Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow on the new apple tree

Winter wonderland

What a pretty morning, the sun came out after the photos were taken, and I was on my way to work.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Valentines Day bouquet

This was from my Valentine.

Bright spot in a dreary day

Here's another one, both from Walmart and the same thing happened. That is the fun thing about raising plants, surprises. They were in bloom when I bought them, and only had color around the edges.

Color in the middle of winter

This is the second blooming, and it doesn't look anything like the first! What's up with that? Can't wait to see what the offspring ( from a leaf) look like.

Handspun yarn

This handspun is corriedale, combed top, purchased from Fiber Whims, a local fiber supplies shop. It spun up soft, and very luxurious, with a slight sheen. I had bought a pound and ended up with six skeins, ranging in weight from 2-4 ounces.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Felted mittens revised

These are the same mittens, after adding the knitted cuffs. Recipient changed her mind after not liking the elastic option.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Ski and snowshoe trail entrance

The gap in the trees in the center is where the trail starts from our backyard. There are lots of trails in the woods behind our house and we ski, snowshoe and snowmobile back there. As you can see,Lona, I haven't broke the trail in awhile! Am spoiled by the Swedetown trails.

Side yard

Our back yard

Photo of our front yard

Friday, February 1, 2008

Felted mittens after photo

The color is off, they look pink, now but they are felted. The recipient chose not to have the added cuff,and wants an elastic thread running stitch around the bottom edge instead as it is a little wide.

Mittens for me

This one is the same pattern, and made from my hand spun yarn. It is an olive color, with yellow and brown slubs in it. This roving was bought at least five years ago at Woolstock in WI. Have to finish the second mitten, felt, then add the cuffs.

Mittens before photo

These mittens are ready to be felted, and the cuffs were to be added later so they would be stretchy, as sometimes the cuffs are not after felting.