Friday, November 2, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday I spent my day riding a bus to the casino. I worked diligently on the blankie both to & from the casino. This was my first casino trip ever. Casino can now be added to the 'do once every 5years' list; right next to attending the Big E (THE big fall fair in Sprinfield, MA).
On Sunday, Jay & I enjoyed some motorcycle meditation then a walk with the dogs. We didn't see any bald eagles which are regular visitors to the area, but Jay gave a dragonfly a ride. Now it's time for football & knitting.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It's always fun to watch Pudge with other greyhounds. I heard other people commenting about how cool it is that they recognize each other. In many ways I get the sense that they are fraternity/sorority bothers & sisters. The trials they went through together during their younger years & now enjoying a reunion while living a better life as they get older.
Jay says that Pudge is a momma's boy. Pudge will follow me to upstairs to bed, downstairs because I want a drink, upstairs to bed, back downstairs because I forgot to get the laundry out of the dryer, upstairs to bed, etc....except when his original foster mom is around, as she was today. Pudge found her over & over again and didn't really seek me out at all. She still calls him PJ; which was his original call name, before his other family gave him his current name. Thankfully Jay was keeping Pudge occupied so I could focus on the people visiting my table. I hope all the foster families realize the impact they can have on these wonderful dogs.
While I had success with the snoods & chatted with people about essential oils, I missed out watching the hot dog eating contest, best trick, best leaner and I really think Pudge had a shot at winning a medal for 'the longest tail'. So my plan for next year is to wear a T shirt that says "ask me about..." and have a picture of Pudge in a snood. I'll have the snoods with me in a messenger bag--just like the people who sell contraband at a concert. Then I'll get to meet other people who have fallen for the cuteness that is a greyhound. In the meantime, I"ll keep knitting snoods so I can have more for next year!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
I have finally found a charity to knit for...Connecticut Greyhound Adoption. I am knitting snoods that will be sold with 100% of the profits going to CGA. My first event where the snoods will be available for sale will be at the fall reunion in September. After the reunion, I will take orders & ship to people who would like to keep their Itialian Greyhound, Whippet, or Greyhound warm as the cool weather approaches. I'm asking $10/snood. If I need to ship, then postage would be additional.
Monday, June 11, 2012
My thoughts are rampant: even the cable people give you a window of time, what if they don't show up again, they really suck--I even confirmed on Friday...grrr, the thoughts build until...
I remember I'm working on a baby sweater. A new being needs a sweater made with love, tenderness and zero angst. Ah, I relax & knit. But once this sleeve is finished....
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Cat Bordi instructions are quite good. I'm liking this project alot so far....even the tricky spots. skIt's just small enough to go quick & challenging without making me nuts (I think I typed something like this in my last post....there must me an underlying theme here).
I have finished the mobius part & have started on the bowl. Then I discovered that if I want to finish this project & we still haven't moved, I'm need to unpack my size 9 DPNs. Thankfully I remember which box they were in.
I haven't been working on the cable sweater much. Too many distractions with cats & boxes. Plus I have been trolling the web trying to get ideas for a craft room in the new house.
Time to go. I have a pesky cat doing all kinds of naughty right now. Apex says "Meow"
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Jason learned how much a sweater costs during my last trip to Webs. I went primarily to look at the square knitting needle sets & was disappointed to find that all of Santa's elves had already made selections for the holidays. As a result, we looked at yarn instead...for a sweater that he picked out. He decided on the cabled sweater from Erika Knit's book "Men's Knits". Yes, I'm aware of the sweater curse & all, but we are in the process buying our first house so I think we will be ok. He picked out a bulky sweater with just enough cables to not make me crazy from boredom (from non-stop stocking stitch) or from trying to concentrate on my counting of rows or stitches. We found the yarn the pattern specified (Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky Tweed) and counted the number of balls needed (11) and discovered the sweater would cost $220! Needless to say, we made a substitution.
Today is the day I'm casting on using Valley Yarn's Berkshire Bulky in a Heather Gray colorway. Goal is to have it finished for February.