Friday, September 19, 2008
Jo Sharp Hemlock hat
Al's Hemlock colored yarn is a tiny bit cashmere.......She took her knitting from the porch, so I'll have to look up the yarn name or post it when she is finished with this hat. (shhhhh it is for Peter....) She is putting a cabled goat motif on the hat. Some inside famliy joke. She hasn't been knitting too much with work and school. It makes me happy to see her starting this hat. I was spoiled with her knitting when she worked at 3 Bags Full. I miss the inspiration and the commradory of another knitter in this house.
She pulled up the cabled goat motif and muttered that this pattern is backwards or something, but she went right on and created the goat anyhow. I do know for a fact that she is my child.......but where did this gift come from? I'm still working on reverse shaping concepts...
Which by the way, I found a book that had patterns with reverse shaping spelled out for both sides! No evil " reverse shaping for other side" directions! WHy didn't I think of this sooner. Books have ROOM for long written out instructions. Im going to go and check my knit library for these very types of instructions. Oh Dorothy and her old saying, of not leaving her own back yard the next time she thinks to set out looking for something! Another application for this golden quote from Oz.
Speaking of Oz, I think the pumpkin patch in my garden needs a scarecrow. I'm trying to scare crows and lure hummingbirds. They are usually migrating through about now and We see a few, or one......I keep changing the nectar/sugar water in the feeder, but all that seems to come is bees....My sister told me just today that she, without a feeder, had a hummingbird enjoying her impatients just two days ago. He went and sat on her phone line and she even got a blurry picture. Now I have bird envy. Evven though we got to see one (or two) in two days in early august. Which is when I ran out and bought the feeder. And have been wiating for another ever since.
I must camp out here on the porch on this gift of a gorgeous warm September day, even if the Cubs don't clinch tonight, and knit and knit and keep the hummingbird vigil..........do you keep vigil for anything?
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)