Friday, March 30, 2007

Gee has it really been a week?

I know it's been a week since I posted . Bad me. Heidi's sweater is done, I am putting it in the mail later today so it will be going out to you soon Heidi. The pattern is not one of my favorites, but it wasn't a difficult pattern. I had to weave in the loose ends and it's done. Now to work on mom's vest. She's asked me if she will get to have the vest before she dies. I asked her if she's planning on dieing anytime in the near future and she said no, so mom you should have it soon. I've already knitted it up to where the arm hole starts. I also used up the two skies of yarn I had left over when I was knitting the vest as a readers wrap.
I belong to a group called Rachels Knitting Room. Rachel's extremely talented and it is a pleasure knitting her patterns. This one below is called Lacy Butterfly Dishcloth. Which I am sure it would make a lovely dishcloth, but when I saw this pattern I saw this as a baby's blanket. So I decided to knit it up and put in my squares to sew and be blankets for charity pile. I think the color should have been darker so that you could see the pattern better but it will do.

This is dishcloth is called Knitted Music Notes and it is by Rhonda K White Right now this is part one of a four part project that a friends wife has requested. He plays in a band and did not have a band towel. So this one is perfect. I am working on part two now. Will post it when I finish it.

This is another mitered cloth that was done out of left over cotton. I am pleased with the result.

This is another mitered dish cloth made out of sockatta

Last Sunday we had the opportunity to go to Fossil Rim. It's a wild life park that you drive through. They let most of the animals out to roam freely. Well except the carnivores they stay locked behind bars... (hummm didn't Jurassic Park say something like that too??) These are the European Red Deer, I thought they were elk.

I thought that these were reindeer but they are called fallow deer, and yes they actually did get that close to the car.

Thought I was kidding? Nope this is one of the Aoudad goats. They would sand one on each side of the road, waiting like sentries, you could almost hear them saying "Papers please get your papers." No they actually were collecting a toll. They were waiting for some feed. We were given a bag of feed to feed to the animals as we entered. One of the European Red deer stuck it's entire head into the car through the window. MY WINDOW!!!

It was pretty funny we were waiting to get through and there were several cars up ahead of us, and a few ostrich's. I think the dad in that car was purposely making the ostrich put their head in his car because we heard little screaming voices and we were 3 cars behind them. This happened more than once.
We had a good day I've been a little busy with things and will post what's going on as soon as I can. Right now I don't want to say much about it.


Knittymama said...

I had that happen with a burro in South Dakota once. He licked my steering wheel! :-)

Heidi Durham said...

That looks like fun. Almost like Africa!! I can't wait to get my sweater. Thanks again - I'm so excited!

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