Saturday, January 28, 2006

Goodbye, January

I finally figured out how to move photos around, so be prepared...


I hate Jaunary, if only because it means the start of tax season, but it does give me some great sunrises. This is in color. We haven't had rain in over 100 days and there's quite a bit of dust in the air. These clouds came to naught, but they sure made me run for the camera. These are my dogs, Greta and Max. They are wonderful dogs, and were worth waiting 15 years for.
In knitting news, I finished Lexie's backpack. Had to snap two pieces of fringe off my bike chaps to tie the button and make the loop. I think the felting was a blast and I now have more of that Noro Kuryon to make myself a tote. This pattern was "Amanda Backpack" from http://www.blacksheepbags.com. I moved the straps to one side so the pack would be off center, and added the button. The gray yarn is my first homespun. It was a little thicker than I'd like but it adds a nice texture to the center.

Now, here's what's on the needles. Snowdrop Shawl by StephanieI bought the yarn on Ebay, a very soft and easy to knit wool, and I like the brown/pink mix. The pink is nearly transparent on the birch needles. I have 6 or 7 repeats to go. These rows are getting pretty darn long.

7 comments:

Cassie said...

The snowdrop shawl is looking amazing, and the sunrise picture is gorgeous.

Kath said...

Jules, you get up way too early. Dogs are looking great. We say sun come up over the mountains in Vegas this am. Home now.

susie said...

Nice pictures. When I get a decent camera (before I come out there!) I'll send you a good picture of the scarf you made for me and you can post that too. Good luck with your surgery!

Norma said...

Gorgeous photos! Snowdrop looks so inviting, I wanna crawl in.

Carrie said...

Hi Julie! I saw your link on Norma's blog, and had to pop by to see where in Arizona you are - I'm in Tucson too! Do you ever go to the SnBs here? I would like to, but only found out about them shortly before my son was born, and, well, I'm a little short on time these days. Anyway, maybe we'll run into each other one of these days!

Silvija said...

Wherever do you find the time? The dogs look great, the pictures beautiful and the knitting awesome. We all should have it that good!

Curegirl0421 said...

Lexie LOVES her backpack, by the way. It's her favorite thing and now houses all her crap that she insists on bringing everywhere.