Quilter turned Knitter

Every so often I get the urge to knit. I started this project, an afghan in an elongated chevron pattern, several years ago. Just like with quilt projects, it got set aside. I pulled it back out about 6 weeks ago, and I’ve completed about 2 feet of it since. It feels good to have something to pull out and work on for an hour or two at a time. I even took it in the car to work on when we drove down to take our son Loren out for dinner for his 27th birthday (gasp).

Because of the size of the afghan, I put it on a circular needle set. It makes it easier to keep it on the needle, but then it can slide off either side. That’s what those little rubber needle stoppers are for! What a nifty little invention! I’ll show the competed project when it is finished – hopefully before Christmas!

Fall and Roosters

I love fall. It’s my favorite season of all. I took a walk today with camera in hand, planning to shoot whatever grabs my eye. Most of the neighbors have cut their perennials down, readying them for winter’s cold and snow. Not me! I like to leave mine for the snow to dust… I like the way it looks covered with snow. There’s time enough to cut everything down in late winter/early spring, just before everything wants to burst through and get ready to bloom.

So, I shot a few photos by my front door. I love my cement rooster. I always thought it would be fun to have chickens… and a rooster, of course! Don’t know what I’d do with them, but they give me that “down on the farm” feeling that I adore. I would have made a great farm girl, as long as I didn’t have to work in the fields or shovel poo.

My rusty trellis needs some vines growing on it. I think in the spring I need to plant something to give it a little green, but I don’t want the plant to overtake the charm of the flowers. I’ll spend some time this winter looking for just the right addition. Funny how we hate rust on some things, but love it on others!

Jeana Kimball, Quilter

I happened upon a great blog this morning while surfing for quilt blogs. Once there, I went to her main website for her business, Foxglove Cottage. Jeana Kimball has some beautiful patterns and is a very talented quilter. Check out her sites!

I ordered one of her patterns this morning… it’s called “Nest Builders.” If you like it, she has many more to choose from! Check out her business site, link above.