Sunday, February 23, 2014

Slytherin Scarf my way.....

Since I am unable to knit without a lot of pain in my left wrist, I decided to weave the scarves 
to finish the Harry Potter Scarves left to do.
 The camera captured the colors nicely in this photo of Slytherin beginnings.
Slytherin after washing and hemstitching.
Ingredients for this scarf:  Cascade 220 Superwash and an 8 dent reed.

Two more to go.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Here's what happened to me, today...

 This coop and run was delivered to us in June 2013.  Nice, right.  Picture it without grass inside.
Well, it wasn't today.  See the latch on the long side of the 4'x8' run that is only 3' tall?
I was wanting to take a really good look inside so I took the spring hook off, did a squat and closed the door behind me.  Yup, you got it.....I locked myself inside the run.  Stop laughing so you can read on.
 See this lovely, clean inside with such a beautiful brand spanking new ladder....all untouched by Le Poo?
You got it.  
After I yelled for help, it dawned on me that I could be in here with the chickens for hours!  I wasn't
the only one not happy with me in there.  The girls were tilting their heads and following me around talking to me.  At that moment, I was very happy it wasn't a puppy who would be ALL over me!
I assessed the situation and saw a possible escape route to the left of the ladder and under
the roost that is about 18" high.
Never mind that I had "to town" jeans on.....but luckily I had the "feed the chickens and clean the roost" jacket on, so I got on my elbows and felt like I was crawling under barbed wire telling myself to keep my head down (yes, I told myself to keep that part down, too).
This is another early photo of one the girls getting used to the coop.  See that feeder in the far back?  The
water container wasn't in there so I could finish crawling through the mud and poo around the feeder.
It was really tough on me with the painful tendinitis in my left wrist but I persevered.
No one my age should have to experience that!
I hope I learned my lesson.  
Don't go where the chickens go!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Bibs. Will they stand the test?

Check out these infant bibs I made as a request from my beautiful DIL.

 The Fronts of the Fantastic Four.
I used some wonderful 100% cotton fabrics.

 The Backs of the same Fantastic Four.
The backs are waterproof and 100% Nylon.
In the middle is some prewashed double-sided flannel.
 Here, my grandson, Joey, is wondering if these will rip off as easily as the velcro ones.
Mom and Dad laughed as Joey tried with all his might.
The face of defeat says it all....the bib won't budge with those snap closures.

The pattern can be found here.