A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~ Charlie Chaplin

Remember when this used to be a knitting blog?

Let’s revisit those days.

A couple of months ago a friend gifted me with a sock blank. I broke out the Kool-Aid and created this.

Sock blank

The blank became these socks.


I love them!


Full details are on the socks’ Ravelry page.

Since I am a crazy dog lady, I took portraits of the dogs with the leftover yarn.

Sadie shared a zen moment with the yarn.

Sadie poses with yarn

Luka was supervising the photo shoot.


After Sadie serenely posed with the yarn she enjoyed one of her favorite past times: rolling around on her back. Sadly, my yard is mostly dirt so she got a bit messy.

Filthy Sadie

Sadie loves to roll in the dirt

Luka is much too dignified to engage in such behavior.


The dogs and I have gone hiking a couple of times since my last post. These hikes are the highlights of the week.

The dogs always spend the first hour or so running off their pent up energy.

Luka runs


We usually take a break or two on our way to the reservoir.

Resting on the trail

Resting on the trail

The dogs know when we turn on the trail that leads to the water and they take off running.

Sadie heads for the water

By the time I arrive they’ve already jumped in.

Sadie and Luka

Cooling off

Luka isn’t fond of the drowned rat look and always like to shake when he’s standing right next to me.

Luka shakes

Luka shakes

Every hiking trip ends the same way: with the dogs sound asleep on the way home.

Sleeping on the way home

The napping continues once we arrive home.

Luka's exhausted

Milo fears his standing in the Sleeping Olympics may be in jeopardy so he practices harder.



Finally, the smoke from the Arizona wildfire hung over this area for several days last week. It was very annoying during the day (a thick haze and smell of smoke in the air) but the sunsets were spectacular.


5 responses

  1. Love the socks! I have always wanted to try a sock blank, glad it worked out so well for you.

  2. Whoa, that sunset is as vibrant red as your socks (which I love). My poor dogs walked back and forth and back and forth with me outside, so they’re uber jealous of Sadie and Luka’s field trip. We’re practicing “walk calmly on leash together,” which meant 40 minutes of walking the same path over and over again.

  3. Love your socks. Love the Zen Sadie/yarn picture. Love how much your pups enjoy their outings. Want to join in. Spectacular sunset photo! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Janice in GA | Reply

    Y’all look like you have so much fun out there. 🙂 Give Sadie and Luka a big hug for me. 🙂

  5. Linda in Waterloo | Reply

    Just loved reading this post and laughing at the pictures of the silly gang. The socks are gorgeous but the pets, as always, steal the show. Sorry to hear about the wildfires. Thanks for taking the time to share!

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