Friday, July 20, 2007

July 20, 2007

I have a knitting video to show you guys on my blog. This video has Grandma F. helping me knit. I like knitting. And Grandpa F. taught me how to play cribbage. I’ve beaten my Dad a bunch of times.

I have one butterfly on my house. He was just staying right there. And I got a lot of pictures of him. His wings were so pretty.

Image Citation: All butterfly photos by Abby F.


Aunt Martha said...

Hi Abby:

Those are pretty neat pictures of the Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on your house. I have a bush in my front yard called a butterfly bush. Lots of butterflys like the flowers on this bush--that's why it's called a butterfly bush. I have had some Tiger Swallowtails and lots of other kinds too. I got a good picture last year of a butterbly on the bush--I'll have to figure out how to scan the picture and send it to you.

diane said...


I love to knit! My Mom taught me how to knit when I was 10 so that I could make my own mittens. You're ahead of me, knitting at just 7 years old. Are you making a scarf? I just knit an afghan for my daughter's bridal shower.

Don't have any butterfly photos, but my daughter took a picture of a Luna Moth that was very beautiful.

It looks like you're making good use of that new camera!

Y.Y.Y. said...

Hey, Abby--

Nice pictures of the Tiger Swallowtail! Butterflies are not easy to photograph because they move so erratically, but you must have studied this one pretty carefully to figure out when it would rest long enough for you to get a picture. It may have been the one we saw in your yard when we visited last month.

I'm glad that you're continuing to play cribbage. Your Dad became the family cribbage champion when he was eight years old, so with more experience you may even beat his record.

Ye Ye F.

Ray said...


Those are great pictures of the butterfly. You are a very good photograher. We look forward to seeing more of your pictures.

G&G Schmidt

annes said...

Abby- I wish I would have known that you are an experienced cribbage player. That was the game (along with backgammon) that my family grew up playing. We will have to set up a match. Maybe we can get your dad and mom to play partners with us. Keep on writing.

P.S. I have always wanted to learn to knit. Maybe you can teach me? I have my grandmother's knitting needles and knitting bag. They are very old but I really treasure the fact that I have them to pass on to Emma one day.

Take care! Love, Anne

Abby F. said...

Diane – Yes, I did make a scarf. Thank you for the link for the moth – I liked the picture.

Grandpa S – The butterfly is called a Tiger Swallowtail. I know that because Grandpa F and Aunt Martha wrote that in their comments.

Anne – That would be fun to play cribbage together. I don’t know how to start my knitting so my Grandma F would have to help me start my knitting before I could help you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Abby,

Wow! It looks like you are having a great summer. You are so lucky to get to spend so much time with your grandparents! The butterfly is beautiful. It is a good thing you had your camera ready! I loved the knitting video too. Kiana watched it with me and it made her want to finish the scarf she started awhile ago. Abby, this blog is such a great way to share what you love and it helps you become a strong writer as well. I am so excited to check my email everyday to see if you have posted something new. Keep it up. Are you excited for school to start?

Mrs. Marci

Abby F. said...

Mrs. Marci - I am excited for school to start. I'm looking forward to seeing you, seeing Ms. Hanni, and meeting all the new teachers.

I already finished my scarf. My Grandma F helped me do my scarf, which is the one that is helping me on the movie.

Durff said...

I've always butterflies feel cold when they change from catepillars into butterflies?

Amanda said...

Hi Abby,
Great job knitting! I also like to knit and crochet, but you are much younger than I was when I learned how. You stick your tongue out when you are concentrating, just like me! My gymnastics teacher used to tell me that I would bite my tongue off if I wasn't careful! I look forward to seeing what other knitting projects you take on.

Chicago, IL

Miss Wills' Superstar K said...

Have you named that beautiful butterfly? I have a three monarch butterflys at home. Their names are alleat,kirsten and silky.My favourite one is silky because she is a baby and because to me it feels like she listens to me when I talk to her.

Abby F. said...

Superstar K – I did not name him or her because they flew away too fast.