Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Often, as we are heading over the bridges on our way to and from Anna Maria Island, we see people riding their horses through the waters of Perico Bayou. I never seem to have my camera - or - the traffic is so bad, we don't feel that we can pull over. Luck was with us the other day - lots of fun to watch!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Well, I would say that the only things "Florida-like" about this post are the colors! I recently finished my second Top Down Icelandic Sweater, like the one that I did before Christmas. Craftsy, the site of the on-line class that I followed to complete them both, had a huge sale before Christmas of the Lopi wool suggested by the pattern (please see the previous post for pattern and materials information). I decided to go with the colors that the class sample was done in. There are probably a couple hundred in the same color combination floating around out there - but I suspect that I won't bump into anyone!
This time around - it was much easier (and faster) to follow the yoke pattern. This is not just because I had already done it once, but because the colors were so distinctive. My first one, done in three shades of gray, was much tougher. The shades were so subtle that I sometimes didn't know which yarn I was using. This time I also added the yoke's motif to the cuffs and the bottom edge of the sweater. This in itself wasn't a problem, but I admit that the cuffs were "fiddly" - best way to describe them!
You will see that I once again opted for toggles rather than buttons - I really like the look. I also chose a playful ribbon for the underside lining - I think that it's a lot of fun!
Speaking of fun - please check out the article and photos below. It also comes with an audio component. Fiddly doesn't even begin to describe how I would feel about such small and delicate knit-work - but I am seriously impressed!
|Photo: Mia Partlow/WFIU|
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
This post will be short and sweet! We have just returned from a several day trip across-state to the city of Stuart, where we will return to next winter. We had a wonderful time while we were there. We visited with old friends (some not seen in many years), hunted for housing (no firm results yet), had wonderful food, good laughs, and a terrific time.
The fountain above is just about in the city center. I tried to find some on-line information about it - but did not have much luck. I do know that the fish is a marlin - it is handsome both day and night.
I meant it when I said short and sweet! That's all folks!