Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sunny Tuesday

It was really nice to see the sun again today, unfortunately the clear skies brought us cold temperatures again, but if you could stay out of the wind, it wasn't too bad of a day outside. The birdies were also taking advantage of a nice day by visiting my bird feeders. Hey wait a minute.....what's that big dark blob in the middle of my birdfeeder??

A flick of the "zoom" button reveals that Mr. Bushy Tail has made himself at home in the bird feeder feasting on sunflower seeds and corn.
"Hey Sophie, wanna go outside and chase a squirrel?"

Penny enjoyed the sunny afternoon too. She loves this spot on the living room floor where she can bask in the sun and watch the birdies outside on the deck too.

And here's a look at some of the knitting projects I've completed so far this month of January. In this picture is the sweater I started right after Christmas, plus 3 hats, 2 dishcloths and 3 pairs of fingerless mittens. (Before the end of the month, I plan to finish three more projects that are really close to being done: a pair of fingerless mittens, a pair of socks, and 1 more dishcloth.)
Every year I start out with good intentions of keeping track of every project I start and finish each month. A few weeks ago, I made up worksheets for 12 months (that's the piece of paper you can see right below the sweater). Ideally, my plan is to complete more projects than I start (since I have 20+ unfinished projects stashed all over the house) and having them listed on a worksheet helps me track my progress. I usually do really good with recording my projects until about April or so and then once my indoor knitting time slacks off, all my good intentions go by the wayside. I'll let you know in a few months how my projects are going.....


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finishing all of those projects. I especially like the burgundy hat with the snow flakes, oh heck I like them all, it is a nice variety.


~Molly~ said...

What gorgeous knitting!! I love the grey blobby cat too, we have some plump ones like that here.*G*


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am not a very good keeper of records either. The best intentions... I love the sweater. It looks so warm. I can see that you have been busy.

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Mom. I sold most of the hats out of my Etsy store before Christmas, so it's time to restock and hats are a good project to take along in the car.

Thanks Molly. Penny has gotten pretty plump over the years and the vet scolds me for it at every check-up!

Hi Lisa,
I realized yesterday that I hadn't done a blog post for a whole week.....mostly because I've been knitting too much!

Jayne said...

That's a LOT to get accomplished in January! Love how the sweater turned out too. :c)

Anonymous said...

I've got to tell you, if I could turn out stuff like this, I'd forget to feed the birds. The Fair Isle (is that what they're called?) hats are awesome and I love the owls!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, Ruthie, your knitting items are gorgeous. So much fun to see what you've been doing. Thanks for posting them.

Taos Sunflower said...

I'm SO impressed with all the UFOs you've finished!

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Jayne. The sweater needs to be washed & blocked yet--hopefully that will give it a better shape.

Thanks Mary Lee. Fortunately, I can knit AND watch birds and that's a perfect day for me!

Thanks Mama Pea. It's a good thing for me to see how much I accomplished in a month too.

Thanks Martie. And guess what? I just ordered more yarn from KnitPicks this afternoon. Jeez, I have no willpower whatsoever (good thing there are no calories in yarn, right?)