Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day Weekend

We had a nice Father's Day dinner with both "kids" here yesterday. In honor of Father's Day it seemed appropriate to make one of my strawberry pies that the whole family enjoys. We DID enjoy the pie as well as the time together yesterday.

Saturday, Len and I spent the day at Michigan International Speedway for the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series race. This day included a tour of the pit area, which was very interesting, as well as a great race. Here are a few photos from the race day.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Knitting In Circles

I have been in the mood to knit circular shapes lately so have been working on some circular dishcloths/washcloths. Above is the Starfish Cloth knitted in S&C "Playtime" and the Windmill Cloth knitted in S&C "Key Lime Pie".

Both of these patterns can be found at

I also have a partially finished cloth on the needles. This is the"Hearts Wreath" pattern from the TRENDY KNIT DISHCLOTHS leaftlet (Leisure Arts #3892) by Evelyn Clark.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Squirrel Sex Change

My eagle-eye hubby informed me that the *&%@# squirrel is NOT a male, but actually is female. Yesterday when I posted the photo and description of the squirrel event, I made my determination of the squirrel's sex based on behavior rather than actual physical examination. I figured with that naughty behavior, it had to be a male. I stand corrected. Thank you to Len for correctly sexing the squirrel. (I'm still not giving any more peanuts.)

Something fun on the needles. These are the first three wedges
completed on the Windmill Dishcloth, using S&C "Key Lime Pie".
The pattern can be found at

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

No More Peanuts for Squirrels

I have two bird feeders outside my kitchen window and I enjoy the variety of birds that visit every day. There are several squirrels, chipmunks and even a couple of rabbits that clean up the area underneath the bird feeders. I was guilty of thinking the squirrels were cute and might enjoy some peanuts. I've been buying roasted peanuts for the squirrels. Each day as the formerly cute squirrels sat on the patio underneath the bird feeders, I would open the kitchen window and toss them some peanuts.
Those #$%&* squirrels have eaten the last peanut from this house!! The above photo taken this morning tells the story. Yes, that is one of the squirrels and he is climbing the screen of the sliding door in our family room. He also had the nerve to be scratching at the screen as he climbed. This better be the last time he climbs that screen. I am done feeding the squirrels. The rest of the peanuts will be consumed by my human guys.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Knitting Updates

There has been some progress, albeit slow, on the socks for me. I need to be in the mood to knit socks so have been picking them up every so often and knitting for a bit. Of course, the good news is that this is not the time of year I would be wearing them, so there is no rush to finish.
This selection of single balls of yarn is becoming a child's sweater using a pattern that was a favorite of my Mom. Below is a picture of the sweater in progress. I have the back finished and on stitch holders and am now working on the left front.