Friday, December 25, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Multiplied Joy

Oh, noooooo!!!
I miscalculated!!!

My Picot Bind Off estimation in my last post was wrong! 
Every picot only uses up 1 stitch, not two.  

That means for 500 stitches in my final row
x 10 steps for each picot, à 5000?!?!?

No wonder it is taking me awhile! 

Good thing I didn’t know,
or I mighta freaked out a wee bit.  LOL

Thankfully, it is progressing nicely,
and hopefully it will be off the needles very soon. 

Then I will need to block it and take photos to share with you. 

Lucky Dog

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December Pix

It has been such a nice warm December so far.  Even the wildlife seem to be enjoying it.  And they’re forecasting a high of 70 tomorrow!

I caught a photo of this mange-y looking dog cruising down the creekbed yesterday.  Okay, I actually caught him in the act of pooping.  Do you believe that??  Once I caught and photographed a fox pooping in the creekbed, too. 
What is up with that???  hahaha

Do you think it’s a dog?  I don’t know.  I mean, it’s obviously canine, but it’s so weird looking.  It’s sure not anyone’s pet. 
And this is only the second time that I’ve seen it.

And this pretty hawk was sitting on a branch for quite a long time, taking in the sunshine, I guess.  (Or waiting patiently for some supper.)   (Yikes.)

I was very happy to get such a sharp photo of him.  Sometimes I just have to go get the real camera, and not use my phone!  J

And here is a photo of some sweet little baby raccoons.  For the first time, this year we have had an autumn set of babies.   (They’re usually born in the late Spring.)  Fortunately, they seem to be thriving and growing well, and we are always happy to see them come for food every night.

And lastly, here is a photo of my current lace shawl project.  I have been knitting on this for quite awhile (months and months and months!!), and am finally binding off. 

The bind off, however, is a “picot” bind off where you make extra stitches for each picot.  I have over 500 stitches in my last row, and each “picot” only uses up 2 stitches, but it takes 10 steps to make it!  250 picots x 10 steps = 2500?!  To say that it’s taking me a long time is quite the understatement!  I hope to finish it before the end of the year!  We'll see.  LOL

Well, I hope your December is going well, and isn’t too mad-crazy yet!  …‘Later!  J

Lucky Dog