Dreambird Progress

This week I totally forgot on Monday and Wednesday to post the Dreambird progress report.  I think most of us posted Dreambird in our On the Needles post this morning but if you don’t mind linking up here again, I’ll add this post to the sidebar.

From the looks of things, several of us are getting close to finishing Dreambird #1.  Who will be making another one?  Did you enjoy making this enough to make another one?  I did.

Let’s plan on posting progress reports through next week.  I’ll go ahead some time next week and post a “Finished” report and link that in the sidebar so you can add your links to that one when you finish.

Dreambird

Dreambird

This is the picture I took this morning.  I had 14 feathers done and have the 15th finished and probably won’t get time to start the 16th tonight.  I’m planning to make feathers til I run out of yarn, which I think should be around 20 feathers but I will keep going as long as I have the Noro yarn.  How many feathers are you planning to make?

Grasshoppers Are Still Here

Today I was visiting with a friend who lives completely on the other side of the county and she was telling me that their grasshoppers are almost gone.  Maybe that means ours will be gone soon but they’re still here.

Stripped Leaf

Stripped Leaf

Can you see the leaf on the fig tree that’s been stripped?

Chicken Snack

Chicken Snack

Found this one on the fig tree and he became a snack for the chickens.  He was already missing part of a leg but now . . he’s gone.

Dehydrator

Dehydrator

I guess it’s not enough that they’re eating my garden but this guy was apparently trying to get into the dehydrator to eat what I have in there.  He became another snack for the chickens.

I took the pepper plants out of the greenhouse yesterday and am letting them get conditioned to the sun before sticking them out in the garden and I’ve checked on them several times and so far, the grasshoppers haven’t bothered them.  One funny thing . . on my chili peppers, the grasshoppers aren’t bothering the green ones but the minute they turn red, the grasshoppers get them.  I wonder if it’s the color that is attracting them.  They doing a number on the okra but are mostly eating leaves and not bothering the okra pods so much. I guess that’s ok . . not much I can do about it because I won’t use any chemicals on the plants while I’m harvesting okra.  I’m getting more than I need so I’ll leave them alone and let them feast on the okra leaves and hope they leave soon.

 

 

Yarn Report – Week 36, 2013

Only one pattern was added this week and it was the Guernsey Wrap for the Fourth Quarter Challenge at The Loopy Ewe.

Guernsey Wrap

Guernsey Wrap

As always is the case, I have a very good reason for the yarn I added. All of the yarn below is for making Little Cotton Rabbits.  The greenish tan on the left is for a rabbit.  The reddish brown is for a fox. The tan in the middle is for a rabbit.  The black is for trim.  Those are all Cascade 220.  The ecru skein on the right is The Loopy Solids and it’s for dresses and tights.  The smaller cakes of yarn in the packages at the bottom are Loopy Cakes.  Those are smaller skeins of the regular Loopy Solids and it takes 3 of them to make one regular skein so I’m counting all of this loot as 9 skeins added.

Yarn Added

Yarn Added

In the used category, I finished one skein that I’m using for the background on the Dreambird project.  This means I’ve added 23.75 more skeins of yarn than I’ve used since the middle of August. Not the best example of stashbusting but I’m headed in the right direction because I’m buying less than I used to buy. That’s my story!

Used this Week:  1 skeins
Used since mid-August: 6.25 skeins
Added this Week: 9 skeins
Added since mid-August: 30 skeins
Net Used since mid-August : 23.75 skeins