Sunday, March 23, 2008

Meet Our New Alpaca!

I swore it would be a cold day in HECK before we got a second dog. Denial is a beautiful thing. Meet our new alpaca, VINNIE!

He's a rescue dog alpaca, two years old, and perfect! He's a Schnoodle (schnauzer/poodle)! He's a big, long, cutie pie! He belongs to Bizzy...the poor deprived child has been wanting her own dog for quite some time.


Here he is modeling Cara's finished socks! They were done in Lisa Souza's hardtwist merino - Mars Quake.

Thanks for lookin!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Just Call Me Mother Nature

Now that I have finally finished a pair of mittens for myself, the temperatures will most assuredly be warmer. No need to thank me....t'is my pleasure.

MY mittens!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Odd and Loose Ends

I don't think we've had enough snow yet. Seriously, folks...I run my errands every Tuesday, all afternoon, and end up at knit night in the evening until about 8:30 or so. EVERY STINKIN', TUESDAY, there is some sort of white, lumpy precipitation, be it ice or snow, attacking the earth from skies above! I literally slid home from knitting on Tuesday night in my sleigh minivan. It all started out as freezing rain, and ended the next morning as this:
S7300020 THAT out of my system. So remember all the socks I had hoped to deliver to the gals in California upon my arrival? Well, Jessi's got done:
socks 005
...but Cara's didn't. I was having far too much fun socializing on the airplane. Ya meet the most "amazing" folks at 30,000 feet. So, I'm finishing up hers and mailing them out ASAP. Almost there...
Just finished up my February block for Ellie's afghan, and need to get started on March.
February Block
Something I've been meaning to show you...Becky knit these (modeled by Bear) wonderful Fetchings up for me, and presented them to me at the knitting retreat. They were coveted by all. Thank you, again, Becky.
In other random news....Hubster and the girls presented me with a new camera before I went on my trip. The family camera is far too big to just toss in a knit bag - this one is JUST what I needed. Bizzy picked out the color. Yea, I'm cool.
I used it for all of my California pictures, and they turned out to be GREAT! So, thank you, again, dear family.

Speaking of family...I attempted to fix the red-eye in this pic of Bridgette, but had some trouble. Sorry if she looks a bit creepy. In any case, here is the obligatory PET PHOTO of the WEEK.

Thanks for lookin' everybody, and stop on in for coffee sometime!