Monday, November 11, 2013

The view from my ride

As part of my goal to lose some weight (15 pounds so far - woot) I've been trying to bike more. One of the great things about my city is the wonderful bike trails, lanes and bridges. It makes it easier to stay motivated since I can explore more than just my immediate neighborhood.

While I've been out on my rides, I have also taken the time to stop and get a few pictures. The variety of the scenery on my rides is just amazing - suburban and desert mixed together.

Plus this guy!

I had a roadrunner cross pretty much right in front of me! How cool is that?!


Friday, November 1, 2013

Finished Object Friday - Booties

A friend of mine is having a baby and I'm going to her shower this weekend. I wanted to make a pair of booties for her so I decided to knit a pair of Saartje's booties. I have had this pattern in my Ravelry queue forever and decided this was the perfect chance to make them.

I had quite a bit of leftover yarn from my first pair of socks so I used that and I found the most adorable buttons at Joann's - little flowers! I used my size 1.5 needles, which is what the pattern called for, but they ended up smaller than they are supposed to be. I think they will still work okay for a newborn but I was hoping they would fit a little longer. It is a really cute, quick pattern though! I will definitely make them again, although probably with a larger needle and thicker yarn.

For more finished objects, check out Tami's Amis!