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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Knitting and Butterflies



From the Rowan book that I bought several weeks ago I have started knitting the Poncho. I am using the actual Rowan yarn! A rarity for me to use the yarn a pattern calls for! It is silk yarn and I am enjoying knitting it. It is the first time I have actually knit with silk. It seems a little persnickity about tension but I am a fairly even tension knitter so it is not that much of a deal for me. I'd say that I have completed about one half of one side at this point.



I bought this Opal yarn at the Knittery in Whitby when I first discovered the store and I am finally making socks. One down one to go! I like short socks so they are so. I just love the colour!


Jim and I went to Thickson's Woods yesterday and walked among the Monarchs. There were hords of them. They are getting ready to fly across Lake Ontario so they are hanging out for a bit resting and eating.



This Monarch let me get really close to it! I would have liked to get a shot with the wings open but butterflies always rest with their wings shut. Did you know that that is one way to tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Butterflies rest with their wings closed. Moths rest with their wings open. (Can you tell I am revving up for teaching again??)

I got a call today....from work....I HAVE TO GO BACK TO IT ON MONDAY!!!! BOO HOO HOO! I am not ready for little children yet! Let me rest!! Please let me be in my quiet house!!! Ok... I am taking deep breaths.....I'll be ok......I can do it....I think...help...whimper...

9 comments:

pdxkatie said...

The color you chose for the shawl is so beautiful - just calming and lovely - like looking at the ocean. Great choice!

Pam Aries said...

Oooooo... lovely shawl! Funny..I just left a note on Ray's blog about how my Grandma taught me to knit and crochet! I haven't done it for years.. I "forgot" how!!!! ha ! Maybe I could crochet myself a new brain then! Do you have any yarn in a lovely grey matter color???

Dipsy said...

Wow, you've sure been busy! I so love the poncho you're doing!

kt said...

Felicitations on your photos getting uploaded!

I love the socks! I'm still noodling with my first ones, and my dear Mandella and I are considering frogging both our pairs....

sandra said...

Oh, I am huge fan of ponchos - can't wait for you to comlete yours! The butterfly is amazing - thanks for shares photoes like this with us!

Monika said...

Finally some pictures, eh! You poor soul, getting back to work and so enthusiastically at that! ;o)

Charity said...

The poncho and socks are great! I seldom use the yarn a pattern calls for, either. :0)

Sorry to hear of your misfortune (returning to work). My thoughts are with you.... now breathe deep...

Dorothy said...

Love the Monarch picture. They are so beautiful.

Love the socks and the poncho.

Sorry you have to go back to work. All that noise, all those children demanding your immediate, like-right-this-minute-as-of-yesterday. I hear your pain.

Cathy said...

I love the knits!

When I visited the butterfly garden here, the butterflies were sunning themselves with their wings open. Maybe there is a time when they have them open and another when they close them? Someone should do some research... but not me ;)