Saturday, July 31, 2010

A perfect day

The 1 mile hike to the Angel Falls  was just gorgeous and remote. There was a little bit of everything; climbing, water, woods, untamed wilderness........ 
The Smalls Falls are one of our favorite places to go. Jumping from rocks into swimming holes just made my husbands and kids day. Even the cool water couldn't hold them up.
                                         





And finally my dream came true. I saw three Moose! One of them was still a baby.


       

      
Last but not least a beautiful sunset!
     
    

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sunday River Alpacas


Two days ago we visited Sunday River Alpacas, in Bethel Maine. I was impressed about the close relationship Mo, the owner of this beautiful farm, has with her animals. They are very well taken care off. Besides the farm she has a  precious store where she sells her fiber and various hand crafted items. While I indulged myself in alpaca fiber paradise, my little one got to feed the fish in the fish pond. Thank you, Mo, for making our visit such a nice family event!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Harvest

In my childhood I remember my father constantly trying to come up with new ways to make his gardening highly effective. Unfortunately none of these really seemed to work. We started to call his farming attempts "burying money in the yard". For the last few years it seamed that I follow his foot steps.
Of course I always had good excuses like too much rain, too dry, bad year, mean bugs and vegetable eating creatures.........
This year everything changed, except that the little bunny rabbits invaded my garden through the fence and ate all my lettuce. Oh well. But everything else is doing fine. All kinds of squashes, zucchini, cucumber, melon, broccoli, brussel sprouts and not to forget the tomatoes are growing. Here is the proof:


I'm really proud of my tomatoes. One of them is an Ukrainian heirloom called Cosmonaut Volcov, one a Swiss Rose de Berne and one a German Pineapple among the common kinds I have. The best of all, it's all organic!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It is.....

.....the Lizard Ridge Afghan for my husband I finally finished. He had to wait patiently for two years until he is able to wrap himself up in this blanket to escape cold winter temperatures. O.k, it's hard to picture freezing weather in a heat like we have right now. 
To take a picture of a big piece like this is quite a undertaking. Fortunately our tree house is high enough.



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What is this?

Here a little summer quiz for you. What is featured on the picture below? The person who posts the right answer on my blog first will receive a knitting related surprise gift.
O.k, here's the picture:


Friday, July 16, 2010

Triple Blue

This post I have to start with a confession. When we moved into our house in the States we made fun about the fact that this house has central air, which we thought is typical American. I have to admit it was pure ignorance, because the longer I live in CT the more I appreciate this fabulous invention trying to cope with the hot and humid summers. Who would have thought that you have subtropical weather in rural New England? The other cool fact of our air conditioned house is that I am still able to knit despite sticky and muggy outside conditions. Yay, to some of the modern technology!
Now I come to the even more exciting part of this post. I have a new design in works. The buzz of this new adventure even kept me from a well earned nap in the afternoon. Who would snooze  then anyways...


Elisabeth from Wolle's Yarn Creation has so many beautiful colors to choose from. 
I picked this one for my new creation:


Yes, it's blue.....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hats and more......





With these hats I found the perfect knitting project for hot and muggy summer days. They are part of a Mystery hat and mitten KAL through Wool-Aid. All finished items will be hand delivered to orphanages in Kazakhstan. You will find the pattern here. Thank you, Jean, for doing this KAL!


I'm working on a new design. So exciting..... more later....