Friday, August 1, 2014

Cobbled Together Family

Sometimes I wish I carried my camera, any camera around.  Yesterday when I went to get the mail, I decided I didn't need to carry a cell phone all the time....of course it's then I see many deer.  I calmly walked to the house and grabbed both cameras and came back. Only two stayed for the photo shoot.  I think they were on to me.

This summer, there have been a pair of little fawns without a mother and a slightly older fawn without a mother walking about the area while I've been walking with Frodo.  Each time I'd see them, I'd rejoice that they were doing well.  We are surrounded by woods and spotting them is quite common.  I was thrilled when this older deer in the photo above adopted the three orphans and still has her own fawn to care for. A cobbled together family of sorts.

Can you believe today is the first of August?  This month will be flying by since this is the Moving Children Month.  The shift has started ever so slightly to fall.  The days are getting shorter and school supplies are displayed everywhere I turn.  The past few mornings, I've slept in to 5:30 a.m.!  What decadence :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Currently on the Needles

Oh my knitting is fabulous-I am loving each stitch of my shawl I have only three more chart patterns to go but they will go slowly because of the massive amount of stitches on the needles.  The geometric design is interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing this project blocked out!  Wearing this in the early Fall is making me quite happy to think about.  The daydreaming begins.

I finished The Interestings last week and it wasn't that interesting overall.  There were times that the plot was captivating but overall I didn't care for the characters.  So, my new read is a book I picked up while in Hilton Head, who knows how this one will be.  I only just started to read a few days ago so I haven't formed an opinion as of yet.

What's on your needles?

Joining Frontier Dreams

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Exploding with Ideas

I think I could eat a bowl of Cheerios every single day for the rest of my life.  Boring maybe but gosh I do love them so.  Today my daughter starts the two day Bar exam test....fingers crossed!  Around here the days have been mild, outside I inhale that coolness and embrace the chill in the air.

Remember a few days ago I said I wanted to finish a pair of socks.  Well, of course my left hand started to ache so I had to set aside that project and let my hand heal. My hand is fine now but I think to be safe I'll let it rest more, for some reason my dpn knitting is hard on my hands.  Using wooden needles has helped but still I get aggressive in the knitting.

I walk around day in and day out with ideas that pop into my head, visions of projects to be or maybe who should receive what gift that's been knitted by me for Christmas.  I'm exploding with ideas!  I dream of fingerless mitts or a cowl as the theme for the holidays.  What do you think?

What I love best about being a knitter is the expanse of patterns and inspiration available more so now than ever.  If I want to knit a cowl, within a matter of minutes I've gathered many patterns for my perusal.  How can the internet be so awesome and give me this information instantaneously and yet the same internet can steal away my time?  Oh the balance...

When the ideas are teaming and flowing over the brim of my mind, I jot them down-make notes and try to flesh out my budding creations.  Perhaps that lovely cold front that breezed through yesterday is the reason for this desire to handle some alpaca and wool.  Does it matter the why?  Whenever inspiration strikes, I frantically capture each one on paper with my favorite pen.

Joining Write ALM July Prompts by Amanda