When they are tied out on the runs they bark back and forth to each other and to every sound imaginable. One time a Blue Heron was driving them crazy. The Heron didn't care a bit. We looked through our gun scope (It's just the scope. It's on our window sill. We use it often to check out the movements on the mountain or hill as they call it here in KY) and saw that Blue Heron just resting on the bank on the far side of the creek.
I've been very busy "clicking along" on a knitting project. My niece Amber had her baby. I looked through my supply of yarns and chose to do a sweater and pants set. It's almost finished and will be out in the mail this week. I have a few buttons to put on the sweater. Some string elastic also needs to be threaded through the waistband of the little pants. It took time, but I'm happy to say the knitting is complete.
I used the garter stitch for the whole outfit. It's a straight knit on every row. I chose the garter stitch because my pearls are extremely tight. I have to practice making my pearls loose. They are much tighter than my knits. A stockinette piece (knit one row, pearl one row) that I've completed in the past looks ripply because of my inconsistent tension. So...it's a garter stitch for me...easy and with consistent tension.
I've come to the conclusion that my knit and crochet pieces are for gifts only. To sell a piece would put me in a financial hole. Think about it: Just a small crochet item like a hat will need a skein of yarn. That will cost from 2.50 - 8:00 a skein or more depending on quality and type of yarn. How long does it take to make a hat? An hour? It takes me about two hours for a simple knit hat. If I sold the hat for $10.00, I would probably end up with $2/hour for my time. In my opinion and in my case, I can do other things that are more profitable.
I take time to knit and crochet. I think. I pray. It's what I do while riding in the car or waiting in an office. Now days you get lots of looks when you knit or crochet in public. I kind of feel sad for people who don't know how. I see people of all ages sitting in a waiting room glued to a TV or staring (at me) and twiddling their thumbs. I often wonder if it's a stress related reason that they are seeing the doctor. (I'm going to see the dentist. It's a huge office with ma For me knitting is a stress reliever and a satisfying past time. It may take a little time and patience to learn, but it's well worth the effort.