Saturday, November 28, 2015

DADDY RON'S NEW SCARF


Look down!
I am 'way down here.
Do you see the new creation of Daddy Ron's?


It took him a very, very long time to pick up his needles again.


Fine motor skills and brain cognition
go hand in hand ~


so from out of the blue
these factors seemed to be working much more smoothly again.


I usually sit nearby
watching his creations being formed ~


and for some reason
this knitting ball 
keeps creeping up on me!


I suggested that Daddy Ron
should lay the beginnings of his 6 foot scarf
on the glass plate sitting on his mother's
cedar chest ~


he noticed the wooden caster he found 
while on a trek one day
placed it square in the middle 
and
clicked


he tells me 
"It feels so good to be using my hands again
along with my brain.
Colours, shapes and textures
make me whole again
and
by just picking up on a hobby
taught to me by my grandmother and mother,
once so engrained
really gives one hope 
that there can be more around the corner"
CHEERS!!!
(many thanks to Cindy for the petrified wood
to the mystery sea glass maker on the beach
and
the owner of the wooden caster 
from long ago)

33 comments:

  1. Hands and brain together, is Sophie having a wee laugh up there? Super wool, lovely pattern, and this will wrap round twice with a bit left over for the nose and eyes if it gets that cold. Take care, just a row at a time. Just a thought, will there be two of these?

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    1. Jimbo has an Icebreaker merino wool scarf ~ does that answer your question ~ Some of us are blessed!

      K1
      P1
      K1
      even that was a bit taxing!

      All the best my NZ friend!
      Ron here!

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  2. This is wonderful, Miss Sophie. I'm so glad you shared this with us. Very cool, daddy Ron!

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    1. Hi Marfa!

      I have missed talking to you, MISSMARFA!! I hope all's well with you and handsome!!!1





















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    2. Opps, he pressed a key too long!!

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  3. What a beautiful scarf this will be! Way to go, daddy Ron!

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    1. It''ll probably take him all winter YUCK YUCK!!

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  4. Beautiful scarf, beautiful photos!!

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  5. Wait!! I missed something. I'm sorry that I've been away... Glad you're feeling the betterment...

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    1. Oh that's super OK ~~ time and more time always serves us best ~~ now I must K1 P1 K1 ~~~~ CHEERS!!!

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  6. How very fun that daddy Ron is making this beautiful scarf! And we love all those found treasures too.
    Sending love to alll of you!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Hey Ho Tweedles !!!

      Nothing better than scouring the beaches and trails finding unusual trinkets and such, then going home and '\clickity clacking' the knitting needles!!

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  7. Love that color Ron, but the directions are Greek to me. I personally think Sophie deserves a scarf, too (maybe not 6 feet.) Love the photos, of course.

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    1. You are right Barb, Sophie really does deserve a warm something or other for the next few months!

      I can teach you how to knit if you are interested........all you need to know is the letter K and the letter P !!

      Winks!
      Ron

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  8. I'm a religious knitter; everything I make is "holey".

    Glad you know what YOU are doing.

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    1. You are one funny knitting person!!!!!

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  9. Hey, nice tension on your knitting. That's going to be an awesome scarf when you're done!

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  10. Gorgeous color, pattern, density! What an artist!

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    1. Right bac'atcha, Mitch!!

      I am in awe!!!

      As always!

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  11. That is some very fine work! Made with love, I can tell.

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    1. Each tender loving clickity clack of the needles!!

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  12. I wish I knew how to knit. I absolutely adore that first photo. The composition, the lighting, everything.

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    1. My Dads would be all over you with knitting help if you lived closer. They both have knitted since wee ones and now pick up the needles just like riding a bike ~~ comes back so very easily.

      I love looking straight up at the camera only when special words are used like TREATS or MAGGIE(my cousin) or MARY or BTYNN!!

      So simple for me you see!!

      Sophie here!

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  13. I'm new to reading your blog. The photos are so amazing and of course, Sophie is a wonderful subject. The views are truly lovely. Sophie leads a very interesting life.

    Your scarf pattern is great. Did you design it? I love the color. I plan to knit a Christmas gift for a friend and you've given me a great color to go with. He'll love it. Thank you!

    Happy knitting!

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    1. Oh WELCOME aboard to my DOODLE DOGGY WORLD!!

      I say what's on my mind and after a few barks it all makes sense.

      My Dads both LOVE to knit so after a bit of a hiatus for one of them, it all started up again. He got this super simple pattern from a knitting website in Australia. The colour is called mercury from Paton's Worsted Wool choices. Enjoy!!

      Again, thanks for dropping by!

      Sophie here typing for Daddy Ron!!

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  14. Well done on the knitting Ron, what a beautiful colour your scarf will be. I hope Sophie doesn't run off with the wool.

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    1. If she had her own way ~ this scarf would be for her!!

      She keeps nudging my needles and arm continually!

      OK, Sophie next project is for you!!

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  15. Hi Ron! I promised myself that I wouldn't go to bed without catching up on your blog! I am happy to see your being creative with your hands again! I love the color of your scarf; actually I love all the rich colors in your post. Just looking at those directions makes my eyes spin though! LOL!

    Now I'm going to go backwards until I've caught up with the posts I've missed. I started with you because Jim is overwhelmingly prolific and regular!

    And Ms SD, I wish I could run through those dune grasses with you! I think those ocean breezes would do me a world of good. btw, Big T has been looking at Daddy Ron's photos on Facebook off and on recently. He has been remarking on what a wonderful photographer Daddy Ron is! I thought you might pass that bit of news on to him!

    Lol! I'm chuckling over your twitchy kitty whom I agree looks really zonky! Does anyone ever come out when your shooting photos through their windows??? You have no shame, but then neither do I! Green, red, yellow, blue ~ all the wonderful colors in that kitty post. You do revel in color, Ron!

    Little Miss Cracker Jack on Fire, I can still hear the sound of poor Mr. Orange getting munched in your jaws. Wow, you give the poor guy some squelching workout! Does Daddy Jim ever allow you to relax in his shop. I bet you'd attract customers because you're so darn cute!

    I feel all better now ~ I hate to get behind on your adventures, Sophie! Hi to the Dads ~ wishing you a great weekend!

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    1. We all have our lives to live and if it means "CATCHING UP" well then just plain catch up. I highly suspect many followers and bloggers are always catching up in this new social media world we have been thrown into.

      Daddy Ron needed to use his hands and brain in a different yet very familiar way ~ thusly "KNITTING TIME at the O K Corral for him. He has made many sweaters over the years so this knitting thing was truly just a test to see how his hands and brain managed ~ everything is just fine.

      That kitty was just pure luck that day as we drove up Agricola St ~~ haven't seen the sweetie since ~ and we take this route daily. Maybe we'll luck into a view very soon. BTW, this house has many stories for us because our friend June and her daughter Katherine lived there until last winter when K moved J to France to open her own food establishment. Her facebook page is updated daily so it's like being there. They are both very artistic and food aficionados so it's all that much more better to view. Hoping the construction will be soon finished so they both can do what they both really excel at ~~ people and art!

      Please take good care of yourself Louise because I SAID DO!!

      Winks!
      Sophie "for Ron" here!!

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