Sunday, August 26, 2007


We got a lab/retriever mix puppy today. Riley named her Hermione no big suprise to us. She is super cute and all she wants to do is chase Jake around the back yard. Bob likes her too which is great. He let her sleep on his bed for a bit then nosed her off which was pretty funny. I am sure there will be lots of updates.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dying Adventure

So today I am dying.

Ok my camera sucks I dropped it again I need a new one but I wanted you to get an idea of the color. This is such an amazing blue. I am thinking I will overdye this with a purple hue.

This orange is some dye I had used before and ended up very neon so I watered it down and it turned out so perfectly. I am thinking of overdying this one in a a rose color.

I also have a light green my favorite color that I did not photograph that I think is just perfect and needs no overdying. And I also dyed over a very very ugly first attempt at self striping.

Here's hoping I can talk my husband into a new camera purchase. I saw some nice camereas at costco. (wink wink paul).

On the knitting front I do have a lot of FOs that aren't worth photographing with a crappy camera. I have a friend that just had a baby girl and another friend who is expecting a boy any day now and they are both cloth diapering so I have been working on a lot of Curly Purly soakers. I am on my 4th now. staying home full time does offer more knitting time.....lovely.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

What Have I Been Up To?

Well I have been casting on for more projects than I need to that is for sure.

These calla costers I did over the weekend. I got the pattern from the purl bee.

Here is my progress on a bag pattern I got on my LYS tour a few months ago. It is all crochet so I am practicing more. I can't wait to finish it and use it at our local produce stands.

My progress on the Quinn bag. I notice I have been working on more cabling project. I love cabling. I have been doing the cable without a cable needle technique which is much easier for me. The yarn on this bag is gorgeous 2 ply light aran handspun from sachi.

This is my progress from just yesterday. I am so proud of myself. A trellis sweater in the works for a friends baby yet to be born. I am hoping to finish at least a front if not both today. This is done in my new favorite Peaches & Creme by the pound cone found at Wal-Mart for under $7. I think all my baby sweaters will be made in this now.

And my travel project for when I am out are these twin rib socks. I had actually gotten one worked on and was on the gussett when I decided it was too short so I am working toe up now so it should fit much better. Lorna's Laces envy....yum!

We also went to my great grandmother's 100th birthday party / family reunion in Port Angeles which was soooooo much fun! I have pictures but I am getting more from family so that will be a later post.