Friday, August 8, 2008
Oh yeah, that's 91 cast-on stitches baby!!! Woo hoo! I am really making progress now! (Geese added in background for dramatic effect). So, I started Hey Teach! this morning for the Ravelympics and that's as far as I've gotten thus far. I have a really hard time knitting during the day (which is why it takes me forever to finish projects) so I am usually an evening knitter when everything else around the house is done. During the day I don't like to be still long enough to knit! So, getting this project done is going to require day time knitting which is going to be a challenge for me.
Take a look at the geese (I know, they are hard to see). Those are the babies! You can't even tell them from the parents now. They just started flying and I thought one of them was going to smack into the house yesterday. Their aim for landing is still a bit "off" shall we say. I looked out the window and I saw this goose honking like crazy and heading for the house with his wings all spread out and his feet flared out right in front of him. I wish I had a picture of it! Luckily, he missed the house and ended up in the backyard. Needless to say, he seriously overshot the pond and I had to go chase him out of the back yard so he could figure out that he was going to have to fly off the hill to go get back to the pond and the rest of his family. They flew in this morning and I believe everyone actually hit the pond so their techniques seem to be improving.
I know it's small but take a look at this Kingfisher that landed on our umbrella yesterday! I had to take the picture from inside the house because I knew that as soon as I opened the door he was going to take off - and he did.
And, anyone ever seen a velvet ant? I didn't have time to go get the camera so I swiped this picture off the net. I have never seen anything like this before! Unbelievable that Mr. Man knew exactly what it was!
OK - back to my Olympic event. Good luck to everyone who has entered!