Thursday, September 30, 2010

Phase One Complete!

I am happy to announce that Phase One of Pat's Operation Feline Rescue is a success! Some sorry individual threw out a momma cat and her three kittens and they have been hiding in the woods much to near the road for me. She is very skittish and wary of humans, who can blame her?

I went out with some canned tuna and the kittens came running. Momma wasn't there. I picked up the kittens after they had eaten and took them to the house and gave them some water. I went back out to the road to look for momma and didn't find her. When I got back to the house she was in the front yard with the kittens! Such a smart little girl! She most definitely does not like me any where near those kittens, but she did actually take a bite of food from my hand. Take a good look at the closer photo of momma....she is slightly cross-eyed! She looks to have a bit of Siamese in her.

My plan is to let her be for a few days and simply provide food and water until she calms down a bit and I can get her into a carrier along with her kittens and get her to someone who can provide her a home. I am allergic and cats just don't last long out here in the country unless there are dogs around to keep the predators away.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A BIG piece of Pi

As I already noted, I started with 1,500 yds of yarn for this project, which only called for around 1,400, and, not wanting to waste a yard of it, I decided to keep on going until I am out of yarn. The last two skeins have a bit darker shading and I rather like the way it looks so far shading darker toward the outside.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Almost there

I am on the last repeat of the last section of my Shetland Pi Shawl. I decided to do a different lace pattern for part 4 after I saw the Willow Leaf pattern for another Pi shawl on Ravelry. Photos to follow soon.....lots of stitches crammed on the needle make it difficult to take a good shot. I had 1,500 yds to work with so I have enough to do 6 repeats of part 4 of the Willow Leaf be followed by a wide section of lattice lace to finish.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Do I begin to see a pattern?

In looking back over my postings of shawl photos I seem to notice a common theme here....GREEN! Well, it IS my fav color after all.

New Shawl

Inspiration hit about 10pm last night....along with a pretty good steroid buzz from the Medrol Dose Pack for my poison oak.....couldn't sleep.....couldn't turn off my creative side. The result is Crest of the Wave Half Pi Shawl. I have one skein of Malabrigo sock yarn in Solis colorway and will see how far that will take me on a size 8 (5mm) addi lace turbo. I may decide to buy another skein of coordinating yarn to finish it off.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Shawl Pin

I have a cute little shawl pin that I ordered from Romi a couple of years ago that looks nice with my Stonington Shawl.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pine Cones Anyone?

We have about a dozen pine trees in our yard and the 4 biggest trees have huge cones on them. I have to pick them up before I mow because they dull the blades on the riding mower and can be quite dangerous when they fly out from under the mower. I usually toss them out or burn them to get rid of them, but I am saving some for friends who do crafts. This batch is from the larger trees and they are as big as my hand.