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A WIP to an FO

I had a special request from Tina to knit a northwest tree hat.  So, I dutifully dug through my stash of Donegal tweed leftovers and cranked out this cute Lodgepole pine hat.  Look for it in the Kelli Slack designs line-up early next spring.

I’m really feeling the love for the hats right now.  This is the third one I’ve made in as many weeks.  I think I might have to make a few more.  Then again, the mitts and socks are calling to me. . .

 


Rabbit Shows

My friend, Linda, came down from WI and we went to a show in Sedalia, MO.  It was great fun.  I took some banana nut muffins.  We spent time with one of our favorite rabbit breeders, Rick.  We both won an award.  Plus, I was able to do some knitting on a new design.  It was a wonderful night and day with friends and I was so pleased to show off some of my upcoming juniors to Linda too. With any luck I’ll be able to go to the last show of the year on New Year’s Eve.  I do so enjoy my rabbit shows.


I’m Teaching

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The best part is that you can take my class no matter where you are. 🙂

Just follow the link and you’ll go to my Skill Share class.  This introductory class is free for now.  So, if you’ve been thinking about knitting, but need a little help getting started, this class is for you!

Seriously, it’s free.  If you go enroll, it helps me to trend and get my class on the front page.  So, even if you don’t need to learn how to knit, I would really appreciate you signing up for Skill Share and enrolling in my class. Please.  And Thank you.

I show you how I purl, which is an odd form of Portuguese purling.  So, it’s worth watching just to watch me purl if nothing else. 🙂


Country Club Plaza and World War I Museum

 

I spent an enjoyable hour walking around the Country Club Plaza exploring the shops, finding a few trinkets, and getting more tired by the second.  So we hitched it in for the night after finding some food.

The World War I memorial is amazing.  It’s almost immersive.  You walk in and the beginning movie is riveting as it sets you up for the confluence of events that brought the world crashing down and resulted in World War I.  The museum is moving and terrible and should be a part of the education of everyone.  I know that is impossible, but the thought of the war is horrifying in the gratuitous way it spills out in artifacts and propaganda.  Not something I will ever forget, nor should you.


Kansas City Zoo

We had a lovely day walking at the Kansas City Zoo.  It was warm enough, but still a bit chilly at times.  I missed taking a photo of the red panda.  Red pandas and okapi are my favorite of the zoo animals.  I did, however, enjoy my time with the penguins, hippo, and elephants.  Plus, we saw some extra curricular activities being enjoyed by the African Painted Dogs.  There may be puppies in the Kansas City Zoo’s future.

In any case, a highly enjoyable zoo.  Definitely worth a walk and a visit if you are in the KC area.


Baby Bunnies

There are still some babies around here.  Sometimes I have to convince the does to put their nests where they belong.  Or I just move it for them.  Sometimes I also find colors in my nesting boxes that I can not show.  As it happens, that little blue thing on the left is one of those “non-showable” colors.  It is a blue-steel.  Now.  I can still breed with that baby, if it makes the cut for breeding stock, but it will never see the show table.  It’s a sad state of affairs sometimes.  Still, the show table is only one place for a rabbit to go.