Monday, July 16, 2007

Here's What's Left!

This is what's left AFTER 'baby bunny' got done with his meals (all three per day, mind you). Yes, can you believe that this plant looked much like this one in the beginning.......before 'baby bunny' set his sights on it's just a shell of it's former self. The brazeness of that little bugger and right in plain view too, without so much as a thought of "geez, I'm scared, what if someone sees me'"! Ahh well, these are some of the pitfalls of gardening, I guess, but just the same, it's not fun to watch a beautiful plant be stripped of it's color, one
branch at a time, and this is for you,'baby b':

along with go away and stay away you naughty bunny!

Okay, now that I have that out of my system, I can get down to some knitting content. I'm making some progress on my linen shawl (but with the new beta template, I can't seem to get my former % bars on here) as it's now about double the size of the picture below. I had to change from a 24" circular to a 40" one with all the stitches that are currently on the needle. This gets very wide as you go along and by the time I'm finishing up, the shawl will be all scunched up in order to fit. I guess as I knit it, about halfway through the row, I can then check for any gaping holes, etc.

I began knitting the shawl for Moi, but as I knit along I can see this being just perfect forsomeone in my family who will go unnamed for the moment, just in case she's reading my blog. I know I said it's for me, but all of you knitters out there, know how that goes. I very rarely wind up keeping anything for myself in the final analysis, but it's good to know that I can make someone happy to receive something I've created with my own two hands. So, until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful week with many fiber creations and much joy.

"Beyond all mystery is the mercy of God." Abraham J. Heschel

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Bunny Rabbits

I don't know if you can see this or not because I had to take the picture through our window and screen, but if you click on this picture and look closely you can see a baby bunny in our red petunia pot, which up until now, has been growing by leaps and bounds. Now this smart little baby is saying this to me!I couldn't believe it when my husband called me to get my camera and see just where our lovely, full petunias are going now. Ahh, well, I guesss it's safe to say this this little guy (or gal, as the case may be), won't be starving anytime soon.

This looks pretty much like me sitting in front of my computer with coffee or tea in hand, and once again, changing the template and colors of my blog. Now, why I'm driven to change this every so often, I don't know, but the urge strikes and when it does, I've got to get going and check out something new and lovely. Maybe it has to do with the fact that in my home, I don't make many changes at all, so this is my chance to break out of the mold?

I'm still working away on my 2 rippled afghans, albeit crocheted, and my shawl, as well as the Regia socks. I think 4 WIPs is more than enough to keep me busy with everything else that needs to be done. I leave you with a gorgeous sunset picture for your viewing and wish each of you a joyful week and week end.

"It's not what they take away from you that counts: it's what you do with what you have left." Hubert H. Humphrey