It's been a colder than usual winter here in sunny Florida and there hasn't been much incentive to engage in outdoor activities. It's finally getting warmer although it's still more rainy than usual.
Withlacoochee Rail Trail. The forecast was good. Here we are first thing in the morning having just loaded the bikes on the back of the van. Becky is on the left and her friend Jill is on the right. We drove over to Inverness, unloaded the bikes and set off to the north on the trail. We biked about five miles, arriving at Sabina's, a restaurant right on the trail in Hernando. We decided it was far enough for the first outing of the year. Sabina's serves a nice breakfast which we enjoyed. We then hopped back on our bikes and cycled south.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
When I was visiting Portland in February I noticed that they still used them at bath time. I decided they needed some new ones. Perry and Linny are very interested in letters. They know what letters their names start with as well as that of their parents and grandparents. I searched on ravelry and found that Rhonda White, from Knitting Knonsense has designed free washcloth patterns with for every letter of the alphabet. I did some stash diving and set about making a "P" and an "L" cloth from Lily Sugar 'n Cream Cotton.
This one is for Perry
This one is for Linny
And here's the photo that came today with the twins modeling their new washcloths. Have you ever seen two cuter bathers?
Friday, March 19, 2010
I always find the hardest part of the trip to be getting into the kayak. Using a kayak when it's on a beach is really easy. Getting into a kayak from a dock is another story. It always makes me anxious. You have to go down the ladder, stand in the tippy kayak and then plop your tush into the seat. I hate it. The photo above shows me smiling in relief because I made it into the kayak without tipping it over and falling into the canal. Once I'm in, paddling is no big deal. This kayak belongs to another Islands resident who wanted to paddle one way rather than round trip. That worked for me so I took her boat to Pecks and she paddled it back.
Soon there were even more of us ready to start out.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Sam, a Cabin Fever pattern, knit in Sirdar Tiny Tots
A version of the Five Hour Baby Sweater called Pretty Baby Sweater knitted in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. It's not a pleasant yarn to work with but I bet it will wash up well and wear like iron.
I have three other baby sweaters on the needles (ADD anyone?). I'll post photos when they are finished.