Saturday, December 29, 2007

My new housemate

I have a new resident in my condo. Her name - as delivered to me is Angel Eyes. This is a temporary name as to me, Angel Eyes was the bad in Good, Bad and Ugly. This lady is too pretty for that.

Her eyes are an awesome green - more emerald than is showing here. This photo is the one which made me very interested in meeting her. It was taken by feralcatfriend and I want her to have the credit for the photo. I'll post more when Angel is more settled and less shy.

I've always said I'm a sucker for green eyes - and C always thought it was him......... that'll learn him!

I finished the felted bag for DDIL and one for DGD too. I forgot to get the photos first.

Mystic Waters is still on the needles and I'm almost finished with chart C. Five more charts and I'll be finished with that beauty.

So, from my home to yours - Have a very Happy New Year!
This is the 2nd time I've gotten these orchids to bloom - and I've had them almost 8 years. There are now a total of 7 blooms. I'm on week 2 of the blooming.

They are dendrobium orchids from Lowe's. Apparently they need to be outside during the summer and until the temp drops to around 40 at night. Then they can come in and will make buds.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tis the season

So why has it been in the 70's for the past 3 days? Oh well, I can be jolly in spite of the warm weather. I went to the main Library today to get a library card and start browsing and loved the lights in the city as I was going home.

Knitting has been interesting. I've started the fuscia blossoms for the Market Tote. They are hard on my hands so I still have 2 inside petals on the first one. Then two more flowers, felt and done. Hopefully done by Christmas.

Mystic Waters has released the final clue - and I'm on the second. Should finish clue 2 and start clue 3 tomorrow.

Celtic Tote is on the sidelines for a bit. Since it is for me, I guess I can wait a bit for it. Also on the sidelines are Autumn Rose, Fair Isle Pullover, and the silver shawl for the daughter.

Next is to find gifties for granddaughter 1 who has a birthday the 22nd with Christmas right after. Grandson 1 is all set. Grandkiddles 3-5 will probably have late gifts from me as I'm making them. They are the only grandkids on their Dad's side so won't be short of presents.

So wishing you and yours all the joy of the season. Enjoy!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oops and other words

Well, I had my Mystic Waters in a bag while I was going out of town. I had stopped in the middle of a row - first mistake. Then I started to take the knitting out of the bag - without looking -- second mistake. Tugging was the final mistake. All sorts of stitches fell off needles and unzipped themselves. After saying oops and other words not to be mentioned here, I ended up finishing the oops and unraveling the whole thing and starting again.

Almost done with chart A. I seriously doubt I'll be ready for the next installment (6?) when it comes out on Wednesday. I'm so glad I'm enjoying this knitting!