Wednesday, April 27, 2011

enjoying

Everything is sprouting and budding and reaching and blooming around here.  We've had a stretch of some nice weather and I've been stalking the yard, poking around and seeing what new beauties have popped their heads up.
I love this time of year, the bugs aren't bad and the humidity is low.  We brought the outdoor furniture up this past weekend and I've been enjoying my quiet time outside all week long. 
I enjoy having my morning time on the deck for as many months as I can...it just feels like a sanctuary when I'm outside in the early morning hours.  The birds are singing, the trees are slowly swaying and for just a while, it's a piece of heaven.   
I've also been enjoying my pleated ballet flats.  They are so comfy and perfect for skitting about the house.  I've been toying with adding suede soles or puffy paint on the bottom for traction, but so far it's not been a problem to just wear them the way they are with nothing on the soles.  I run around all winter in my socks and this feels just the same to me.  Thanks to everyone with their help on my 'hole' issues.
It was the wraps that were tripping me up and this time when I came around to them on the heels, I hid them and all is good!  I knit this pair in Ella Rae classic wool and that was a great choice as they were experimental and I didn't want to screw up an expensive yarn.  So, far they have held their shape and aren't stretching out at all.  It may have been a good choice for durability too!  I barely used one skein and so I'm thinking that I could double the yarn on the soles for a bit of cushion and still get two pairs out of one skein.  I'll keep you posted...I've got another set on the needles now. 
Oh, and they fit perfectly in my crocs, which is what I keep by the door for slipping out into the yard when I feel the need to poke about!  I couldn't resist taking a garden shot while I was out traipsing the flower beds.  I checked to make sure my neighbors weren't around...that's all they'd need to see - me taking a picture of my slippered feet in the garden.  Well, I was so busy checking for my neighbors that I totally didn't notice the garter snake who slithered right by me in his hasty escape.  You should have seen me!  Now, that would have really given my neighbors something to talk about!  oh. my.  Have a great week friends and don't forget to check all your surroundings before attempting any photo shoots! 

14 comments:

Sally said...

is it weird to tell you I love your feet? LOL! Those slippers are simplly adorable, indoors and out! I think I might have to join you, but we have old school hardwood floors and some sort of grippie business would be required!

Enjoy that gorgeous weather!!!

Kristyn Knits said...

looks like everything is coming up perfectly! your yard!! and your porch!! it's the perfect spot to find solace and feel close to Him. love thinking about some of my favorite spots.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Sweet little sprouts and buds and beginnings of flowers. :) You are further along than we are. Love your pics and I too love your ballet slippers, Miz Knitter.

Donna

no spring chicken said...

I love your slippers... and they fit inside your crocs? I must make some!

Blessings, Debbie

wayside wanderer said...

What beautiful flowers and slippers. The slippers look so comfy and cute. Snakes = the hazards of blogging! haha ;)

The WoodLand School said...

Love the slippers ... loathe the snake ;-)

Happy Spring!

From All Stitched Up said...

I love your slippers!!! It is beautiful outside these days !

christinelaennec said...

Thanks for these beautiful photos of your garden (I love the Solomon's seal!) and your slippers. Too bad you didn't capture the snake!
Your deck time sounds great. We live one floor up from our garden, and don't tend to spend too much time lounging out there as it's not very warm in Aberdeen, and also we are in full view of all the neighbours. So enjoy your deck!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your slippers are so precious -- both the pattern and the color. Nice job. Personally though, seeing that snake would have caused me to go into immediate cardiac arrest. They scare me half to death.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful slippers. I have a pattern I have been meaning to try for slippers and in the pattern they double the yarn for the sole for added comfort so I think you should definitely try it for the next pair. Your yard looks lovely and I agree that sitting on the patio in the early morning before the day begins is definitely a little slice of heaven :).

Gloria said...

Yikes....a snake!! It is good he is out doing his job though, working in your garden. Now, with me, sometimes I don't see things until I get them on my computer and enlarge them. Then I say, "WOW! I didn't know that bug was in that photo!" That is why I need glasses now. I have always had such great vision (20/20) up until the last few years. Oh well,,,it happens eventually to all of us.
Your slippers are beautiful! I am amazed that anybody could make such a thing. Enjoy them, they really do look cozy.
I hope your weekend is full of sunshine, and garden moments!

xoxo...Gloria

Amanda said...

Oh my word, I love your slippers. I think some knitted slippers look a little clumsy but these look so neat!

Stephanie said...

I so wish this weather lasted much longer, I love being outside at this time of year, but before I know it the bugs and heat are chasing me in :( Love the slippers!

Ruth said...

I love spring, too. There are so many new and lovely things blooming. Such newness and renewal of life after the long cold weather.

Ruth