Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lots of Stuff Today

This is Stormy. She is our mustang. This is her winter coat of black and mud. I don't know if you can tell but she is sound asleep. I have to call her name so that I don't startle her. She'll let me sit on the ground next to her and pet her. Don't kids always look so sweet when they are asleep?

People are always asking me if the peacocks can fly. Yes, they can. Here is one perched in a tree out front keeping watch. They sleep in the trees at night. I had to use a zoom lens because he is so high in the tree. You can tell it's a he even though he hasn't grown in his full tail yet. When there are leaves on the trees the peacocks are almost invisible.

So. I got this package from my youngest daughter in the mail in the early summer. The package said "do not open until Christmas". So the unopened package has been sitting in my office since then. And since then my house cat, Patches, has been sleeping on the box. She had the box all formed to her shape and would jump up and sleep in it while I was working in the office. I thought I would be able to open the box and save it's squished shape so she could continue to sleep in it. The box was so squished out of shape there was no saving it. So imagine my surprise to find my cat has been sleeping on a Coach handbag for months! She is a cat of excellent tastes.

I can almost see China. This is part of our back lawn. Charlotte has chosen this spot to dig. There are a few other spots but this seems to be her favorite. The hole is about a foot deep. The muddier it is the more she likes it. I know she will outgrow the digging. But in the meantime our lawn is a mess. As long as she doesn't dig up the sprinkler system we are good. It's not the nicest lawn around and it will be easily repaired next summer. I hope.

And I wasn't content to have just one project on the needles. Since I ripped out the mess that was Shannon's sweater I've been feeling guilty. So day before yesterday I cast on for this shrug. I'm loving the pattern. Again, pattern enough to be interesting, but simple enough you can watch TV. The pattern is from Crystal Palace and I think it's free. I have no idea if I have enough yarn. Let's hope so. I really don't want to do this again.


  1. Beautiful photos. Can't wait to see all of your finished projects. I'm glad that you and Darryl had a good time on Christmas.

  2. I am so glad that you like the purse.

    Is that shrug made out the yarn from Shannon's sweater you ripped or a different yarn? I like the texture of the pattern, it photographed very well!

  3. I was wondering if the first picture was a horse or Charolotte. Hahahaha! I hope C outgrows her digging. Gretta still does it. She's destroyed the new lawn we put in a few years back. I told Dave, she's an advertisement for fake lawn.

    Great yarn. It's similar to some my mother and law turned into a dress years ago. It was really pretty. I love how your picture brought back that memory.

    Hmmmm....a present you had to sit on for months. Now that's mean. LOL! Sounds like something I'd do.