Apparently all my writing skills are going into the book right now. I didn’t realize this until I sat down just now to write a blog post – and nothing came.
So I’ll leave you with a quick note. If you checked in about test-knitting: THANK YOU! I believe I’m all set for the moment. I believe I have gotten back in touch with everyone. And if you’re just now thinking test-knitting sounds like fun drop me a note. I’ll have more patterns needing testing in a few months (ha, assuming I get through the writing of them and the editing of these alive)
And secondly, look! Jake is wearing Moxy-cat as a hat.
Yeah, they love each other.
(See? Pets as blog content. Works every time.)
Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning because I’m sleepy and warm and just don’t wanna.
Other times it’s just plain hard to get out of bed with all the snuggly critters in the way!
With all the traveling we did in November I have to say I’m really looking forward to a quiet, cozy December. One with lots of knitting in it!
I think our animals have been feeling neglected with their people so far from home.
I mean, don’t they look soooooooo pitiful? Clearly we need to spend more time with them…
(you’ll have to excuse Neil, he’s not feeling well. He’d be mortified to learn I’m putting this picture of him on the interweb)
yes, these photos are all from last saturday, sometimes I fall behind. But it was soooo pretty I couldn’t resist spending the day outside
with my knitting, and a book.
Neil joined me, he was brewing up an IPA
It’ll be tasty* as the spring warms up, I’m sure!
Watching the chickens mill around and try to figure out how to steal some beer grains provided good entertainment
Jake and Reggie spent the whole day outside, rolling in the dry grass, and finding bones that we’d gotten tired of tripping over and threw into the woods.
Apparently nothing tastes as good as a bone you’ve found in the woods.
Moxy took the important job of holding down the blocking sweater so it wouldn’t blow away.
And peanut hung out, chased invisible things, and stiffed the breeze.
*Super hoppy beers are not my favorite – but Neil is pretty good at making things with hops that are still pretty mellow. He’s good that way!
Neil and I had a photo shoot for his new peace fleece sweater over the weekend. I wanted to take pictures that looked like November, and the remaining snow pack in the woods is melting quickly.
On our walk we found another stream.
And a gorgeous piece of exposed slate cliff. It has the most beautiful coating of moss, and the colors of the moss, ferns, and slate were a perfect backdrop for the ancient fern colorway of the sweater.
The animals came on the walk with us. What? Your cats don’t go for walks?
I love the mood of this photo, but the focus was wonky on my camera. It makes a nice preview, I think.
I’ve caught someone’s cold (either Neil’s or the one going around at work) I feel like my head is full of water. Which is especially odd because the drip in my cubicle (which was a deluge yesterday, and managed to ruin my computer as well as a lot of paperwork) echos through my head in the weirdest way…
I wish I was at home, with Moxy cat sleeping on top of me still…