Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A New Family Member

Doesn't she look lonely?
A lone dog amidst all that fluff?
Never fear!
The new dog (a chiggy) is here! We adopted her today from the Humane Society. She is 1.5 years old (and has already had a litter of pups!); she weighs 11 pounds, and they said she was maybe a Whippet/Italian Greyhound mix. I think she looks much more like a Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix, therefore: a chiggy! She came with the name Zora, which we quite like and intend to keep. Poor pup gets spayed on Friday, so she won't be feeling so photogenic for a few days.

A New Family Member

Friday, January 15, 2010

Comfort and Joy

Is there Anything that a piece of chocolate, a good mystery novel and this little whippet can't make better?

Thursday, January 14, 2010


the light was good and the day was fine . . .

a great opportunity to take some photos

of the wintry garden

and use a photo editor on some of the images!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

idk . . .

Because it was on sale? A really good sale! $3.00 per skein instead of $8.75!

And I wanted to knit some fingerless mittens for me! Plus, since I finished the lacy anklet I needed to start something else. I like having a big project (the Rosebud cardigan); an easy project for nighttime (the crochet crappy yarn throw); and a small, tuck-in-my-purse project (fingerless mitts). This yarn is tres nice! I kinda wish I had bought more and I need to make sure I don't drive past the yarn shop anytime soon, or I will buy more! Which doesn't fit well with my New Year's Resolution.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lacy Sock Ta-Dah

Finally! I completed the first sock over Thanksgiving weekend, then waited two or three weeks before casting on the second. Something wasn't working right and I didn't know if I had made a mistake on the second sock, or made a mistake (un-repeatable) on the first sock. I ripped back three times before I finally got it right, because I knew that the one they were intended for would not be able to wear two socks that matched only by virtue of being knit from the same skein of yarn - she can't even eat an uneven number of m & m's.

These are Whit's Knits: Lace Anklets from The Purl Bee (www.purlbee.com) and they are knit with one skein of Knitpicks Stroll in Black Tweed and accented with Knitpicks Essential in Grasshopper on No. 1 and No. 2 needles. The only change I made was to add the stripe of accent color at the toe.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sunrise on the 7th

Its an awful photo - blurry, but the moment passed too quickly for me to get a better one. This is the sunrise this morning behind the pear tree.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

A delicious bowl of toasted oatmeal with walnuts and nectarines

The narcissus blooming on the dining room table

The backyard Crabapple Tree