Micro-mini knitting.

I had a wonderful time in Oregon last week.  As usual, I took very few photographs.  I prefer to “live in the moment” and experience things as they happen.  That’s my excuse, anyway.  Suffice it to say, the weather was fantastic, and fun was had by all.

Having finished the Cinco de Mayo wedding gift rug, I find myself in a bit of a quandary deciding what to do next.  While I ponder that, I’ve been doing some micro-mini knitting.  I’ve made quite a few of these tiny beaded bags, which are decorative necklaces.  The size of the bag itself is 2” tall by 3” wide. 

Stringing the beads onto the cotton crochet thread is the most tedious part of the process. Once that is done, knitting the tiny bag on the size 0000 needles [essentially metal toothpicks!] goes much faster.  These two beaded bags are intended as gifts.

My super secret project is underway and I might share a few close-up photos as I go along, so the entire project will remain a secret.  It will be fun and something that I haven’t done before. 

The weather has finally turned the corner and some springtime chores are getting tackled here at Crow’s Foot Farm.  I washed the windows in my studio and put in the screens, so I can enjoy the warm breezes as I work. 

My hens are enjoying having their big window open now.  All of the winterizing has been removed.  I still have to clean the hen house, which is a major undertaking.  I’m delaying that chore a bit until an overcast and not-too-hot day presents itself.

How is your springtime progressing?  

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in preparing for the warmer months ahead.

  Almost finished knitting beaded bag number two.  

Almost finished knitting beaded bag number two.