04 August 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 152 days and counting down.
Today, we had a little visitor in the basil. I think he may have been a bit lost, but I'm not sure. He was a long way from the pool of water where he was most likely a tadpole.
When we realized that the frogs love our little "fountain" (a big word for a tiny spot of water), we let it go natural, and they come back every year. We all watch the eggs hatch and the tadpoles grow up, sprout legs, and go hopping away. The boys put pieces of wood down so the tiny froglets can crawl out of the water, and every morning we get an updated account of how many frogs have grown out of tadpoles. This year's crop has matured and left, so seeing this little guy again was a big treat!
In other news, I finished one of my Maia mitts today and started another. The new one is green. And beaded. :) I really like the way this one turned out in the variegated yarn, but I do love my green.
The lace pattern travels down the back of the hand.
And there is pattern around the cuff, as well.
The thumb gusset appeals to my anal retentive side.
It's looking very cool in the green. More pics of that later!
So now, the Maia hat...beret or beanie? That's the question! I'm already guessing it's going to be beaded. And I'm thinking it's probably a beret. Am I right?