Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ensey Easter ’13

 

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Yarn for the Birdies

I absolutely love this!
I have seen this a few places & since I save all my yarn ends for stuffing in kitty toys I thought I would make the cats share with the birds.
I found the little birdcage at Hobby Lobby today for 50% off $8.99. I have an S hook some place that I want to hang it from but with the wind I think it may be smarter to leave it solid on the hook like it is now.

We don’t have anything but a couple of weeds popping their heads out of the soil. Last year I had enough grassy clover in this planter to hide eggs!
Now the birds can bring color to the neighborhood in their nests! I really hope they come to steal my yarn. I can see the birdcage from my chair in the living room & I will be watching.

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Reading & Knitting? Yes, Please.

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Seriously? Why didn’t I make one of these before my Kindle even made it to my house??
I did a swap with a friend; she had no use for her Kindle, I could custom knit any items she wanted of equal value. It worked out perfectly.
It’s been awesome having it to read while knitting but even with the silicone sleeve or my hard case that is fabric backed it still slips around or doesn’t sit at the right angle for my reading needs.
Hence, the making of the Kindle stand today.
I have increased on the Noro Taiyo sock yarn Pi Shawl (blanket) to 576 stitches so I need something to occupy me during the looooong rounds of knit, knit, knit.

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I heavily modified a free pattern I found & still decided there are a couple of things I will do differently so I may end up writing a whole new pattern with sizing for Kindles, 7″ tablets, 10″ tablets. That should cover just about all devices out there…smaller size for my phone may be next.

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This was a pretty fast knit too. Total I would say 3 hours including time for making modifications.
Great idea for gifts!!

Bright Sunny, Snowy Morning

Bright sunshine after the storm!
The forecast went from snowing most of today to being sunny, cold in the 20’s and continued wind.
It was a fun storm but I really don’t want to shovel. Good thing the kids are home!

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