Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This first photo is of Abby, sadly she left this world for a much better one this past summer. She was Beth's (my best friend since kindergarten) baby, and is soooo missed!! But we will always remember her. It would have been just wrong to post the other photos without mentioning her first, she was such an important & cherished part of their family.....
This second photo is of Lennon, isn't he beautiful??!!! He is the senior child, I believe he is 16, Beth will correct me if I'm wrong. :)
Ok, now on to the newest members of the family.... you are just going to LOVE these cuties!! How could you not? Just look at them! :) Here is Starr, she is a Golden Persian. (forgive me if I don't get the exact name of the particular colors, I just know they are the most precious things I have seen since I brought Jazzy home!!)
And this last photo is of the adorable Lucy, she is a Silver Shaded Persian.....
I really, really, really enjoyed my visit with my friend Beth & her family. And while I just love cats of all ages, there is nothing like spending time with kittens!! They are so much fun & full of energy & spunk. :) I'm also glad that these babies have found their way home to their new family, they will be well spoiled there, I know Beth & Les!! he he!
And lastly, I will have some sock knitting updated photos soon!! I have frogged the heel of the red sock twice now!! The first time it was too big, the second time I created a horrible pucker at the ankle, I think I have it figured out this time. I should be ready to take another photo tomorrow, if all goes well knitting tonight.....
Monday, November 19, 2007
Harley..... Such a funny, smart, sweet girl. My Hubbie's constant companion & the entire family's joy. You became such a special part of our lives in your short 11 years, you were taken from us way too soon but we where so glad we had you in our lives for the time we were given. You & Theo were such good friends while you were here with us... now you are together again.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Pattern By Anita Moore
US size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles, set of 4
You could also adapt this pattern for 2 circulars, just divide the sts in half
Schachenmayr Punto yarn: 55% Cotton / 45% Acrylic – 50 gram ball / 90 meters – 18 st x 26 r
For 2 color coozie: 1 ball - color #73 (Color A)
1 ball - color #72 (Color B)
For 1 color coozie: 1 ball – any color
Guage: 4”x4” = 24 sts x 30 rows in rib pattern (k3, p3)
With color A cast on 8 sts, place marker, join to form a circle
Round 1 – Knit
Round 2 – *K1, increase (increase by knitting into the front & back of same stitch), repeat from * around – 12 sts
Round 3 – Knit
Round 4 - *K2, increase, repeat from * around – 16 sts
Round 5 – Knit
Round 6 - *K3, increase, repeat from * around – 20 sts
Round 7 – Knit
Round 8 - *K4, increase, repeat from * around – 24 sts
Round 9 – Knit
Round 10 - *K5, increase, repeat from * around – 28 sts
Round 11 – Knit
Round 12 - *K6, increase, repeat from * around – 32 sts
Round 13 – Knit
Round 14 - *K7, increase, repeat from * around – 36 sts
Round 15 – Knit
Round 16 - *K5, increase, repeat from * around – 42 sts
Round 17 – K3, P3, around
Rounds 18 - 21 – Repeat round 17
Round 22 – Switch to color B, repeat round 17
Rounds 23 – 31 – Repeat round 17
Round 32 - 33 – Switch to color A, repeat round 17
Round 34 – 37 - Knit
Round 38 – K2, *work leaf: insert needle 4 rows down & 3 sts over to the left, K1, pulling a long loop up to current row & put on left needle, YO on right needle, insert right needle into same st below, K1 pulling loop up and putting on left needle, YO on right needle, insert right needle into same st below, K1 pulling loop up & putting on left needle, now K3 loops & 1st st on left needle through the back loops together, then slip both YOs off right needle and over st just made; K4, repeat from * around.
Round 39 – 40 – Repeat round 17
Rounds 41 - 45 – Switch to color B, Repeat round 17
Rounds 46 – 54 – Switch to color A & repeat rounds 32 - 40
Rounds 55 – 64 – Switch to color B, repeat round 17
Bind off in pattern, use your beginning tail to cinch up the hole in the bottom.
For 2nd option – Ribbed pattern without leaf detail
Same pattern but substitute rounds 34-40 with following:
Round 34-40: repeat round 17
Friday, November 16, 2007
These guys hang out with me at work every day, they are the owners dogs. Doppler (the older, heavier guy) & Mack (Mack is still a puppy, just about a year old now). They are both sweet, Doppler is pretty much a lounger, his job is to greet all of our customers and get a scratch on the ears from them. :) Mack's job is to "try" to stay out of trouble! ha ha!! He runs around like a mad man, stealing things off the shelves to chew on, and generally makes a nuisance of himself, but he is soooo cute when he is doing it!!
The owners here have been out of town this week so the doggies haven't been here, it sure is lonely without them!! Can't wait till they get back next week & things return to normal.
The winners are Jessi & Carla!
I'll contact them to see what colors they want. I had a real hard time drawing names, I really wanted to send everyone one!! :)
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I am still working on my red socks, coming out beautiful!!
I'm working on another dishcloth for a secret pal who didn't get their package yet. :(
And I've been working on getting some things up on Ravelry, so check me out over there (yarndemon) if you want to see what I've been up to lately. I haven't forgotten about my blog, just seems to be so much going on that I just can't get to them all at the same time! :) I'll be posting my progress on the socks soon!!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
I stole this photo from Terri's shop, her's was much better than mine.... I'll try to take one this weekend when I can get one in the daylight.
I'm trying to find a pattern worthy of this beautiful yarn... I found this one at Knitty, Clessidra, a bit challenging but I'm liking it..... I'll keep looking just in case I find one I like better, any suggestions you guys have would be welcome. :)
Aren't you jealous of me, no need to be, you can get your own wonderful yarn from Terri. Go chat with her, I'm sure she could hook you up with some of her awesome yarn!!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thanks so much Marisol!! I love everything & I can't wait to get some socks started with that yarn!!
So much yarn, so little time....... he he!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Only you fellow sock knitters can appreciate how difficult it is to take photos of your own feet!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I suppose all of that sugar I've been loading up on here lately thanks to all of my swap buddies hasn't helped the skipping from one project to another situation any. I loved all of it though!!! I probably could have used a little restraint and not eaten it all so fast... I think I got the sweats from the sugar overload!! ha ha!
But........ I did complete one project!! I finally finished one of the dishcloths I am making for my kitchen, take a look.