What's going on around here is not much.......and a lot. There has been very little knitting going on lately. It's not that it's been too hot. I don't believe that stuff about not knitting in the summer because of the heat. That's what air conditioning is made for, in my opinion. It's been a matter of time. Tending puny lambs, mowing and gardening seem to have taken up most of my time.
The lambs are sooo much better. After their first round of Levamisole, they bounced back quickly and are eating and gaining weight again. They look really good now, which is a big relief. The mowing has slowed down considerably because we have had very little rain. We seem to be in the magic dry spot right now because there are farms just down the road from us with lush green grass. Thankfully, the temperature has cooled down and the humidity is much, much lower this week. So, for however long it lasts, we're enjoying it.
|( The basket was in the chair to keep her out of it. Now what do I do ? )|
|( Nap-time )|
So, back to the knitting. While I have many projects on the needles, these little slippers are about the only thing I've finished in weeks. I stumbled upon them on Ravelry ( you know, that black hole that's so easy to fall down ) and thought, if there are that many knitters making them, they must be good. They are fun to knit and if you spend some time on Ravelry looking at all the different versions, you can tell they are easy to reinterpret to suit your own personal style. I think mine are calling out for some little knitted flowers, ala Kristin Nicholas.
p.s. Those of you wondering why there are no lambs, chickens, cats and peafowl on the lamb-cam right now---we are off-the-air for a little while. We will be switching servers soon and then be back up and running. Honestly, you're not missing much at the moment. The lambs are only coming in at night to eat grain and then I'm making them go back outside. Next up on the to-do list is using Mike's new Bobcat to clean out the barn and put down new gravel. ( And, I'm very excited about that. What does that tell you about me ? )
Oh boy, I do feel for you - having your peace and quiet during the day interrupted by all those men. You will get nothing done for weeks. I know - that's what happened last year to me.ReplyDelete
But at least your place will look gorgeous for the big day! Good luck. Love the little felted slippers. Can't wait to see the embroidery!
Love the present greys of your house. Are you going to change the color? Got a big chuckle out of "The Bun" on the basket in the chair. That's what a kittiy-cat would do....maybe there is some cat in your bunny. :-)ReplyDelete
Judi A - No, not changing the colors. I love how the grays settled the house into the landscape. It looks very natural because we have a lot of stonework---chimneys, terrace, retaining walls, sidewalks. All the stone came from right here on the farm, out of the two creeks that flow through.ReplyDelete
That photo of Phoebe sleeping is too cute!! Rabbits really are cat-like in so many ways....like getting into everything they aren't supposed to. She is precious.ReplyDelete
The bunny is such a cutie! And the duffers are wonderful. I am going to try a pair too. Good luck with the house re-do. We are going to be replacing the main water supply line on Wednesday and not looking forward to that, but it is a little annoyance compared to what you have going on. I am sure the results will be totally worth it!ReplyDelete
I miss Lamb Cam! What does that tell you about me? HA, HA!ReplyDelete
Cute CUTE! And that darn bunny. Must. Resist.ReplyDelete
Would my Fleury yarn work for the slippers?
Those slippers are SO cute! And that bunny... you are tempting me. But no, SHEEP, that's all I'm adding in the near future. Well, maybe a pig or two. You are my best enabler, you know! (That's a great compliment :)ReplyDelete
Sara-can't remember exactly what weight your yarn is, but I'll bet you can make it work. I used a worsted weight, doubled. On Ravelry, people used lots of different yarnsReplyDelete
your bunny has really grown....and how adorable she is napping on the floor. Looks like she has a good life with you! Does she live in the house?ReplyDelete
Denise- Her cage is in my studio now. She is using a litter box, so is allowed out to run around (and nap). My original plan was to have her in the barn, but we've had a killer summer so she got a pass. Now, I'm having so much fun with her, I don't know what I'm going to do.ReplyDelete
Sounds like the perfect set up for her. I long for the day I have a studio and a pet bunny to entertain me. She is just too darn cute!ReplyDelete