Runty the Cat
Billy the Bear
And that little guy was inspecting Granddaughter Ingrid's Wonderful Wallaby.
This last picture has nothing to do with Teddy bears, knitting or cat, but it's so pretty I decided to include it anyway. Here are the trees in the Shenandoah National Park one foggy morning in November as we drove along the Skyline Drive hoping to see the Fall foliage and instead encountering ... ice and snow!
Bangkok used to be notorious for traffic jams. It still is. But one improvement since my last visit is that you no longer have to negotiate (translation: haggle) the prices with taxi drivers. Taxi drivers in Bangkok now are relatively new, clean, air-conditioned, and HAVE METERS! You flag on down, tell him you destination and hop in! No more haggling over prices, no more holding up the traffic! Small wonder!
On top of that, they come in wonderful colors. Have you ever seen such candy-colored cabs elsewhere? I call them M&M on wheels...In pink..
Carving a mortar from wood..
And one from clay..
An early settler showing you how to make a wooden tomahawk.
And the essential whiskey barrel.
A native American dancing.
String musical instruments from northeastern Thailand.
The best, is the Holz & Stein needles from Germany.
Yeah!! I can knit with cotton now!
This is Evie, a free pattern from Debbie Bliss. I am knitting it in Blue Sky organic cotton. The pattern calls for needles size 8 and I got gauge with Holz& Stein size 8. Way to go! The only drawback is that the Holz & Stein are very hard to find, and pricey to boot. You can get them at Catherine Knits (you need to call; they don't have online ordering) or at Knitty Noddy . At $30 a pair they are an investment, but in my opinion they are worth every penny!
In the meantime the zucchini plants are producing.
I picked five more zucchini over the weekend. So far I have had nine, which is nine more than I had last year.
Things are looking good in my knitting and gardening world!