Such a lovely time of year to enjoy the outdoors especially when you see two big birds on the lake ice. And they are feasting - probably a goose.
We've heard a lot of shooting lately - maybe this goose was winged or maybe the eagles caught it themselves. We did see a snow goose flying with a formation of Canadian geese last week - first time I've seen a snow goose here - used to see big flocks migrating when I lived at the MO farm.
Inside, I've been working steadily on boot socks for women ... here's one pair finished and another well started.
The pattern is in that fall 2012 Creative Knitting magazine which has the tiger socks (and spiral afghan I did last Nov). I'll get to the tiger socks after I finish the adults stuff. Oh yes, I'm using size 6 needles with DK Knit Picks superwash yarn.
Spinning has been "oh, let it just roll". I look forward to plying this alpaca, silk and Shetland wool. The wool and alpaca are the bits left over after I comb and spin for smooth yarn. I thought...well, lets just run this through the drum carder and see what happens. I don't usually do this but it's colorful and fun. I forgotten how much fun spinning is when you just play.
And during the drives to and from places, I've been taking along motifs to add to the flowery arch. Fill in those gaps which I don't much care for. The motifs are fast and easy.
Helen was taking knitting needle inventory and played right into my hands. I needed size 7 needles for men's projects but not a one to be found in the size I need (29" circulars.) I keep my needles in one place until I use them - then they are in a project box.
I found this at Sam's a while ago and thought it perfect for storing needles. I have labels on the drawers - skewed as you can see. The labels don't stick well. I suppose I could come up with better ones. I like the drawer size - I have straights, double pointed and the circulars all in the same drawer so I can easily find what I need. The bottom drawers hold the odds and ends of sock yarn and one drawer contains my extra crochet hooks and knitting misc stuff (cable holders, markers etc).
As I crawled on the floor to take the above photos, my ring neck doves Whirly (age about 12) and Mitchell (the white one - about 22 years) spoke to me. They love it when I am in the work room and they can watch me. Of course, after I post this and before I go watch Jon Stewart, I'll clean the dove cage which means they will get patted and talked to.