Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I promise to update before the weekend with some photos of recent projects and our current foster Dustee, who is just the most amazing little man you'd ever want to meet!
I'm off to the "Mommies Who Shop" event in Salem, MA tonight with a friend and to support my friend Jenn of Seacost Baby (who sadly, remains blogless). Should be fun.
In the meantime, please check out Gina's blog as she has recently posted some of her wonderful patterns for sale, including the absolutely stunning Radiance Lace Headbands. You can even use some of the amazing new colorways Sereknity handpainted 50/50 Merino/Tencel yarn! I have ordered my pattern from Gina and the lovely Lilacs in Bloom colorway from Heather and can't wait to get started... what a fan-tab-ulous spring project!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
During the Q&A, Kate's next novel came up and it was suggested that she call it the Wednesday Night Knitting Club given that most of those present (including Ericka, Chris, Gina, Jackie, Heather, Gigi, Lora and a couple newbies who I snagged from work) were from the Wednesday night ManchVegas and A Knitter's Garden groups... Of course, she said her next novel may not be about knitting clubs at all... darn it!
I think Ericka was first in line to get her book signed (after of course snagging a front row seat for the talk)...
Speaking of the multi talented Ericka, I finally snagged a few of her Down to Hearth handmade soaps, including the most delicious smelling Brownie Battter - can you say YUM-O??!! You'll find them soon at that link on the Sereknity website and if you're local, you can find them at The Yarn & Fiber Company in Windham.
Here's Jackie reviewing the mug shot of she & Kate together, with several Manch Vegans standing in line...
I got my mug shot with Kate too!
It was a lot of fun to hear Kate speak and to meet her. She is really excited about the possibility of Julia Roberts turning her very first novel in to a movie ... who wouldn't be, right?!?!
So as you might guess, most of us were knitting during Kate's talk and I took it upon myself to start up a mindless project so I could knit and listen with ease. Here's my little bit of progress on the Misti Chunky Ribs & Ruffles Scarf. I'm using rose/grey moulinette colorway.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Family: Rocker Brad Delp's death was suicide.
March 14, 2007 -- CONCORD, N.H.
Brad and Boston held a special little piece in my heart, having grown up on their music (thanks to a brother who's 8 years older than me) and also Matt and I's first actual "date" was one of their concerts in 1995. We were greatly looking forward to seeing them live again this summer and had last seen Brad live when he and a couple of the other guys popped on stage for the encore during Extreme's reunion show in Boston this past summer.
Rest in Peace Brad....
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Happy Birthday Zeus!!!!!!!!
Can you believe my big guy was once this little 17 pound cutie we brought home?
Its been another wonderful year!
Hanging with Mommy...
Recovering from TPLO surgery (the 2nd knee will be done this spring!)...
Sleeping like a 140 pound baby...
And probably his favorite activity, just chilling in the driveway...
Monday, March 05, 2007
I did knit 4 extra rows along the cuff, as I like my mittens a little longer (its nice to tuck them in your sleeve when playing in the snow!), however overall they came out a tad bigger than I wanted, so I did felt them a bit last night. These photos were taken before felting, which I may do a little bit more of after getting some feedback from Joanne & the gang on Wednesday night... I am very pleased with how this handspun worked up too and the mitts are really soft.
Now for another FO (yea, I actually tried to get these up in time for FO Friday, but never had the chance to blog... to have to do other things like work sometimes just bites)! Remember the little lovebug Simon from a couple posts ago? We fostered him for a few hours last month... Well, Simon's then new Mommy got an unexpected job promotion, which meant a move to an apartment and unfortunately having to give Simon back, which then brought the little guy back to our house for a couple of days.... after all, who could resist this face???
That's the "I'm cute and you know it" pose (and check out his new green harness courtesy of Auntie Nichole)!
And here's one of my favorites, the "Will she get mad if we play with the pretty colored string and pointy sticks???" look Simon gave to Teutul in my little "knitting corner..." (notice they're matching green collars?)
So anyway, Simon has since been adopted by the wonderful Jimmy & Stacey (a big thank you to them - otherwise I'm quite sure we'd be a 4 doggy household now... did you see that face above??), which means that Auntie Nichole will get to continue to see and spoil the little guy! Yea!!! One of the first "spoils" is a camo doggy sweater! I haven't delivered it yet, so I don't have any real model shots, but did try to get it on one of my doggy model props... without much luck as you will see below ("one size fits all" doggy model? yea, not so much...)