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Just after sunset:

I finished the socks:

Forest Socks


What: Forest Socks
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash: 1 skein of 867 (Lichen) and tiny bit of 850 (Lime Sherbet)
Needles: size 6, Susan Bates dpn’s
Pattern: Grapevine pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks*.  Used eye of partridge heel with seed stitch edging.

Date started: 3/28/07

Date finished: 4/1/07
Lesson Learned: I love how fast worsted weight yarn knits up.

Destination: my feet!

* Pattern details: CO 48; 5.5″ leg (1 1/2″ K1P1 rib + 3 pattern repeats); 8″ foot before toe decreases.


Lots of pictures to distract from the lack of knitting content.

I’ve been busy with non-knitting activities, so have no progress to show on my new socks. I do, however, have weather and critter pictures.

Yesterday afternoon a thunderstorm passed to the west of here. While the sun was shining at my house, other folks were experiencing the first thunderstorm of the season:

Some of the clouds were still around at sunset:

Here’s Parker in his favorite spot, on the back of the couch:

The girls enjoyed some more sunshine today. I find it amusing that Kishka follows Sam around like, well, a puppy dog:

They’ve become much closer since Max died. They haven’t fought since then, either.

Since spring has sprung, I’ve been letting girls outside more often so they can enjoy the beautiful weather. If I don’t go outside with them, though, Kishka just does this:

Yes, she’s staring at the door. On one hand, I think it’s very sweet that she wants to be with me. On the other hand, I think it’s kind of sad. I wish she would enjoy her time outside rather than just sitting there waiting for me to let her inside.

Samantha’s love of the pink bunny continues:

However, Sam’s been enjoying her nylabone, too:

She’s also been enjoying her naps:

I hope to have some time to knit this evening, so hopefully there will be progress on the socks soon.

A plethora of pictures.

Yesterday’s Saturday Sky is courtesy of a very rainy and stormy day:

Today, however, dawned bright and sunny. It was the perfect day for hanging out downtown.

While watching people and dogs stroll by, I finished another scarf:

A Scarf With No Name





What: A Scarf With No Name

Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky: One full skein of Hot Blue and nearly one full skein of Hot Lime
Needles: sizes 10 Knit Picks Options
Pattern: Garter stitch

Date started: 3/23/07

Date finished: 3/25/07

Dimensions: 5″ x 76″, including fringe

Lesson Learned: I LOVE knitting the stripes in this direction.

Destination: Warm The World


I think my brief scarf obsession is over. I’m itching to get back to socks now.

Samantha spent some time today excavating her hidey-hole:

This made her very thirsty and here she is running for her water dish:

Once back inside, the girls took turns keeping watch on the neighborhood:

The cats have a room of their own (yes, really), but they usually hang out together:

Finally, here is Kishka. I’m quite certain she’s thinking “Please stop taking my picture. I’m trying to sleep.”

Photo Friday

Friday’s Feast:

Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?

Brian Williams. I’ve liked him ever since he had his own news show on MSNBC. I watch his Nightly News every night and read his blog. He’s the only anchor/reporter I can watch and feel like he/she knows what he/she is talking about. (Katie Couric I’m looking at you.)

Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.

Chicken, strawberries and peroigoes.

If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?

Ack. I don’t like these silly questions.

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What will most likely be the next book you read?

1776. I’m going to start it tonight.

What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?

If I’m close to him, the eyes. If it’s from a distance, the chest and arms.

Another scarf flew on and off the needles in less than 24 hours:

Green and Blue Scarf

What: Green and Blue Scarf
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky: One full skein of Circus
Needles: size 10, Knit Picks Options
Diagon-alley Scarf

Date started: 3/22/07

Date finished: 3/22/07

Dimensions: 3.75″ x 44″, including fringe

Lesson Learned: None. I still love this yarn.

Destination: Warm The World

I knit a bit more on the Pastel Rainbow socks:

I like how this pattern looks, but knitting it is boring me out of my skull.

