Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sermonfly Socks, aka 11 of 12 finished

Pattern: Dragonfly Socks
Started: July 31, 2009
Finished: August 11, 2009

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Tahoe
Needles: 2.5 mm
Size: 8

For: Deacon P, who preached one Sunday about watching nymphs splitting open into dragonflies, as she starts a new chapter in her ministry.

To quote wiki:
When the larva is ready to metamorphose into an adult, it climbs up a reed or other emergent plant. Exposure to air causes the larva to begin breathing. The skin splits at a weak spot behind the head and the adult dragonfly crawls out of its old larval skin, pumps up its wings, and flies off to feed on midges and flies.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Drive-by road trip shots

As I fall ever more behind, you get more drive-by post/shots. Maybe someday I'll catch up with my life. (Right. Who am I kidding.)
Anyways, the first weekend in August (I know, two weeks ago) I drove up to see the closing night of the latest play DTE was working on for the summer. The set was great, the singing and dancing was great, the sound quality and mixing was excellent! (Want to guess who was running the sound board?) The play was Saturday night, she had to strike the set on Sunday, so I had the day to myself. What is a person to do but go hang out at the lake with their camera and knitting?

The water wasn't as busy as the last time we were there.

(The swimming wasn't either. It was a lot warmer the last time too.)

But there was evidence of a lot of activity on the rocks;

I added to the rock activity by hanging out on them with the well-traveled socks I worked on the last time I was "Up North,"

The socks and I enjoyed the lake,

played with the camera,

and introduced the "in-progress" socks to the joys of the water.


We hung out there for awhile, then wandered around to play with the camera some more and see what else there was.


There were dogs; I wonder what Simon and Sadie would think of the lake? Oh, wait, I know. They would be thrilled with all the people to pet them and cover with basset slobber.


There were also some gulls.

Lots of gulls.


I don't know what possessed them to think I wanted them to stand on the roof of my car. (Maybe it was the fries I was eating while leaning on my bumper?)

After the snack, the socks, camera, and I enjoyed watching "extreme unicycle" practicing.


Well, now I am only two weeks behind; with any luck I will get us all caught up on children, visitors, socks, cats, gardens, and anything else I can think of in the next few days. (Don't be holding your breath though. I wouldn't want anyone turning blue out there.)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Drive by knitting shots

I did a "test knit" for Jessi a while back. She designed the "Pretty Paws Cotton Dishcloth" and needed to make sure the beta version was bug free, and I was happy to be able to give it a bug-free report! (For some reason I kept having trouble getting a good picture of both the paw image and the color, but I promise it is a great dishcloth! It also makes an excellent napkin, just in case anyone is wondering.) You can find the pattern over on the "free patterns" page on her website.

On July 31st, I finally finished the second Dr. Who scarf that was started way back when.

I decided to celebrate the scarf being done by casting-on a pair of socks. I am getting close to finishing those up,hopefully in the next day or two; which is excellent as I have another pair I really want to have finished by the 20th.

Drive-by veggie shots

Since I am so far behind on so many updates around here, I decided this approach was better than no approach. (Plus maybe I will feel a little bit caught up so as to get back to semi-regular posting without feeling like am forgetting stuff.)
So here are (very) fast updates for our veggies for the last three weeks. (Really? That far behind?)
July 24
Green Top Carrots
Salad Mix
Braising Greens
Greenhouse Cucumbers
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes and Round Red Tomatoes
Swiss Chard

The fruit share was a box of Pluots. (Which were very, very yummy, just in case you are wondering if you should get any.)


July 31
Fresh Shallots
Salad mix
Round Red Tomatoes
Green Kale
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes

August 7
Red Russian Kale
Round Red Tomatoes
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes


The fruit share this week was some more Pluots plus red and black grapes.