Monday, May 23, 2011

this and that

I finished weaving the (acrylic!) baby throw. It was a lot of fun and I'm happy with the result. Here it's posing in the new little leaves of a lilac bush. Too bad the lilacs aren't blooming yet because they would totally match.

Now on to the sock update. The new pattern stitch isn't working with the yarn so I'm considering reverting to plan one after all.
The Scrolls pattern on the right is very pretty but it gets lost in the mottled colors. I'll save it for a solid colored yarn. The thickly textured lace on the left (Giotto/Go With The Flow mash-up) doesn't disappear in the swarm of pink and white.

Dan and I celebrated our 33rd anniversary on the 20th. It sure doesn't feel like it's been 33 years and I thank my lucky stars that we found each other so long ago. I dearly love the sweet man. His birthday is tomorrow and we are going to see Burton Cummings in the evening. That not only dates us but also demonstrates our Canadian-ness.

I'll end with this photo of the cool bug I noticed on my kitchen window sill last week. I wanted to set him free outside and debated how to do that without hurting those fragile long legs. I ended up putting a small bowl over him and gently sliding him over another bowl until he was trapped inside. It worked and he was set free without harm.
Life is so much more interesting when the weather warms up.


Monika said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

Yarn Devil said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!! Happy Birthday to your husband! :) I love the way both socks work up.. but if your wanting to show the color variation more.. I guess plainer would be better.

Anonymous said...

Second time Blogger wouldn't let me post a comment on a blog. Hrmph.

Happy anniversary, happy birthday to Dan, and that throw makes me want to learn to weave after all.

Jody said...

Congrats on your Anniversary Susan.
I luv Burton Cummings :-) Have fun!

Mickey said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and please extend belated birthday greetings to your husband. BTW, loved the weaving.

Lynn said...

We get bugs like that all the time. Mine aren't so lucky....

Happy Anniversary!!