Sunday, September 24, 2006

On The Wagon...

Yep, I have jumped on a few wagons this past week. The first, being the Ballband Dishcloth wagon. I had seen these in the Mason Dixon book and was a little intimidated by them, but decided to give it a try. What fun they are to make!! Here is one I just finished for a good friend of mine.. (they are her favorite colors!) Hopefully it will make dishwashing just a little more fun!!



The next wagon was a literal hay wagon, as it is that time of the year again to get hay for the llamas for the winter. Always a big job to get 250 plus bales of hay up into our neighbors barn and into our barn. But with a beautiful day and lots of good help, the job gets done!




There is nothing like the smell of fresh hay! And now we are ready for winter to come. We are keeping a close eye on our neighbor's llama, Celeste, who is expecting a cria anyday. I will post photos shortly after the new one arrives!!























The cheesecake wagon is next..... We have to bring a dessert to a music night tonight at church and I decided to make these fun little individual cheesecakes. Using a pan I got from Williams and Sonoma and the easy recipe on the box it looks like I really slaved hard!! But in reality I was sitting in front of the T.V. knitting watching my Vikings lose to the Bears. Aargh! 4th down 2 yards to go is not a time for a long pass!!!(Well, it might have been a bit more complicated than that... I was knitting after all and only looking up for the 'highlights'!) Mom just said the Twins won, so that is some consolation!! (If I haven't mentioned before, I am a Minnesotan by birth...Iowan by marriage)





Back to knitting.....
I have two bags about ready to felt... The first is a Sophie bag made with Lion Wool. Haven't used this before, but it was on sale at Hobby Lobby this past week so thought I would give it a try.











The second is a modified Runabout bag that is about finished. (will be tomorrow) Made with Wool of the Andes Bulky. Will add a green strap and a fun button. Decided to not make the compartments and added a bit of a bottom.




INTRODUCTIONS: Well, just two this week. The first is the miniature pony that came to live with our neighbor. He's a funny fellow. We call him 'Phoney'. Our daughter actually takes him for runs like she use to run our dogs. Gets some funny looks. He actually is trained to pull a cart, but you feel bad making him pull you because he is so small....
Llamas are afraid of him, but he really is a gentle little guy!



















And then there is Miss Molly. She is a Wheaton Terrier that lives next door with Phoney. Talk about a bundle of energy. Miss Molly loves to jump up and dirty a perfectly clean pair of pants. Good thing she is so cute....






Life is good out here on the 'farm'. Always an adventure.......

6 comments:

Heidi said...

Man I loved looking at all these pictures...a cheerful dishcloth, farm life, animals....CHEESECAKES!! Yum! Lucky you, two new bags to felt!

AR said...

Yeah, great pictures! I really like the colors you used for the dishcloth. Can't wait to see pics of the cria.

Janice said...

Thanks guys! I love knitting; cooking; scrapbooking and photography. This blog has been a fun way to write about all!! And to find fun friends around the world who enjoy the same things!!

Deborah said...

wherever do you find the time??? I get my breath of fresh air looking at your blog... ahhhhh

Ang W. said...

Hey you live in a good place to be a fan of Minnisota football and base ball! Over here There are way too many Bears and Packers types. I have to go there for my Vikings fix. I listen to AM 600 WMT and hear the games. How ever we are Cubs fans at our home. I grew up with the KC Royals farm club but when they left I did not stay with them. dH family bleads Cubbie blue so it was wise to join them our life would not be so good here.

Julia said...

Ok so this had comments, but I just thought that picture of Kirstin looked adorable so I just couldn't restrain myself from commenting