I had some trouble with Blogger last week and have been reluctant to make any new posts. I wrote a really good post that just disappeared. The glitch seems to be fixed so here goes.
I lead a fairly quiet life, and worry that I write too much here about weather and grandchildren and plants and flowers and knitting knitting knitting, so I took a few days off. I was informed, however, that people worry about me when I don't blog often enough and I don't want to worry people so here's some miscellaneous stuff, beginning with some views from my back yard.
|Clear, cold water in the little stream|
|Marsh marigolds, usually the earliest flower in the yard|
|The tulips and daffodils Robby and I planted two years ago are multiplying!|
|More marsh marigolds...because yellow really is the best color!|
|Pretty tulip in full bloom and the beginnings of the next variety|
|New twigs showing the red color of spring|
|More pretty tulips|
and now for the boring knitting stuff...non-knitters can feel free to skip this part. There is nothing to interest you here!
This little tool is the epitome of knitting awesomeness. It was a Christmas gift from my husband. Called "The Knit Kit," it is an airplane-friendly assemblage of nearly every tool a knitter might need, and it is just about the size of my hand.
^ On this side there is a spring-loaded tape measure, stitch/row counter, thread cutter and double-ended crochet hook.
On this side there is a little compartment that holds a tiny pair of folding scissors, needle point protectors, stitch markers and darning needles for sewing up the finished project.
It traveled with me to Europe and back in February. I SO wanted someone from the T.S.A. to question me about it, but no one even noticed it.
I had absolutely no trouble at all with my knitting on any of my flights to and from Europe. That's a very, very good thing, as I find it nearly impossible to sleep on an airplane and must have something to keep me busy while in flight.
and I close with this: