Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A new member of the family

Isn't he adorable.

We welcomed him to our family last night. The kids were thrilled. They've asked for a dog for years, but we vetoed the idea because of my son's and my hubby's asthma.
We reevaluated that decision after visiting and staying with relatives that had a "hypoallergenic" breed. Neither my son or hubby were bothered by their dog.

This led to a lot of internet research on my part to find a breed with the same qualities and to Dash, he's a cavachon (bichon & cavalier mix), so far, no problems with either of the men in my life.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

How much is too much?

How much is too much to pay for a pattern?

I bought this book this weekend just to get this pattern.

I want to knit a few of these for my girls in the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, I had to buy the whole book just to get the darn pattern. I couldn't resist, although, I've tried.

How many times has this happened to you?

Well this pattern cost $19.

I guess $19 was not too much.

Friday, December 15, 2006


I "upgraded" to beta blogger and I wanted to test a few of the features. Just ignore me for now.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Kicking and screaming

I've been dragged, kicking and screaming into the Christmas gift knitting trap. My wonderful hubby on two different occasions, has hinted that he would like to have a knitted scarf. His exact words, "it's a shame with all the knitting that you do, I don't have a nice warm scarf to wear".... said on our way out to our son's soccer game Saturday night in 40+ degree weather. The second comment came when he "fondled" my latest scarf project, knit with malibrigo and mohair, and said, "hmmm this must be my new scarf". NOT....

So, that led me to some stash enhancement where I picked up this beautiful cashmerino yarn, in a nice manly grey/blue This will be his new soft, warm scarf. Pattern from last minute knitted gifts, men's cashmere scarf.

My only problem is I will have to do the stealth knitting, early am, late night and on my lunch hour.

Oh well, he's worth it. I'm actually planning to knit some nice warm mittens to match.