I'm very late this evening. It's been one of those days when I had lots of things to get done, but I couldn't settle to any of them. To make matters worse (or better...!) the sun was shining and the sky was blue. It was just too lovely to stay indoors, doing boring chores. So Mr Snoops and I took a trip to our local, favourite dog-walking lake. I took the photos this morning. It really is the very same lake as the frozen white-out, that I showed you from Christmas Day.
I have decided upon a new challenge for 2011, that is photography related. I love using my camera, but feel I have plenty of room for improvement.
You may have noticed the new button in my sidebar, SNOOPYDOG365. This link will take you to a new Snoopydog blog. I've joined 'Project 365', which involves taking and uploading a photo every day. I'm trying to a photo that is a reflection of some part of my day. Why not pop over and have a look!
The knitting job that was most pressing today was 'Gayle'. I was so close to finishing and I did promise to show you the finished product!!! I've beavered away for most of the afternoon and have just finished..... at 8.25p.m. precisely. It's not been blocked properly, just steamed! What do you think?
Sorry the light is so poor in the evening!
The younger Miss Snoops ( the new owner of 'Gayle') acts as model.
I love the crochet covered buttons! The pattern was so easy to follow and the Rowan 'british sheep breeds', pure wool chunky yarn, so, so soft to work with. I've already bought some more to make myself, 'Gunnerside Ladies' from the same pattern book.
During the post Christmas clean-up I gave this little crocheted mat a wash and spruce up. It sits on our bedroom window sill and is covered by a large bowl. It's been there for so long, that I seldom give it a second thought. I made it over forty years ago, when I was in my early teens. The cotton is quite fragile now, so it needed a very gentle soak.
Time is pressing on this evening and I really should gone. I still have school work to do, but oh, speaking to you all is much more fun. How about I just stay a little while longer and show you a shot of Oscar, taken earlier in the week. He was on the top stair and had dropped his cardboard toilet roll tube that he had been chewing, down the stairs!
I think he thougth that if he looked long and hard enough, it would magically jump back up to him. So sweet!
Right, must go. Lovely to talk to you all. I wish I could stay longer. Have a great week..........
(sundown at about 4.15p.m. today).