Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snow is on the way....

The bird feeders have had a frenzy of activity all afternoon.  A sure sign that the weatherman is probably correct in his prediction of 3-5 inches of snow by tomorrow night. Cardinal's, Junco's, Sparrows, Finch, and the darling little Chickadee's shared the seed.  Was able to capture this photo of the Chickadee's.  They have such a happy song and are always a delight to see.  This year we were fortunate to have them nest in the hole in an old Magnolia tree - we were about to take the tree down when we spotted their nest.

The squirrels too were busy.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blogging Friends Forever Award

Blogging Friends Forever Award

The generosity came from  Maggie R. Be sure to visit her Blog.. Lots to see there. Thanks Maggie for your kindness. I surely appreciate it.  Now I must pass this honor along.....

The Rules of this award are :

1. 5 People are allowed to receive this award

2 4 dedicated followers

3. 1 New follower to your blog who lives in another part of the world.

4. Please link back to the person who gave you this award.

So here are the friends I am passing this award along to...

1.  Linda at    Linda B ~ Threads of Love

2.  Dot at        Dot's Life and Art

3.  Aryd’ell at  Gypsy's Ramblings

4.  Arline  at    Arline-ABeadLady

5.  Hideko at    Hideko Isheda -- Crazy Quilting

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beginning of 4th pair of socks

This is just too much fun -- and practical too -- here is the beginning of my "Thanksgiving Socks" ~~ these are a heavier yarn but feel so good on the feet. 

I highly recommend knitting your own socks -- 


Saturday, November 15, 2008

I will learn how...I will learn how... I will.........

Still trying -- here is my latest attempt at 4 DPN sock knitting -- I love the yarn and happy bright colors -- now I just have to learn how to get the ribbing and tension right --- practice makes perfect, right? LOL It is a lot of fun, very relaxing and very portable.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Woke up to 30 degree temperature this morning -- a rude awakening that winter is close at hand. Glad I finished this sock last night (have to stitch toe closed) and today will get it's mate underway. Need to keep the feet warm LOL.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

One of the things on my "Bucket List"............

Loved the idea of the "bucket list" from the movie (didn't see the movie) ~~ a list of things you would like to accomplish, etc. before you "kick the bucket".  My list is so very long I hope to be around at least another 100 years to make 
a dent it it.

Anyway, one of the things I have always wanted to do was to learn to knit socks -- great project for a beginner, right?  Well, thanks to the enthusiasm and encouragement of a group of special friends, 
I gave it a try.  

Here are my first 2 socks -- now to get their mates done.  I hope to have the blue mate done tomorrow some time, and then on to the multi colored/stripped sock's mate.  This is really fun and 4 double pointed needles is doable and I am having such fun learning. LOL.

November 10, 2008 ~~~ Finished mate to my bulky weight slipper socks: