Wednesday, August 19, 2009
One of the questions I am asked most often is, "what do you do all day while the Trout fishes?" I chuckle at the question. I have always been pretty much a loner. I love solitude and I love experiencing the beauty of nature that surrounds me. Be it walking on a beach by the ocean or walking through the mountains, I am comfortable and at peace. I do need "something" to inspire me to get out of bed though.
This is a baby blanket I just finished knitting for a first time grandmother. I hope to get it in the mail this week. It is a very favorite pattern of mine called "Estonian Lullaby Baby Blanket." This is actually the third I have made and I love the pattern. Montana is an excellent place to knit. Several years ago, we drove to the Bitterroot Valley of Montana to Corvallis, to "Mountain Colors" to buy yarn and watch how they dye it. Lovely people and their discount shelves were very inviting.
I have also been reading a lot and finished several reads with more sitting on a shelf waiting for me.
I brought my sewing machine along also. I have been plugging away sewing myself a jacket out of patchwork fabrics with the seams on the outside so that they fray and get a raggy appearance. Perfect for winter dog walking in Florida.
Of course, I spend quite a bit of time on the computer also. It is great that we have this broadband plug this year. Makes it very convenient for me and I no longer have to go to the library in the neighboring town to use their computers.
I've watched several DVD's including Benjamin Button and The Notebook. I know the Trout would not enjoy these movies, so they also made the afternoons fly by. A couple more are still waiting for me, but I will put those off for cooler days.
We are actually getting warmer out here. The weather from the southwest is reaching up here this coming week, so it will be great walking weather again.