Monday, January 07, 2008

various

Today, I put some pix on the computer, so I thought I'd present a few here. Saturday I finished the Touch Me scarf from the book Scarf Style, and I was rather pleased with it, though the photo here doesn't really do it justice. It is wonderfully silky, and looks quite sophisticated around a neck, though today it is unseasonably warm, so I'll have to leave it behind when I go out.

I felted it in the washer and the dryer; all the ends satisfactorily disappeared, but there are a few strays, so I may have to use Fraycheck on them.



A soulful Soul regards the basil plant, which continues to do nicely next to the slider to the deck. Usually, my herbs don't thrive inside during the winter, but this one as proved the exception.



Finally, a view of downtown construction from our foray on Friday evening. Our city is in the midst of a condo frenzy, and developers seem determined to obscure any serene views of the river with them. The photo also made me think of Sally's interesting takes on London . . . why, I don't know. But someone who was crossing the street politely waited for me to take this, so I feel obliged to post it.

20 comments:

Gledwood said...

Those are lovely photos: the cat looks very wise indeed...

talking of turtles (or are you a tortoise? and how do you pronounce that: "tor-toyss" the way I do? or boring old "tortuss" like most people..?? yeah turtles: have you ever seen them deep sea swimming on tv? AMAZING!!

Linda said...

I'm really impressed with that scarf-looks like something you'd buy at a high end store. Love the cat too-looks like mine!

lorenzothellama said...

Happy New Year Tuts!
Love your cat. Looks a nice pal for Scaredy.
Love Lorenzo.

lorenzothellama said...

p.s.
Are you getting involved in the President election?
We are following it avidly here.
LtL

Anonymous said...

G: I believe my little picture is actually a tortoise, which I pronounce tor-tuss, boringly. Yes, it is my dream to help the sea turtles from the nest to the sea after they hatch.

LtL: EVERYONE is watching the primaries, chanting, "change, change, change, out, out, out," while doing so. Plus crossing fingers.

tt

d. chedwick bryant said...

that cat looks really familiar to meee.

Mutha Mae said...

You have a cat named Soul. That's so cool. And Soul looks just like my Mowee.

MotherPie said...

I love the scarf!!! The cat in the window... love the photo.

This time of year, contemplating is just part of it. Soul stuff!!!

call me betty said...

A wise and wonderful cat, indeed. What a lovely photo.
Thanks for your comments on my blog :-) I've been a bit lazy recently, but I have a day out with Lettuce tomorrow - camera in hand!
Lovely to see someone else who's a fan of Lucy M Boston. Reminds me that it's a while since I read the books....

The Expatriate Chef said...

I love the color of that scarf. I am really not gifted when it comes to sewing or knitting, it's always amazing to see what others create.

LeenaM said...

You have here now three posts and every photo has their own story, thanks!
You are very versatile person, Beth!

Have a nice Wednesday!

Mountain Dweller said...

A beautiful scarf - well worth all the effort that must have gone into making it!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Cute photos.
The scarf looks so soft.

Merisi said...

I love the scarf! You must have used huge needle to knit, to have it look so gorgeous after felting. Your basil plant look like the survivor on my window sill. I harvest crop after crop, mercylessly, yet it keeps on growing, and the leaves smell better than any bought at the store! You are right, the traffic light image is reminescent of Sally's style. Makes for an example of how what we see influences our life. ;-)
So good to visit you, I shall be back!

Becca said...

I am always so impressed with knitters who know how to felt. I think the end product of felting is so lovely and your scarf is no exception. Your basil is still growing?! How wonderful.

lettuce said...

hi tut-tut. the scarf looks gorgeous - i was going to ask if its chenille, but chenille does't felt, does it? I'd like to know what the yarn is.
I'm still knitting string bags!

i like the last photo - i took lots of random snaps from a train journey yesterday, lots and lots of cranes and building sites.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lettuce: It IS chenille; Touch Me by Meunch, which needs to be washed on hot, then dried in the dryer until damp. This removes any worming, and renders it sheeny and still soft. It loses 10 percent. I tried e-mailing you, but it was returned!

tt

Sally Crawford from London said...

That scarf is jewel-like.

Do you know how much these cost in London? (you even have to go to certain posh shops in certain posh streets to get them) They are 'designer'. And you make them!

(And no I don't have one.)

I have two cats though. That makes up for it a bit! :))

Sally Crawford from London said...

Hey, tut-tut, thanks for the mention & the link.

Yes, bloggers, if you want cranes, trusses and other building equipment, together with holes in the road and piping, come to my blog where they all feature from time to time.

(There's obviously a civil engineer in there trying to get out.) :))

Betty C. said...

Thanks for all of your comments on my blog. I drop here from time to time, but since I'm not much into crafts, jewelry, etc., I find I don't have many ideas for intelligent comments! I do love your cats though!

Take care and have a good weekend!