Monday, May 12, 2008


I'm getting "complaints" (Melissa) that I'm not blogging enough or showing any pictures so here ya go. The moving is slowly getting better as we get more stuff in one place. It is really a pain trying to live and work out of two places so I'll be really glad we complete the move and have everything in one place, even as messy as it is until we get it all organized!

First, some super cuteness. This is Harmony. He is about 6 or 7 months old now. Check out the do! After he was sheared, check out the polka dots we found on him!!!

Next, check out these awesome wines I found at a book and wine store in Blue Ridge. We haven't tried them out yet but the labels alone were enough to make me purchase them.

Then there is the birds nest that has been built in our roof awning. There actually are teeny weenie baby birds now but I could never get a picture with their little heads sticking up!

And finally, the water snake we saw in our pond!!! Pretty cool, eh?

So far our wildlife count includes water snake, turtles, scorpions, honey bees, geese, songbirds, herons, bass, brim, minnows (all in our large pond) frogs, toads and about a billion tadpoles in our small pond.

We are loving it so far! I bet you guys are all wondering by now if I really even know HOW to knit since I haven't posted any knitting in so long. I simply have not had the time lately and I can't seem to get my needles, yarn, roving, wheel, patterns and body all in the same location to get anything started. My goal is to get ALL my fiber supplies up at the new place this week because I am really itching to get a project started!!

AND..........does anyone out there have a simple, free knitting pattern that they have written (for maybe a shawl or a baby blanket) that they would be willing to donate to me? I would like a pattern that has been tested by another knitter and that you have pictures of that I could include in an auction goody bag. It would be a little promotion for you and I would certainly keep your credit information intact. If you do, please email me at I would need the pattern, a picture and (of course) your permission. It needs to be something that can be knit with alpaca yarn or an alpaca blend (wool, silk, bamboo, etc.). Thanks!!!


theyarnwhisperer said...

what a cute alpaca. I do not now, nor ever have liked snakes. Snakes are one sure thing to make me running screaming no matter how benign the snake may be. Turtles, however, I love.

theyarnwhisperer said...

I Don't Like Snakes and I cannot lie
Not a serpent-loving kind of guy
When a snake crawls round
I'm off the ground
And headed for the sky.

theyarnwhisperer said...

I think Amy might have a baby blanket that she made of her own sheer genius one time. You might want to send her an email.

evilsciencechick said...


the SB has strong grapefruit notes - PERFECT for summer. I wish the package stores around here stocked it! soooo yummy :)

KSee said...

what a cutie. You have to love that face. Love the pictures

LittleWit said...

Those wines are a trip. I especially like the picture on the Dyed in the Wool bottle. I hope your chaos settles soon and you achieve some level of organization. :)

Carol said...

Oh Harmony is the cutest! He (she?) has alpaca dots!

knitting dragonfly said...

Wow a big ooooo cute for all of the pictures.

turtlegirl76 said...

Pardon me whilst I have the heebie jeebies over the water snakes.

The Chickengoddess said...

I am noticing a shocking lack of chickens at your new home. Please let me know when I can come up and fix that. Thank you.

Jane said...

I have a lace shawl I designed (with help from Barbara Walker.) It's easy to do and since I knit it myself from the directions, I'm pretty sure it's error free.