Monday, January 12, 2009

Do you know any sock knitters?

Calling all sock knitters!  All skill levels are welcome to participate in the First Annual Dyenamics Yarn March Madness Knit Off.  So please, pass this along.  We are still looking for a few good knitters to fill the ranks of the 64 before the Madness kicks off in March.

It is completely free, yet there are prizes to be won!

It is competitive, yet none of the bitchiness that plagued the Sock Wars!

It is fun, yet does not last forever - so prod those you know to enter, and convince them that the least they can do for you in to knit one of the pairs for you!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The view from here... being vacation.  We needed a quick get-away, and we have a bit of a tradition...we've been taking the first week in January in Ft. Myers Beach with my parents for a few winters now, and we figured it would be testing fate to do otherwise...

Besides, we have an excellent farm sitter, and this was the view out the front window the day before we left:

Wouldn't you leave?

My two favorite photos from vacation are kind of different.  I took them both on a walking tour of the Audobon Society Cypress Forest preserve outside of Ft. Myers.  They have 2.25 miles of boardwalk winding through a cypress swamp and several complementary habitats for endangered and native Florida wildlife and birds.
Here is a close up of some fungi on the boardwalk rails:
And here is a butterfly; dead on the swamp waters, seen from the boardwalk.  Even beautiful in death...

I noticed both of these by trying to follow our zen guidance for January - walk slowly through life and appreciate what is.  Hmmm...

Favorite saying so far (noticed on a t-shirt of a fellow beach bum):

"Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things"