So, I knit a little on the Berry Pink socks:

Parker likes to strike a pose on the back of the couch:

While Romeo prefers to curl up in his blanket:

Samantha’s love affair with the pink bunny continues:

Kishka finally got a chance to play with the bunny while Samantha was sleeping:

Kishka also kept a close eye on me:

The girls practiced synchronized sleeping:

A gorgeous afternoon:

morphed into another sensational sunset:

On a roll…

Scrappy Stripes Scarf

What: Scrappy Stripes Scarf
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky: ~1/4 skein of Pale Antique Rose and ~ 1 1/4 skein Hot Pink; lime and turquoise stripes are scraps from my stash
Needles: size 10, Knit Picks Options
Pattern: Rockin’ the garter stitch

Date started: 3/20/07

Date finished: 3/21/07

Dimensions: 7″ x 39″, excluding fringe
Lesson Learned: None. I still love this yarn.

Destination: Warm The World

I had a hard time capturing the hot pink of this scarf. It perfectly matches the ears of Samantha’s pink bunny:

Speaking of the bunny, Samantha still adores it:

Kishka wishes she could have a chance to play with it:

Fabulous Friday.

Name two things that made you smile this week.

The antics of my dogs and several gorgeous sunsets.

Fill in the blank: Don’t you hate it when ________?

Don’t you hate it when people let their dogs run loose?

When you can’t go to sleep, what is your personal remedy to help yourself drift into Lullabyland?

This doesn’t happen to me very often. When it does, I often daydream.

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What is something about which you’ve always wondered but have not yet found a good answer?

I believe everything happens for a reason, but there are a couple of things in my life that I haven’t figured out what that reason may be.

What is your favorite pasta dish?

My mom’s lasagna.

I think Kishka looks like she is smiling in this picture:

And here she is, caught in mid sentence:

Kish was very chatty today and I managed to catch some of it on film:

If the video won’t load from the blog, the direct link is here:

The new socks are on the needles. They are Berry Pink:

Today ended with another beautiful sunset:

The heel is turned and I’m knitting for home.

Tonight’s sunset:

The end.

The end of the day:

The end of knitting the socks:

What: Pinky Purple Socks
Yarn: Knit Picks Sock Memories in the color Grandma
Needles: size 1, Susan Bates aluminum dpn’s
Pattern: My own that was inspired by Knitty’s Thuja and with technical help from Sensational Knitted Socks*

Date started: 2/22/07

Date finished: 3/8/07
Lesson Learned: None.

Destination: my feet!

* Pattern details: CO 72; 5″ leg; 8″ foot before toe decreases.

Kish isn’t impressed with either:

Colors, socks and puppies.

The pinky purple socks are coming along nicely. One is ready for the toe and the other is well past the heel:

Waiting in the wings is my newly acquired yarn:

I took the girls for a walk at sunset this evening. I didn’t take my camera and the sunset was spectacular. It started out with a soft pink sky, then everything turned golden and by the time I arrived home, it looked like this:

The walk wore out the girls. When we arrived home, they both tried to play with a toy but immediately fell asleep:

On the road again.

Today was a spectacular Colorado day.   It was cold and windy, but there was not one cloud in the sky:

Felicia and I hit the road to Pueblo this morning.  Our destination:

Colorado Fiber Arts is the newest yarn store in this neck of the woods.  I was very excited about this road trip because I was hoping that this yarn store would be better than the yarn stores in Colorado Springs. 

I was not disappointed.  Colorado Fiber Arts is now my favorite LYS.  They are well lit, have plenty of space, great prices, friendly staff and a wide selection of yarn, notions and patterns.  On top of all that, they are supporters of Warm The World.  Colorado Fiber Arts is everything that the four LYSs in Colorado Springs are not. 

I didn’t even think of taking pictures in the store, but Felicia did and you can find them here.  I did, however, take a picture of what I brought home:

That bright blue yarn is going on the needles as soon as I decide on the pattern.

Today I was telling Felicia about my poor man’s swift:

It works better than you might expect.  My only problem came the first time I used it.  I wasn’t paying attention to how fast I was winding the yarn and the shade flew off the lamp.   Flying lampshades + sleeping dogs = freaked out dogs. 

The pinky purple socks are coming along:

The nights have been quite cold lately.  Kishka has to be sure to keep her nose warm:


 A gorgeous sunset finished off a wonderful day: