Seeing Your Handknits In Use
A blog about Dutch Rabbits, Knitting, and Anything else that crosses my mind.
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I finally took Christmas down last week and I needed to put some sort of decoration on the fireplace. So, I looked around my house for inspiration and what do you think I found? Why yarn, roving, and fibery tools, of course! As fiber and its many manifestations has taken over my life in the last few years, I decided to make a display with some of my tools, yarn, and other fibery things. Hence, my first picture of this post, my fireplace with fibery pursuits.
Several months ago, I bought some african violet cuttings from Optimara. My cuttings have grown into beautiful plants (I lost two of the ten cuttings that I bought), and I'm finally getting some blossoms. Both of my Little Cheyenne Girl plants have burst into flower.
I'm not. She's soaked, and yowling, and I found it very funny. So I snapped a picture for you. :)
Tonight I cooked up a wine reduction with a lot of tasty flavors thrown in and tossed some roasted chicken in it. Then I piled the chicken high with all of the flavorful ingredients that I used last night. Mmmmm, mmmm, crunchy! :)
I've also ridden 18 miles on my bike in the last week. I'm trying to use it everyday and just ride for three miles. So far, so good. Hopefully when I go to the doctor for my forced weigh in this March, I will have lost weight compared to last year.
In knitting news, I'm still plugging along on my lace scarf (which I really need to take a picture of), my sweater (still doing ribbing), and my socks (I'm on the second foot). Hopefully, I will have knitting pictures to show you all in the next few days.
If you haven't wandered over to Purly Gates lately, Suzie is selling a few stash items, magazines, books, etc. to help pay for her "boot camp." She has some lovely items up that she needs to sell to fund her way to boot camp. You can read more at her blog. I bought the Morehouse Farms Merino book that she was destashing.
Way back in October I sent my buddy Cynthia some moo-lah to buy me some happy yarn at Rhinebeck. Cynthia not only bought me happy Rhinebeck yarn, she also bought me a birthday present. Due to the "sleep inducing virus" (aka, hello you're having a baby, when are you going to figure it out?) she has been trying to muster up enough energy to even knit, much less remember to mail a package. ;) But to my wondering eyes, on Firday evening, what should appear, but LOOT?!?!?
I have finished one fleece artist sock. My house is getting cleaner. My first two days of classes went well. But more importantly, I'm funded for a half time assistanceship! Money, and working with what I'm interested in! Yeah! Woo Hoo!
I've been meaning to photograph this African Violet to show you for a week. Isn't this strange? One of the flowers is half purple, half pink; one flower is puple with a pink edging; and one flower is pink with purple "splatter" spots. All of the flowers are supposed to be pink with purple "splatter" spots.I'm still treating rabbits. One of the does that I thought I had cured sneezed a HUGE snot ball today. If she isn't cured with the second round of treatment, I will have to put her down to prevent it spreading any more. I'm very distressed, because I particularly like this doe and her bloodlines. My favorite buck is also sick, but with something else and I'm hoping that the antibiotic I am using will cure him of this other infection. While I'm hopeful that I will be done administering shots in the next two weeks, I am also praying to the Great Bunny God that I don't have to kill any one else. They are all my babies and I don't want to put any more down.
This will be a phenomenally boring post so feel free to skip this one. Call it your freebie for the the month. ;)
So, I've been on bunny duty the last week, giving shots, trying to keep up with the increasing number of rabbits that are sick in the herd. I have money saved to buy an automatic watering system. I had grand plans to buy yarn, but I've decided to purchase the auto watering system to provide clean, clear water to the bunnies at all times instead. I think that the investment is worth it. I can't stand the crock waterbowls anymore and the constant battle to keep them clean. I'm exhausted from the bunnies and the holidays and work and getting ready for the next semester. Not that I'm asking for pity, I just want to set my thoughts in order on how to make it better.