It’s been perfect hiking weather this week. Not too cold, with sunny periods which you have to grab while they’re there.
Wednesday afternoon, when these photos were taken, we went to a local park to walk amongst the trees. When I say we, I mean myself, my three sons and our guest, V, from Sweden. (As usual, click on the photos to enlarge.)
Of course, you know what boys do when surrounded by nature – they find sticks and frozen creeks/ponds to walk on and other interesting things to explore. Above, these guys had crossed the frozen duck pond to look at a birdhouse. It felt rather odd to be walking on water!
And finally, to change the subject totally, here is the Lion Neck Cardigan from Custom Knits. It’s done. Sadly it’s too big. I should have made the smaller size, but I made the mistake of trusting my gauge swatch. At dinner last night, I mentioned to Tai Chi Man that I had two options….either unravel the whole damn thing and knit it again (or maybe even something else), or give it to a friend who is, shall we say, more well-endowed than I. The boys weighed in with their opinions, which were unanimously to give it to my friend. They thought that would be a nice thing to do. So I will. Last night, while we watched Up, I wove in the ends, closed up the little holes at the armholes and added the crochet ties at the front.
The brown cardigan has been languishing in the bag and whilst you might think that it will get finished more quickly now that the blue one is done, this is not necessarily so. I found myself next door to the yarn store on Friday and two pretty skeins of James C Brett Marble came home with me. I have invested in a new knitting book from Amazon – Knitting New Mittens and Gloves – you may recall that I mentioned this book before. I had borrowed it from the library and liked it so much that I was considering knitting all the projects in it. Well, it should arrive in the mail this week. Exciting stuff!