Saturday, January 03, 2009
Another New Year at Greenberry House!
OK, I'm probably the only cynical optimist you'll run into, but somehow I think this year is going to be better. Not that last year was bad for me, really, but I'm seeing signs that there will be some improvement in at least my little part of the world. TJ, the exuberant Labrador, is finally learning to walk like a gentleman beside me instead of hurtling to the end of the leash all the time and ripping my arm out at the shoulder. We've got plans for gardening this year...don't know if that will come about but it's so nice to think about...And there's a lovely set of antique metal lawn furniture sitting out by my grape vine trellis...a little paint and some cushions and we'll be set for summer! And I'm seeing a few customers at the shop during the last few days.
Part of the reason for my contentment is having a wonderful visit with friend Chris, who is well-known in the blogging world as Woolybuns, from Connecticut. We had a terrific time, although she had to sit around the shop and knit a lot while I worked. A terrible fate for a fiber person! We did go out of town one evening to see a movie, Marley and Me, an interesting documentary on how NOT to raise a Labrador, I think (No, TJ, put that down!). Chris gave me Eunice up there in the photo..there's more about these sheep on her blog. This is my favorite outfit for her, although she looks fetching in her big yellow rain slicker as well. There are some really, really sassy outfits, though, that I'll be sharing during the season! It was so much fun having Chris here...wish she could have stayed much longer!
Mitered Squares Scarf
I'be been holding on to a skein of Brooks Farm Four Play yarn that I bought at SAFF last year (or was it the year before?) I was waiting for the perfect project and this season's issue of Interweave Crochet (Winter 2008) finally came up with it. This is the Mitered Squares Scarf, in crochet, by Annette Petavy. Really like the way it's working up...an fairly easy pattern with a little challenge in the construction.