Thursday, October 29, 2009

2 inches

That is all that is left and this sweater/shrug is DONE.




I love the simplicity of this knit. It was a no brainer (which was good with all the 3 1/2 hour-one-way trips to PA we have made over the last month). But I am knitting frantically on this. I would have been done but I had to rip out this ribbing 3 times so far. It helps when you read the directions, it really does:)


In other news - the kids are recovered, I think. After both of them running fevers, they have since bounced back and this is their second day back at school. They still have the runny noses and the cough but no fever so it's back to the grindstone for them. Fortunately, neither Todd nor I have exhibited symptoms, yet.......


This weekend we are raking leaves (and jumping in them) and having a bonfire. We brought another cow, and have to move the bull to a new pasture as she is not bred and we don't want her bred at this time of year. So we are putting up more fence, cleaning things up and getting ready for winter. Hard to believe it is almost the first of November.


yes, it is a pretty bad picture of her, but it came off of my cell phone, which to the picture off of a snapshot of her.
After the weed patch that our garden was this year, I've decided I am doing things different next year. Todd does not know it, but I am going to put in raised beds in the back yard along the fence line. No more crawling through weeds and electric fences to get to the garden. The blackberries and blueberries are going to be moved so they are behind the water water garden and hopefully they will do better.
Here's to a wonderful weekend!
Kris

7 comments:

Miriam said...

LOVE the shrug! What a gorgeous color.

And I had to laugh as I was just telling my husband last night that we need three new raised beds in a more convenient spot...

Granny Lyn said...

So glad the kids are better!! whew!
the sweater is gorgeous!! you really are getting so good at knitting!! the stitches look so even and perfect, my knitting is awful, so i crochet! tee hee

Valerie said...

I am so glad the children are better. My oldest daughter just got over the flu. She says it was horrible. I know what you mean about changing things. I haven't told my husband yet, but I am also having raised beds next year. Women can change their minds, can't we???

Niki RuralWritings said...

I love the colour! Happy that your children are feeling better. The flu is a nasty business this year.

scrappy quilter said...

Glad to hear the kids are better. Love the color of the blue...so soft.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad the kids are feeling better! Love the new sweater - such a pretty colour.

jacquie said...

so glad to hear the kids are up and going again! glad that you didn't catch it!! have a great weekend.