Friday, February 23, 2007

Our babies

DH took this photo the other day of two of our dogs, Princess (the corgi mix) and Bella (the miniature lab). I just love it! He's a great photographer.

This is what they looked like about a year ago...

This is also one of my favorites...

We do love our babies...I read a post today on a woman's blog who recently brought home two puppies - she mentioned puppy breath. I just love puppy breath! Since we'll probably never have kids, this may be as close as I get to that newborn baby smell...yes, I know its not quite the same thing, but in my world, it is. I was telling DH the other day how much I missed that smell, and it may be time to bring another baby girl home...after all, Bella needs a younger playmate. He didn't go for that...not sure why. :-)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


I feel like I'm finally making some progress in the knitting part of my world. I'm finished with the baby blanket, except for whipstitching the blocks together. Need to pick up another skein of LB Homespun this week to do that. I'm a bit frustrated in that every Wal-Mart I go to to pick this up, seems to be out of almost all their yarn. I'm very afraid that they are doing away with the craft/fabric section of the store, which I've read about on blogs/email lists, but haven't seen confirmed anywhere. I REALLY hope they don't do this...our town doesn't have a craft store, and the big-box store and LYS are all at least 30 minutes away from me. It's pretty convenient to pick up what I need when I'm grocery shopping, and I LOVE the $1 and $2/yard fabrics I can get there.

Now that the blanket is finished for the most part, I'm concentrating on finishing Viveka and dh's Kangaroo sweatshirt (from Sally Melville's Purl Stitch book). I'm almost finished with the front of Viveka, which leaves two sleeves and the seaming left to do, but dh's project is knitting on size 6's making for sloooooowwwww going. He won't be wearing it this season, that's for sure, unless there's a miracle I'm not expecting. I'm about four inches from finishing the back, and that's all I've done. I am loving the yarn, though...Knit Picks Shine. It is so very soft.

Now that our taxes are completed, I have plans to purchase more of this yarn for my own sweatshirt - Celtic Icon from Inspired Cable Knits. I'll be making it in River and Cloud. I cannot WAIT to get started on it! But must wait for the direct deposit to actually arrive before that happens...

Also on the list of tax refund purchases is a digital you can actually see what I am working on!