I got home from work this evening (a phrase that will leave my vocab-
ulary within not-few-enough weeks) and was putting my things away when I noticed activity out of the corner of my eye. Bless their hearts. I cannot imagine what they have found to munch on. It is so arid here and they are totally hay dependent, but I was charmed by their togetherness. That green at the bottom actually is part of our property but without a fence...well, you see how complex it is here.
And speaking of here, as in our place, let me set the record straight. I am just as terrified of snakes as anyone else. If I didn't have a blog, I would never have chased that snake for those pictures. Ian clearly thought I was out of my mind. And as for the State buyback that I just paid for? When I left my job at the University, my ex-husband wanted to withdraw my contribution to pay for a car which he drove for one year and then sold. That should tell you everything you need to know about him. Anyway, what I paid for was my contribution plus the interest. It was an offer I couldn't refuse - really.
I'm having a lot of fun with my fingerless gloves from the Noro sock yarn. It's a single-ply and my color bits are not, but so far it seems to be working.
I cannot ever remember a project that has been this much fun. I just knit and change color or pattern. I made a swatch in the beginning to know how many stitches to cast on for the elbow, and for me that was 63, since my first pattern was a 9 stitch repeat. I have decreased between patterns as I progressed towards the wrist. I still have no serious pattern and obviously don't have the heart of a pattern designer. I'm trying to decide now if I'm going to try to repeat the second fingerless glove, or just keep the shape and color bits and make a compliment. I need to buy anothe skein of this stuff so I can do it again. This is very much fun and I've needed some knitting fun.
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