Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Emma, on a loose lead walk

Here's a video of Emma in her latest dog class, doing a loose lead walk.

The idea was that she wouldn't react to the other dogs when passing them

We're the walking pair - the woman without a dog in the middle is one of the two dog trainers - the woman that says "that's awesome" is the other trainer. She's taking the video.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Winter Socks!

Ok, it's not the best picture, but I did finally get them done!

Charade pattern - really nice to do
Trekking yarn

I'd always wanted those rag wool socks to wear - Mother always said No

But, here they are, slightly fancier than just a rib pattern, but nice and warm.

And the little diagonals that the slipped stitch makes - reminds me of ski tracks in the snow, or skating tracks.
I promise better pics -

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Knitting

Now that my sister and her family have gotten their presents, I can show pictures. I knit fingerless mitts.

These are my sister's done in alpaca, because she has issues with wool.
From Anne at Knitspot
It's her pattern for the Fine Cabled Mitts - a really nice pattern, the yarn just doesn't show the cables well. Done on size 2 dpns, in a beautiful dove grey.

And for my niece, a different pattern for mitts, who's pattern I cannot remember, from wool that I purchased from Ebay, that has some alpaca in it, but what I do not know.

These were fast! On 7 dpns [Brittany]

I also knit dishcloths for each, and made a basket to put everything in

My first cats head basket - And about my 20th basket overall. The odd thing is, I never make them by myself - I always do it at the local library when the basket class is being held - and I'm quite competent at it, I just don't want to have to fight off the cats while making the baskets at home.

I sent chocolate, some made made sweaters from our mother that no longer fit me, and Slinky's for the fun of it.

Fall Socks Finished!

Finally - well, they've been done for several weeks now - just finally got things organized to post

Here's the socks

And when I was driving from North Manchester to Indianapolis, via US 24, I found this group of trees = looking just like my socks! I just had to stop and take a picture of it

Thursday, November 1, 2007

More Jitterbug Socks

Jitterbug, as in the yarn, not the design.

These are
Beatrix Queen's Day Clog socks

Blue Parrot Colorway - a delight to knit, and to wear.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


My Fall Socks

I've gotten farther on these, which is good

But they're not done yet, and I want to wear them this fall

I know, knit rather than blog

And yes, they do need a good blocking