Saturday, February 7, 2009

I have 10 followers!

I haven't posted anything from the present in a long time. Today, I noticed that I have 10 followers! How exciting! Thanks to everyone who finds what I write about interesting enough to "follow" me. I'd also like to encourage commentary on my training style and things, as I know I am only just beginning.

I've really been ignoring my blog lately. Part of it is because I really miss my horses and reading my journal makes it worse. But the other reason is that 2 weeks ago, a friend of mine introduced me to knitting, so I started making a scarf, then last week (at our now weekly knitting circle), another friend showed me how to crochet (which I did when I was a kid, but that was a long time ago). So, I started crocheting hats, and I've become obsessed with making them! I think this is my "I miss my horses" new obsession. I've been averaging 1 hat an evening since last week, so I'm up to 7 hats made now! Most of them have already been sent onto friends and family. What fun! In these pictures, the hats are shown in the order I made them, so you can see how my "skill" has progressed. (Please excuse the model...the hats just look better on my head than holding them out or posing them on my knee or something...)

I have been trying to get out and enjoy the outdoors every weekend. Today, I went to Philip's Farm with a couple friends. I had my boys along, and my friend brought her dog. We had a very nice hike (it was so sunny and warm!), and the dogs had a great time running through the snow (although it was very difficult in places where the snow was still deep because it was too soft to walk on top of, but also too hard to sink in consistently, so it was a strange sort of stumbling crawl that we all had to do).

The snow was very deep in places!

A view of Kamiak Butte from Philip's Farm.

This was a picture of my boys that I really liked, but it was a little blurry. With some photo editing, it looks even better than it would have if the picuture was not blurry!


Linda said...

xI love the pictures and the hats! My oldest son, the musician, learned to crochet hats when he was about 14 and then he taught all of his friends how so that most of his classmates were all making their own hats, too. It was kind of an addiction for him, too. Hope it makes the time pass quickly for you!

Andrea said...

Nice hats! The knitting circle sounds fun.

I've been meaning to go to Philips Farm for a long time now, but never have even though I drive by it a couple times a week.

Your dogs are so darn cute! Looks like they had a lot of fun.