Posts Tagged ‘Olive’

Scarf for Side Slip Cloche

January 4, 2011

I started the scarf the same as the brim on size 9 so it would be looser.  When it was long enough to fit around my neck, I joined another ball of yellow and needle and worked each stitch twice, putting one stitch on each needle.  I then worked the pattern for about thee inches.  It needs to be as long as it is wide.  When it was long enough, I knit or purled two together to return to sixteen stitches.  I reversed the ruffles by increasing rather than decreasing.  It didn’t take long at all and I was finished in a few hours.  I like these ascot type scarves, especially when I’m out walking.  If I get too warm, they fit nicely in my pocket.

I have figured out what is wrong with the cloche.  It looked like a big yellow blob on my head.  I like the shape of it. It fits snuggly around my head and covers my ears.  I tried a big flower.  Cute, but no cigar.  Finally, I realized that I needed to add a contrasting band.  So I’m currently knitting an attached I-cord around the top of the brim.  It should be finished tonight.  I’m also thinking about making a tam for not so cold weather.

Trying to get a picture of Rue Boy when he is playing is very difficult.  His favorite game is chase and he wears the girls out, especially Olive.  She usually takes her naps in the basement where Rue can’t find her.

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First Day Out

February 12, 2010

Flo and Olive went out for the first time this morning.  They were only out for a few minutes.

Cora was out for a lot longer.  She has very thick fur and cold doesn’t affect her much.

There was only one lonely duck this morning.

Well, It Snowed

December 20, 2009

Then it rained, and then it snowed again.  Cora was the only one who ventured out this afternoon.  She didn’t stay out long.  Even though it had snowed several inches, her feet didn’t make much of a dent in the snow. 

I am making good progress on the booties.  I should have them finished tomorrow.    Knitting group is tomorrow afternoon,but I don’t know if I will be able to go.  I don’t do snow or ice so we’ll see.

Olive has been enjoying the Christmas tree.  She prefers it to going out in the snow.

Herringbone Kimono

November 22, 2009

I am very happy with the way this is looking.  There are no shoulder seams.  You knit down from the back.It nice to do something different.  The yarn is a lovely combination of cotton, wool and nylon.  It feels soft and is easy to knit.

 Olive helped.Cora is doing her exercises.  She likes to drag herself across the rug.

A Little Sewing, A Little Knitting

November 17, 2009

That’s it.  Olive has been waiting for my lap all afternoon.

Knitter’s Nest in Eldersburg MD and Large Marge’s in Ellicott City

October 17, 2009

I decided to Look at these shops before going home.  It only takes about two hours so I had  all day.  I just wanted to sleep in my usual bed.

Knitter’s Nest was a pleasant surprise.  It has everything I want in a yarn shop.  There was a great variety of yarns, books and patterns.  I would have liked to see more needles, but you know I am a needle snob.  I loved the cozy sitting area.  The owner was pleasant and helpful, not pushy like that one in Glyndon.  I’ll definitely be going back.

Now for Large Marge.  I won’t be going back. 

I’ve got one sock finished.  This pattern was easy to memorize.101709 004

Cat Toys

October 7, 2009

Doug got out the ladder to clean out the gutters and get the big piles of leaves that had settled in the corners of the roof.  After he was finished, the roof inspector came.100609 005

100609 009After a long and hard look,she deemed it satisfactory.  Her assistant also had a look around, but she refused to be photographed.  Inspecting the border fencing was her level of expertise.

100609 016And the supervisor did what supervisors do best.100609 003

First Day Out

September 20, 2009

We let the girls out after coming home from our walk.  Cora ran herself ragged and Flo had a great time, too.  091809 011Taking pictures of Cora was almost impossible.091809 009They stayed around the deck, darting in and out and up and down and all around.091809 013Zippo kept a watchful eye on them.091809 017Olive kept trying to get them to come inside.   They came in of their own accord after about two hours and everyone took a long nap.

Hooter and the Hooterettes

June 16, 2009

Hooter was Elvis’s mother.  She was a black and white Angora type.  Her first litter consisted of Bunny, Terry, Sammie and Ben.  The second was Elvis, Mitzi, Spot and Rocky.  Hooter had calcium deficiency with the second litter and we had to bottle feed them.  I kept Elvis and Spot and mother took Mitzi and Rocky.  My daughter came over at lunch time to feed them.  For a few weeks, it was pretty hectic, but they all made it.  We called them Hooter and the Hooterettes.  Now they are all gone. I love the thought of them all performing together in Kitty Graceland.  Thanks, Janice, for putting this picture in my head.

Olive misses her friend

Olive misses her friend

I called my son to tell him about Elvis and said I was going to look for another.  He immediately asked if Iwas coming.  He wanted to come, too.  So, I’m going to Reisterstown tomorrow for a few days.  There are some shelters where I intend to look.  I’ve always had good luck with them.

Busy Week

May 30, 2009

The plan was to go to Reisterstown for a few days, visit and maybe ride up to Pennsylvania to shop.  But it didn’t happen.  Wednesday morning, I noticed the tag on Win’s car was about to expire.  I wound up driving it back that evening since it had to be inspected by Friday.  We took it to DMV Thursday morning.   It passed and we bought a two year sticker.  Win drove my car back Thursday afternoon. 

Don't believe anything she says

Don't believe anything she says

This morning around 6AM, Olive and Zip decided to play king and queen of the clothes basket.  After they settled down, Gus started snoring.  I finally gave up and got up at 7Am.  I read for a while, then cooked sausage for breakfast.  When Win got up, I made pancakes.  He wanted to go to the Beach.  Luckily, he didn’t care if I went with him.  I think that if I had had a good night’s sleep, I would have liked to have gone also.

Well, Friday evening is finally here.  Things are back to normal.  We went out to eat with the neighbors, then Win went home.  Maybe, I’ll o again in a few weeks, and, hopefully, the sunhat will be finished.

On the knitting front, I’ve started another pair of gloves.  I’m using Noro sock yarn.  I’m up to the little finger all ready.  Gloves are instant gratification.  I’ll post a picture when I find my camera.