A little bit of nothing
March 6, 2012 2 Comments
Last night the radio told me that we were going to have a freeze before morning. Apparently no-one notified the daffodils so I went out with my trusty kitchen shears and brought them inside for safety. I have a wide variety of narcissus planted that bloom in a progression from early to late.
There are wee ones and big floofy ones and brilliantly colored ones and plain ole yellow ones … the entire gamut. Luckily the ones blooming right now appear to be the highly fragrant ones. So this morning while I sat with my little man and ate breakfast he kept talking about how much he loved the flowers.
I have a fantastic bay window in the kitchen and the light in the morning and evenings is inspiring. So inspiring that I couldn’t resist taking some pictures. They aren’t fine art or anything, but I thought I would share my favorite.
And just to keep things on topic, I also took some pictures of a little bracelet I have been knitting on for the last month or so.
It isn’t that it has taken me a month of work to make this, it is just that I haven’t been working on it constantly. It has been sitting on top of the bunny cage and I occasionally pick it up as I walk by. I would sit and knit a few inches of I-cord and then get bored. Last night I decided to finish it up and put the button on.
Once again this is something I saw on Pinterest that I thought – “Hey I could make that easy peasy.” And much to my surprise, I did. It is really ridiculously easy.
- Cast 3 stitches on to a DPN.
- Make a metric butt tonne of I-cord¹,
- Get bored and declare it done.
- Sew it onto itself to make a loop at one end.
- Sew button onto other end.
I futzed with it a bit to decide how to wrap it, and you can do some interesting things by criss-crossing the strands. Certainly someone with some knot know-how could come up with something spectacular, but I am pretty much a square knot kinda gal.
So, have you recently seen something that called “Hey I can make that” and then actually made it?
¹ A metric butt tonne is a precise measurement, it is slightly less than an ass load – which is obviously an Imperial measurement.