Monday, February 24, 2014

Who-Who-Who's Two?

There is a Barred Owl couple that lives on our property. I see them swooping around both day and night, and their aggressive calls have been mistaken for dog (or coyote) noise on several occasions. I am fascinated by these birds as several family members have had close encounters with these beautiful creatures.  So when Nephew #7 celebrated his 2nd birthday last week, I thought I would pass along some of the family lore with this knit owl stuffie. 
 A bird in the hand...
 Here's hoping the little guy has a hoot of a new year as he celebrates his happy life!
This free pattern just took a few hours from start to finish. (I'm a bit of a dawdler. It could go quicker without the incessant admiring!) Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Day Yarn Along

Snow Day #7 for 2014 gives me an opportunity to update the blog and participate in Ginny's Yarn Along today. I am three rows away from finishing my Omelet Shawl, and most importantly, only have one more line of lace knitting on the pattern to go! Someone please stop me if I start talking about knitting lace again anytime in the next 5 years. I am ready for making something a little more mindless!
There is not too much book reading going on right now, as I have to seriously study these music scores (as well as several others) for upcoming performances. Hearing the music instead of words while I create rehearsal plans is pretty cool though. Today is perfect for getting my music geek on!
It wouldn't be a proper snow day without some snowshoeing. I had to dig out my car at the end of the driveway so we could get plowed out, and ended up taking a stroll around the neighborhood after I was finished. What a perfect little diversion!

Tenny, guarding her alpaca charges... Actually, she just wanted a hug.
Stay warm, safe, and may your spirit stay positive. Happy Winter!