Friday, 29 July 2011

Les Champignons

Took these out at the cabin last weekend.

I've never seen the red polka dot ones outside of a cartoon! They are supposed to be very poisonous.

I wonder what I will find there this weekend. It changes so much, even from day to day.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Socks! A year in the making!

I don't enjoy making socks very often --- probably why it took me (precisely) one year to make this pair!

Pattern is the Waving Lace Socks by Evelyn A. Clark from the Favorite Socks book. Yarn is Knit Picks Felici in the Positively Pink colourway.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Nature pics from the cabin

11 photos today --- mushrooms, wild strawberry, more mushrooms and our furry kitty.

We've had a very wet spring and the ground is rather saturated -- plus a few cool days, and we've got tons of mushrooms in the forests. As well, the wild strawberries are starting to pop up all around the lot. They are so little and you really have to watch for them, being only about half-inch big. There's some interesting flowers out there this year too that I've never seen before, including some purple passionflowers, which I am fairly certain are not native to the area and I'm sure my dad must have planted some years ago before he passed away. I'm still doing research to figure out what the rest are.