Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley grow...

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After days and days of endless rain and hail, there was a short reprieve. C, Little L and I, experiencing a bit of cabin fever, seized the opportunity and went out on an adventure to find colorful leaves for our usual autumn time craft of preserving leaves with beeswax. It was still gloomy out (hence the dark photographs), and misting rain but that's our typical weather. Autumn is just beginning to grace us with it's presence here in Portland. I so love this time of year. I am trying to take it all in and keep it fresh in my memory. It will be four years before we see trees like this again.

While we were out, I took the chance to snap a few pics of Little L in the latest project that just came off my needles. It's the Barley hat by Tincanknits. What an enjoyable knit. I love the blue colorway of the yarn with his blue eyes, too. Speaking of those eyes of his, I asked him to show me his baby blues and this is what I got:

big eyes!

That's my little chubba-bubba - always the entertainer.

It's not like he needed another hat. I just needed something quick to knit, you know, in between the other eight projects I am working on. I think I may need an intervention...

p.s. I named Little L's hat "Oats, Peas, Beans and Barely grow" after a song from K's first grade class did for circle time:

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Can you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?

First the farmer sows his seed, Stands back up and takes his ease,
He stamps his foot and claps his hands, And turns around to view his lands.

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Can you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?

Next the farmer waters the seed, Stands back up and takes his ease,
He stamps his foot and claps his hands, And turns around to view his lands.

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Can you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?

Next the farmer hoes the weeds, Stands back up and takes his ease,
He stamps his foot and claps his hands, And turns around to view his lands.

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Can you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?

Last the farmer harvests his seed, Stands back up and takes his ease,
He stamps his foot and claps his hands, And turns around to view his lands.

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Can you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?

p.p.s - Last chance to enter the Armadillo Dreams giveaway!

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