August 30, 2013

Thursday's clouds

Thursday evening's clouds were amazing! There is so much that is missed when you spend all day in a room with no windows.

Thursday's clouds

August 29, 2013

Working it

I started knitting a new sock.

I have had this Felici yarn from KnitPicks in my stash for so long and I am excited that I am finally making something with it. I almost changed my mind though. This yarn is so pretty and I didn't know if I should use it to make socks. I enjoyed knitting my first pair of socks but I have yet to have the opportunity to actually wear them. So I don't really know if I even like wearing hand knitted socks.

I thought that maybe hand warmers would be a better choice but it doesn't really get that cold here for me to wear them all that often. So, I just kept knitting and now I have turned the heel and I'm ready to start picking up stitches for the gusset.

Working the leg...or maybe the arm. This yarn may be too pretty for socks. I am so confused...

August 21, 2013

Getting ready to start...

It's time to start knitting a new pair of socks.

It took me forever to knit a swatch. I even ended up buying a new set of size 1 (2.25 mm) ChiaoGoo metal needles (yeah, me the person who hates metal needles). I actually kind of liked them. But wouldn't you know it, the all mighty swatch says I can't use them.

Don't even get me started on how long it took me to figure out that these stripey socks are NOT going to match up. That's okay. I THINK I can live with that.

Getting ready to start...

August 12, 2013


The store was out of plain Feta, so herbed Feta it is!


August 11, 2013

prickly pear

Picked from a neighbor's yard. Soon they will be made into something yummy to eat.

prickly pear

August 6, 2013

...and then there were two

That's right! It took me almost 1 1/2 years but I did it...I knit my first pair of socks!

Two weeks ago all I needed to do was close up the toe. 

It has taken me 14 days to finally sit myself down and actually Kitchener stitch that toe.

I don't think it has anything to do with procrastination....more like Fear of Completion syndrome.


August 5, 2013

a mess of colors

I really love the painting hanging in our living room. It took years for me to find the perfect one we could both be happy with.

Up close, the painted colors look just like a big giant mess.


August 2, 2013

Soft and Squishy

I really do need to think about finishing one yarny project before starting on another one. But this yarn is just so pretty and it's been stored away for oh so long. It just keeps calling my name.

Soft and Squishy

August 1, 2013


Oh it is August already. 

...and with that, it is time again for The August Break.

Last year, I used my point and shoot camera because it was quick and easy. This year, I plan to use my iPod Touch. I find the iPod a bit awkward and really want to get comfortable using it. I hope that I am able to figure it out and learn how to take much better pictures with it than I have been.

I would love to use my Canon DSLR but here's the thing...Canon doesn't support Windows Vista and won't update their drivers. It's sad really. It literally takes hours for my computer to acknowledge my camera. Since this project is all about the quick and easy (well at least it is for me) then the iPod it is!

Okay... so now that I got all the complaining out of the way. Here is today's photo. 

Three years ago, the husband built a brand new back gate. The desert climate has not been kind to it. I think it may be time to get a new one.


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