Knitting! Plus some gardening, cocktails, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Pictures from the Week

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes for my Grandmother Frances. My mom commented on all your comments to the effect that knitters are kind people. Yes, indeed.
Here’s a little look at what a week in January looks like in the northern Central Valley of California (if you look at a map, I live 20 miles west of Sacramento). We get a lot of fog during the winter here. With the full moon this past week, M took this great morning photo of the moon setting through the fog.
Moonset with fog
This morning was foggy too, but I stayed inside and shot out the window. Yes, I’m lazy.
Morning Fog
To brighten the world up, I bought some yellow roses at the Sacramento Farmer’s Market last Sunday. I often buy flowers from the same flower farmer. He always has a big smile, will tell me the names of flowers that I don’t know, and he calls all women “sweetie” in the nicest possible way.
Yellow Roses
At work, I have a gerbera daisy plant on my window sill. It nearly died last summer when I tried to keep it outdoors. After I brought it back inside with only one leathery leaf remaining, it regained its will to live. I think the four blooms at once are a thank you.
Orange Gerbera Daisy Plant
Since M had a lot of weekend work to do on Saturday, I sat down to view a birthday DVD and work on the back of my new sweater project.
Notre Dame de Grace: back
The Lucy Neatby Knitting Gems 1 DVD is quirky in a good way. And I have learned a lot. I actually want to knit something with bobbles now! And picots! I don’t think it would be a good idea to just throw some in on this sweater, however. I’ve started Notre Dame de Grace by Veronik Avery. I’m knitting it in Cascade Ecological Wool in a natural grey sheep color. I’m hoping for a cozy pullover to throw on when M is hot and turns off the heat and opens the windows and it’s only in the low 50s outside. I always thought it was women in their 40s, not men, who got hot. Not here.



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