Yay! It’s Friday! My second weekend back from tour, and I’m going to a home improvement store to get myself a shelf. Yes I am. And while I’m there, I’m going to check out the outdoor area and see if they have any little fencing because last year, they ran out like in April, and never got any more, and I NEED it. (laughing)
So I’m watching the weather, and they still don’t know if the East Coast is going to get snow or not on Sunday, so I’m not going to complain about the coming cold. We’ve got about 50% of our yard back, but the places that still have snow are in the shade, and it’s going to be a while. My neighbors must think I’m nuts, because I’m already out there looking at the dirt, waiting for the first bulbs. (And I found some!)
I’m thinking I’ve got a few more weeks of indoor things before I can even start to think about moving my entertainment outside. I finally finished my knitted dragon. (Apart from the eyes. I still have to do the eyes.) If you lurk here, you might remember me talking about him over the past year or so. I ordered a crocheted pattern last year, but didn’t like it, so I threw it out and bent my attention to making my own, knitted pattern. This is dragon number three, and the second one I actually put wings on. I really, really like him. I’ll be doing another to tweak the legs, check my pattern, and make sure I wrote everything down, because I want this guy to be reproducible.
I don’t think it’s coincidence that the first ms/book I ever wrote was about dragons, and now the first knitted creation I make entirely from scratch is a dragon as well. Pern, you left your mark, and now I have my firelizard. I think I’ll use gold yarn for the next one. Yeah. A gold one . . .
Pssst. I’m on Ravelry, if you’re interested. http://www.ravelry.com/people/KimHarrisonAuthor