Sunday, May 27, 2007

Cooper and Cindy

Here's the fist Cindy sleeve and the second start of the second sleeve. The instructions are a little confusing. I finally had to type up the sleeve instructions, including all of the parts that they just referred to. I'm having a very lazy three-day weekend, so I've got a lot of time to work on it.

Sitting on the couch, wondering why she gets in trouble when she tries to help me knit.

Impatiently posing.

She likes to sleep with her snout pointing up.

With toys; some old, some new.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Here is Cooper at 8 weeks old. She seems bigger every day. We haven't had any inside accidents in several days. She's doing very well. She seems to have gotten used to her new home and the routine.

Square One

Here is my first block for the Greensburg afghan. It's kind of boring-looking, but the size is right. I'd like for my next one to have a stitch pattern in it.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Meme ?

I was tagged for a meme several days ago. I am just now getting the time to make my list.
7 Random Facts About Myself.
1. In September 2002, I and 7 family members spent two weeks visiting 5 countries in Europe. For some time after this experience, I felt like I could do anything.
2. The winter after I graduated from high school, a friend and I ran away and joined the Army. It changed my life.
3. I have a wonky toenail on my left foot. It's my only birth defect.
4. I am a licensed Tarot reader.
5. I believe there is only one sin: self-hatred.
6. I've read Atlas Shrugged three times. I will probably never read it again.
7. I believe in having a box of Puffs and a pair of scissors in every room.


I LOVE Berroco patterns. I want to make this one next. Well, not really next. I need to finish my Greensburg square - and Cindy - and Halloween - and maybe the white tank. Who knows? Valpuri is made with Bling Bling yarn from Berroco. I won't use it because it has some kind of metal flecks in it, which my hands don't do well with. I might try Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. A knitter in my group highly recommends it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Cindy Sleeve

I just can't seem to work on any one thing for very long. Here is the first sleeve for Cindy. I haven't worked on it for awhile. It's almost 3" long here. Maybe I'll finish Cindy and then work on Halloween! It could happen . . .

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Silly Me

I had begun to knit a square for Rebuilding Greensburg . I must have been in such a hurry to get started that I didn't read the pattern closely enough. (Embarrassing because it's a very short pattern) You're supposed to start out with 4 stitches and increase at the beginning of each row until you reach 8". For some reason, I was increasing at the beginning AND the end of EACH row. It was Friday evening, with the group, at Panera, that I realized, with the help of another knitter of course, that it was not looking right.

The next morning at Panera (yes, I do like to knit at Panera), it was decided that I should take a picture of the frogged square and post to my blog. I took a picture with my phone and emailed it to myself. Well, when I tried to retrieve it for my blog, I was unsuccessful. :( By that time, I had already re-started. Well, you can see a little bit of the frogging in this picture.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


This is Cooper. She's six weeks old, part Chocolate Lab, part Border Collie, part etc. She relocated from her original home in El Dorado to my home this past Thursday night. She's smart and already knows she's supposed to potty outside. We've had very few accidents. She's a sweetheart!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Beading Etc

Here are two pairs of beaded earrings that I finished a couple of weeks ago. The upper pair is coffee beans to go with the coffee bracelet. The lower pair is basketballs for my supervisor in the colors of her daughter's soon-to-be college basketball team.
I have another picture of each pair of earrings closer up, but when I tried to upload the next picture, it went to the top of the page and I can't figure out how to make it appear here instead.