I have been without a kitchen sink and therefore no kitchen water this week.....it gave a whole new twist to washing in the creek! (BTW, it didn't work and I had to rewash everything setting up in the bathroom and using the tap water! I forgot that the pool water is salt water and it just didn't rinse well! Live and learn!))
The sink installation took all day yesterday but by evening;
I had water! And a new deep sink.......very gratifying.
In between flurries of activity cleaning and helping Bill, I accomplished some spinning and swatching for the Fiber Binder Club with some Pygora and
Mohair. The Pygora is definitely softer by a little but they were both a good spin and knit!
We waited the 120 days to pick our bananas! Did you know they never ripen on the tree; you have to pick them and then wait for them to lighten in color to eat them?! The bloom begins right up close to the bananas and then keeps gaining length as it looses petals. It is very cool!
We brought our bunch in to wait for it to ripen!
Each banana is about 6" long and there are 18 of them.
Bill had a great idea...
The Maple trees are getting their color. We did have one night of freezing temperatures (32F) and that was just enough to trigger the bit of red to the leaves and for the trees to drop their leaves.
This one has a bit more of the reddish brown foliage.
The ground is pretty under the tree, too.
See ALL the color?!
But overall, the pond lawn doesn't look too different from the rest of the year!
We do have color for December in the East Palatka Holly trees-the red berries are very festive on this 'always green' tree.
Lots of berries that are ripe just in time for the first Northern Robins to arrive....any day now!
If we do not get too many more freezing temperatures, we will be getting another bunch of bananas in a few months! (See how close the bloom is to the bananas...the stalk will just keep growing down several feet from the fruit)
I liked the first mitts I made, the one on the right. They almost filled the idea that was in my head. But I tweaked the pattern and yes--This is what I wanted it to look like! I needed some definition to the point ribbing on the back of the hand.
And I used the new knitting software I bought and created a pattern for them! If you would like the pattern for free, just leave me a comment (and email address if it isn't imbedded in your signature) and I will email you the pdf for Pointedly Ribbed Fingerless Mitts!
I also finished the last of the puppy hats-this one in darker colors to reflect her own dog!
My FiberBinderClub package got lost in the mail last month but it is finally here along with this month's!
I hand carded the pygora fiber
and the mohair so they are ready for spinning!
This is what the beautiful sock looks like that I worked on this week! I got all done and tried it on and it fit perfectly...unfortunately, it is for my daughter and it was not long enough even though the pattern said it was for a larger foot. I reworked the whole pattern to make it 1" longer and a 1/2" wider so I know it will work when I knit it again!!! It is all part of the art!