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Friday, August 22, 2014

Oops, We Did it Again

She's growing on us. She is also an incessantly barking dog, so I don't need to change my "About Me" on Blogger. We've had her since mid April and she just turned 14 months old.

I'm also knitting. I hope to finish this pair of socks for my mother.

These are Lingerie from Knitty First Fall 2011, by Maria Näslund. Very pretty. The heel is a pain in the ass, though.

I also very excitedly joined the Outlander MKAL that's being hosted by Jimmy Beans Wool on Ravelry.  Designer is Rachel Roden. Having been a devoted fan of the series since it was first published in 1991 and anticipating the "OMG, I've been waiting forever for this to happen" tv series, I could not pass this up! Aye!

Yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in the two limited edition colours dyed especially for this MKAL in Beauchamps (blue/green) and Fraser.

Clue 3 is out tomorrow morning. Oddly enough, still haven't seen the first episode of Outlander. It finally airs this Sunday here in Canada. Glad I had the project to not feel completely left out.

I've completed other projects. Just wasn't much in the mood to talk about them. Then, didn't have much time to talk about anything since we added a new dog to the pack.

Maybe that'll change.

Maybe not. 

Thursday, May 09, 2013

ARIES: APRIL 10, 2000 - MAY 8, 2013
I lost my best buddy suddenly yesterday evening. She was loving, loyal, trustworthy, funny and one of the loves of my life. I'm going to miss her dreadfully and a little piece of my heart has gone with her...but, I'm glad to share it, just like she shared hers. RIP, my BoBerries. I will always love you to bits and pieces.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Thursday, January 31, 2013


I knit and finished a project. It's a small project, but was enjoyable. Gives me a little niggle to knit more. I don't want to speak too soon, but perhaps it's the end of my slump. Maybe... This was knit for my sister, as per her request. The wee beggar better like it. :D
Pattern: Robin Hood by Grace Akhrem

Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed HW in Obisdian

Needles: 5mm - 4.5mm

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Don't Know Why

I waited so long! I have great big squishy love for all of it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A New Addition

A new tyrannical kitty to help keep my yarn tangled and my needles chewed.

My daughter named her Miku. My dog on the other hand has a few inventive nicknames for her, I'm sure. ;)

In knitting news...I pulled a Yarn Harlot. Who'd a thunk that measuring to 16-1/2" would be so difficult? Obviously, my tape measure is broken, because my notes were correct. Doesn't change the fact that I had to rip out half of the back to my textured cardigan, knit the extra two inches. Too bad I didn't make the same measuring error on the left one would have be any the wiser and I'd be knitting the right front as I type. I'm sure with the new kitten, I won't have anymore such distractions.


Knit on...