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Archive for September, 2008

Seasonal Sumac

Posted by mtmom on September 28, 2008

I thoroughly enjoy watching the (always early) seasonal changes of the Sumac in our backyard.

In a few short months, it goes from this. . .








. . . to this. . .



. . . to this. . . 

Sept 11  



 . . . and this. . .








. . . to this!

Sept 27



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A Tale of 2 Cats

Posted by mtmom on September 13, 2008

We’re having lots of health issues in my extended family, some serious, some not so.  So I hope you won’t mind if I prattle about inconsequentials for a bit. . . .

You’ve all met Chloe, our cat.

A few months back, we looked into the backyard and jumped — the cat was out and under the birdfeeder!  But no, here she is, right here.  Hmmm. . . .

Turns out, our neighbors now have a (wandering) cat that looks SO MUCH like ours!  Here is the outside cat (left).  And here is Chloe (right). 







How about some frontal shots?  Left (outside), and right (Chloe).








What do you think of that?!

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Fall Colors and “Carnivorous” Sock Designing

Posted by mtmom on September 11, 2008

I love seeing the colors change at this time of year.  Our sumac turns earliest.  Here it is on 24 August, with just a bit of yellow peeking through from under the green. 

And here is today’s palette.   









I just love it!

Sock Madness designing had been “eating my lunch” last week (hence the term “carnivorous” in this post’s title!), but this week it’s more or less in hand.  I have the pattern written out to the heel, but am fine-tuning some neat tricks for the ankle.  No photos yet — don’t want to give away any surprises for 2009’s competition!

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2008 County Fair

Posted by mtmom on September 7, 2008

Last weekend, our Parks and Recreation department hosted the 2008 Coconino County Fair.  My knitwear (one per category, completed since Sept. 1 last year) earned several ribbons. 

And my Neapolitan Ice Cream Sweater got a First. 

And, if I may be allowed to brag on my daughters, their entries got some good reviews as well.

Here is littlest’s collection.    And these for my middle girl.






We saw some wooly creatures at the Fair.

This is a Jersey Wooley rabbit.  Wonder how the fur spins up? 

And here, 4H’er Marissa brushes out her 4(or 5)-year-old Churro ewe.  She tells us that the black sheep “silver” as they age. 

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