Friday, February 27, 2009


Well, took a few days off work and am babysitting Berkeley.  How cute is he?  Bodhi and Berkeley are having so much fun being youngsters together.  The rest of the posse is napping -- exhausted from witnessing the puppy antics.

Knitting-wise I've been working on a couple of basic shawls and 2 pair of toe-up socks.  So far I have been able to resist the urge to cast on a sweater, but honestly, I'm not sure how much longer I can resist.  A warm, comfy cardigan to get me through the winter/spring transition -- yum!

Tomorrow is my last day at the yarn shop.  I am sad and excited -- I'll miss the folks and being surrounded by all that yarny goodness, but I am thrilled that I can have lazy weekends, gardening, hanging with the dogs, knitting, visiting the farmers' markets this year.  So many things I missed since I was working so much.  Yes, I did learn that time to relax is very, very important.  To make up for the lost cash flow, I have cancelled my Netflix account and am making myself knit from my stash.  No new yarn acquisitions until the Great Lakes Fiber Festival this Spring.  I should be able to do it if I am very stern with myself.

Well, the pups need a romp outside and I need to go see Mom for a visit.  Happy Friday all.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Well, Saturday brought a lovely day off, some snow and the adorable Bodhi Boing Boing Butt!  Hard to believe that folks just kept giving up on this adorable little boy.  Lucky for me his original owner still couldn't keep him so now he is mine all mine and he is in his new forever home.  Dr. Scott was able to get him in on Saturday for a complete checkup and snippage.  Bodhi came home Saturday night, snuggled in my arms and has not let me out of his sight yet.  The other dogs have accepted him as if he was always part of the pack.  It is all good.

In knitting news, I whipped up another cowl.  This one out of Blue Moon Fiber Arts bulky in the raven series.  It is a cabled cowl that makes me very happy and keeps me nice and warm.

Other than knitting, dishes and loving the dogs, I've spent way too much time watching movies and napping.  I like it!

Madeline's BIL came over to look at my garage roof.  He is going to call me with an estimate.  Isn't that just like life -- quite my part time job, house needs a repair.  Sigh!

Well, loves, I'm off to see the Momma and introduce her to Bodhi.  Have a great day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Another Day Another Pug

First, I would like to share with you Knit for Joy's Valentine Greeting.  It says it all and it says it right.  

So let's get caught up shall we.  First, there is a very good possibility that I will be adopting yet another pug today.  Shut Up and Stop Counting My Dogs!  I have no will power when it comes to dogs, yarn (esp. Malabrigo --- purrrrrrrrrrrrr), books and handbags.  

Although on an up note, my handbag fetish seems to be diminishing and those who are interested should take note:  Ebay will soon be hosting several lovely bags from my ginormous collection.  

Knitters can look for Jordana Paige Rio in Red and Satchel in Olive Green; Namaste Laguana in Turquoise; Amy Butler Hampton in Green; Lexie Barnes Messenger in Green/Coral floral and a small Green Mountain knitting bag with both wooden handles and straps to carry the sweet thing over your arm.  

Also going on the block  some black Coach bags: 2 Large Backpacks, a black tote with turn locks on the sides and a blue satchel.  Wait there is still more (yes, I am hanging my head in shame, shame I tell you):  Prada:  Large and Small Messenger bags (1 each in black); Tano bags: 1 in raspberry and 2 in brown and 2 American West bags:  one large tote and one small.  

There will be more as I dig through my collection.  I haven't posted any of these on Ebay yet, so  should anyone have a burning desire for more info or acquisition, leave a comment with an email and I'll get back to you.  I haven't priced any of these so make an offer, it could be your bag.  WARNING:  This is a smoke-free home that is extremely dog and cat friendly.  All efforts to remove any fur will be made, but those who live in fur homes know, it is virtually impossible to promise no fur will follow.  Just sayin. . . .   Oh, and yes, I realize that this is an embarrassingly large amount of bags, but to my credit, I am culling the herd.

There has been knitting -- really!  I finished a fan and feather cowl in Malabrigo (purrrrrrr) chunky, 3 Noro striped scarves, a hat, and mittens.  On my needles at the moment are 2 shawls, one pair of toe up socks and Shannon Okey's Rivulet in Malabrigo (purrrrrrrr).    I have several projects, mostly sweaters, lined up in the queue.

Hum, my cat, Kali, has just ripped the flesh from my knuckles since apparently she despises my typing while she is trying to cuddle.  Best go clean off the blood and assess the damage.  Old, grumpy cats with claws -- not always a good time. 

Happy Heart Day.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday and I'm Knitting as Fast as I Can

Greetings all.  Yes, I have returned from the netherlands of blog neglect.  In my blog absence I have been knitting a bit:  hats, cowls, mittens, scarves, socks -- small, satisfying projects.  Currently on my needles are 2 shawls, both in Noro Silk Garden.  Apparently, I feel the need for color and lots of it.

The dogs are all fat and happy.  Currently they are snoozing and snoring.  I will find the camera and get some photos up for your enjoyment.  Well, off to earning a living.  Happy Monday!