on this one.
I went to a knitting workshop on fairisle knitting. I am knitting a Christmas stocking, or two. The workshop was great! We found out earlier this week John and Lindsey's baby (due in February) is a girl. 2 grandsons, we were hoping for a granddaugther this time. Hope everybody is doing fine.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pair of Silver Spotted Skippers

These photographs of a pair of Silver Spotted Skippers was taken earlier in the year. The first 3 photographs are very similiar but notice in the first one the skipper in the back is turned looking at the one closer to the camera.
One thing I found interesting is the color difference of the wings together and the wings open.
I am still seeing a few butterflies, but it has turned fairly cool here this week so I don't guess I will be seeing them for long. Also, this morning saw 2 Eastern Bluebirds checking out my birdhouse on the deck (the one I had so many photos of the Tree Swallows at this past spring), I sure hope they were looking for a winter home and not crazy enough be starting another family this late.
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