Friday, March 28, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
aren't you a qutie!
Q: how many ways are there to display cute rabbits?
A: hey, i'm only documenting. my daughter is the decorater here. i wouldn't even dream of putting up a smug act like that.
well, anyway. (...). we had planned for an egg hunt with some friends yesterday. as the day before was green, bright and sunny, i'd decided to go for plain white eggs so the kids would be able to spot them in all the green. then we woke up to white hills and sideways snowing. change of plans; dyed eggs.
of course, by the time we had our egg hunt the snow had disappeared. funny thing, nature.
we had a nice day, though. hope you enjoyed yours!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
oh, the wails, the woes!
necks ripped open, ears all torn, tummys swollen and eyes gone. the rabbit doctor has already paid them several visits, but the diagnosis is clear - elderly and disabled and no one to take care of them in these last moments of life.
as keeper of the fields and forests these rabbits have inhabited for all of their lives, i can't have that. and what better time to make fresh and strong caretakers for these poor things than during easter?
this dusty box hasn't been out for a couple of years. bad rabbit keeper.
and look at the goodies inside!
now let's see just how fast rabbits actually do multiply. tomorrow is the spring equinox. update follows!
Monday, March 17, 2008
this is how these equinox days approach us. sunny and springlike one day, white and snowy the other. the old fight between winter and spring, mr. march playing tricks and refusing to leave just quite yet.
if i could just get rid of this flu, i wouldn't mind. but living where i do, everytime i leave the house i have to prepare for four seasons. rain, sun, snow, wind, all in a couple of hours. i always keep an umbrella and sunglasses in my bag. all year round.
oh, equinox, come and turn the season!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
i'll tell you. when you're waiting to see your friend - a couple of days, a whole week maybe - you can knit the other.
now this process isn't finnished, of course. this is plant dyed yarn, bought at a viking market in denmark last summer (you can see some nice pictures of it on my other blog). the yellow/green yarn is grey wool dyed with goldenrod, and the red is dyed with madder. if you know anything about plant dyes, you will, like i was when i came across this yarn, be very impressed with the richness in the colours, especially the red. madder usually gives an orange-red colour. if you know more about plant dyes than i did when i bought this, you will know what i discovered when i started to knit with this yarn: excess colour hasn't been washed out. my hands were RED when knitting! so i'm guessing the final result will be revealed when i wash these later today :)
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
and pull out a funny, non identifiable device (it's made of plastic, shaped like a submarine, and records bits of approximately 4 seconds length..??..), record mika, and make him do a duet with himself...
and generally be as cookie as always...
and mum? mum got bored with the fever and lack of energy. so she nailed the sock pattern. yay!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
The couple of times when I didn't understand the pattern, a friend came to help. But the last time, I needed more help the minute she walked out the door. It's a very poorely written pattern. We both agreed to that (thankfully). A pattern should be written in a way that enables the knitter to knit the subject matter without knowing how to in advance. Anything else is unfair and not healthy for one's self esteem!
But realising that I just might need a couple of stitch'n'bitch nights with some friends to get these socks done, and contemplating that it just might take some time to make that happen, I went and made the brownie anyway. One can't wait for wonders, one has to make them happen - and this brownie sure is one! Look - even my Illuminated Rumi got smeared in chocolate (NOT by me!)