Just add a week and a day or so to whenever I told you I would be back.
Ok, first off, this is for Lee Ann. I still have not quite finished the fringe, but it is so close. What happened is that (1) this type of fringe is a third of the knitting, and the yarn, all on it's own. So finishing the second skein of yarn, I felt like I was almost there. Not quite. (2) is that I hardly ever seem to knit at home anymore - I have become an on-the-go knitter, particularly while working graveyard, so once a project becomes a little to bulky to carry around effficiently it gets left home and I take something easier to fit in my backpack. I could finish this tonight still. Hubby is out of town, and I don't have to be at work early (in fact, I work graveyard tomorrow so it's in my best interest to stay up late and sleep in so that I can adjust my internal clocks). Maybe I will. Here we are the last time I took a picture, anyway:
Ok, it's a lot farther than that. There is just a little bit of the tip left to do. I like this fringe, even though it is more time-consuming than the regular cut-yarn fringe. It won't ravel or get ratty, since it is actually knitted (cast on 5, bind off 6, until all the stitches are bound off - or change the numbers to make longer or shorter fringe so long as you cast off one more than you bind off, or 2 more if you want more space in between - you get the idea. or you can cast on this way - cast on one more than you bind off.)
More Portable Knitting
I've been into socks. Not just any old socks. The have to have character.
Those, as you can see, are done, and the next pair are wild too. The yarn is wild random colors - white, red, green, blue, pink. One sock is done and I'm half way between the heel placement and starting to shape the toe. Trying out a peasant heel this time just because I haven't before. I don't know why - waste-yarn was a scary concept - but it's really not bad at all. Sorry, I haven't got a picture yet.
Arwen is a LaGora baby. La Mancha x Angora, that is. Elf ears, wattles, and white fluffy hair. Isn't she just adorable? She was born just a day or two after Jitterbug's triplets, and she is much bigger now.
And I don't seem to have a current picture. Sorry about that - I'll get there.
Mountains and Trees and Stuff
Cedar City has some pretty cool views nearby. I don't think that I've lived this close to Joshua trees since I was born (at Edwards AFB, California). These are along the highway between here and St. George. Cedar City isn't warm enough, but if you go down to the lower elevations to the South, it is there.
I never knew that they were this green in the Spring. I think they are the weirdest trees! The canyons and mountains are beautiful too.
That's in Kolob Canyon. Wanna see more? Kolob Canyon 1Kolob Canyon 2 Kolob Canyon 3 Kolob Canyon 4