Thursday, October 21, 2010

Froggy Days

No, I haven't been doing any frogging in the knitting department.  Oldest grandson once referred to the fog as frog and that is what we are experiencing most mornings now.  It burns off during the day, thankfully, and the weather has actually been quite beautiful.  Cool and damp but blue skies and lots of lovely trees changing colour.  The pink climbing rose on the arbor is still blooming as are the hardy fuschias and a few geraniums (why isn't it gerania?  Maybe it is.) out front.  The birds (flickers, Stellar's jays, juncos, chickadees, towhees, hairy and downy woodpeckers) are very active at the feeders, loading up for winter.  We have had a raccoon chowing down on fallen grapes at dusk.  When we went outside to see what the noise under the grapevine was, he darted out of the brush, stood and faced us and hissed.  We decided to let him finish off the grapes.  The deer are loving the last of the Scarlet Runner beans from the garden.  Hubby tosses them (the beans, not the deer) over the fence and mums and babes appear from nowhere within minutes.  I think they actually hear him open the sliding door from the house and wait expectantly for their veggie treats.

I have completed a few projects lately and, of course, have cast on a few more.  

Socks for Kathy ~

Happy Baby knit in Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls for great-niece in Scotland ~

Drops 117-43 knit in Aslan Trends Bariloche ~

Drops 103-1 knit in Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Tweed ~

and these adorable Salute Hats which I made for my grandsons but somehow ended up being loved by their friends, Anna and Lucas ~


Oiyi said...

You are one of the most productive knitters I know! I am in awe of you.

kate said...

I really love that sideways vest.

And these days have been very froggy indeed! I'm quite a fan of the fog.

AlisonH said...

Wow! And cool! And yes, of course they wait; animals learn very fast when there's food involved--they are motivated students!

knittingdragonflies said...

OMgoodness! You are really on a roll! I love it all! especially the little hat! (and the cutie that is wearing it)

Betsy McCarthy said...

Hi, I love froggy days, too, and that's why I so love the Northwest as home, having grown up in the US midwest.

The fuzzy caterpillar is a wonderful picture. Aren't grandchildren just the best gift of all?

You are such a productive knitter---I have given away most of the socks I knit---and now see that I could stand to make some new ones, too.


yodafatkitty said...

Love the acorns sweater! I just finished my 2nd Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. So warm on these very cold days.