I want to wish a Happy Easter to you and your family. We are getting things ready today for a family dinner here on the farm with our sons and their families. We have a huge ham and will have glazed carrots, cheesy potato bake, corn casserole and sourdough rolls. After dinner there will be some egg hunting in the farm yard. The weather is simply amazing! Not a cloud in the sky and very warm.. it's 73 and will be that again tomorrow! I noticed that our Trilliums are in bloom and hubby trekked up into the forest and snapped me these photos. Aren't they wonderful?
And so, I wish you a lovely day and I hope you tell me all about it!
And now.. to finish the bunny. She needed boots. Here is the first one. Oh my goodness, it was a trial and a tribulation to sew these up properly! I had to take stitches out and start over a time or two.
The second one was easier as I learned what NOT to do on the first. Isn't that always how it is?Day 5 saw both shoes done and the last thing to make was the capelet. The color of yarn that came with my kit was a muted sage green. I discussed this with my friend Shirley and we decided I needed a brighter shade - so I went shopping in my "studio" (yarn hoarding room) and I found the most lovely shade of raspberry in a Debbie Bliss Andes - 65% baby alpaca and 35% mulberry silk. Nothing is too good for this bunny! I got the yarn in a swap from a lady in England from the Ravelry group - "We Love Lucy". :-)
Is this luscious.. or what? Sweetie held the hank of yarn while I lovingly wound it into a ball. I know the ball winders are handy, but there really isn't anything as homey and pretty as a hand wound ball of yarn.
Day 6.. the finishing of the knitted capelet. I learned a new technique, knitting a curve. Such soft yarn!
Almost done.. knit knit.. talked to my daughter in Ohio for a few hours while knitting.
It's not perfect.. and goodness.. seeing the nose close up is embarrassing.. but she's done by hand and that's how handwork goes. :-)
Maggie (her name for now) modeled a bit. Dayle surprised me with this big bunch of flowers when he went shopping for the Easter dinner things.. isn't he sweet?
Taking in some sun under the giant daffodils by the pond. :-)
On the sitting rock by the waterfall.
And good news.. both of our new chickens are laying as we've had two of these aqua beauties a day! The bad news is Hershey and Buffy have gone broody and have stopped laying. Dayle keeps removing them from the nest and putting them in the chicken yard - but it hasn't stopped them yet. Does anyone know a tried and true method of getting them to stop being broody?
OK, I have some housework to do.. so off I go.. have a GREAT day tomorrow! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)