Because we had such a mild winter here in the Northeast and with the recent days of record breaking temperatures of 75* plus, these little rascals are popping out and will soon go to seed. They call them pussywillow bushes, but really they do grow into trees. Most of ours on the property are trees and that makes harvesting pussywillows for decoration very hard. My husband has to get on the 8 foot ladder and climb up really high to get at the “good” ones. The way the week is shaping up, I have a feeling that they will go to seed before I get him out to cut them for me! We need to get some for the church window that my husband decorates during the various seasons.
I am finally done with the knitting portion of my moebius cowl by Cat Borhdi and I am now doing the I-cord bind off. I had to watch a youtube teaching video to remind me how to do it. I haven’t done one in quite a while, but now I see the finishing results so I think I will try to keep it in mind for future projects. It gives such a nice edge to your finished work! I will be at this bind off for a while having over 115 stitches! (The above picture is NOT my project – just wanted to post a picture showing the I-cord bind off for anyone who might be reading my blog that is not familiar with it.)
I ordered the wrong size needles from KnitPicks and I sent them back last week for an exchange for the right size. When the RIGHT size needle comes back to me, my next project is going to be a moebius bowl/basket.
Again, this is NOT my project – just showing an example. The person who made this basket did a WONDERFUL job! I hope mine will come out that nice!
I am not getting as much knitting done in the evenings as I would like – the dilemma is good and bad!!! As I mentioned above, the weather has just turned incredibly gorgeous so after work I go straight home, put on the sneakers and walking clothes and together my daughter and I hit the pavement and walk! Walking that winter fat off!
So by walking right after work (we usually try to walk at least 40 minutes)the evening starts unfolding at full speed when Jessica and I get back home. It is time to make supper, do laundry, do dishes, tend all the critters (that includes those lovely hedgehogs) , call my Mom and ta… da…. I get to sit down around 9:00pm and I try to go to bed at 10:30pm because I love to get up early in the morning for my appointment with God while the home is still asleep and the world outside is still. So, all that activity allows me only a few minutes to knit. That’s the bad side. The GOOD side is that I am : 1. spending time with my daughter 2. getting fresh air 3. doing something about my extra winter fat that jumped on me when I wasn’t looking!!! It sure is coming off slower than it jumped on!