Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I know that it seems like forever, but I have been knitting again. Stuff with the house is slowing down (until a bathroom remodel. ugh), so I am taking the opportunity to knit again. I don't know how long that is going to last because the yarn stores here have very limited selection, so I have been digging deep into the stash. Here is what I have been doing the last few weeks.

Scarf for my mom's b-day. Merino Frappe, size 15s, Blus Sky Alpaca Opera Scarf Pattern.

Scarf for me. Some sort of green stuff and the other stuff I can't remember the name of right now (Berroco Hip Hop!). Scribble lace from Knitty. It is not as long as I would have liked, but I ran out of green stuff. Size 32s!
Scarf for Joan, who is watching Rey over Christmas. Eight days with a dog, when you don't have a dog yourself, is a long time. She deserves a scarf. Takhi Baby yarn. 100% merino. Size 15s. Needs to be blocked BAD. Not going to happen.

Katie requested some wrist warmers. Sorry about the color. See above reference to crappy local yarn stores.

I also was working on a top down raglan cardigan, but it is coming out to large, which is not supposed to happen with top down raglans, so I am going to frog it and try something else. Sometimes buying sweaters is easier.

I also wanted to include some gratuitous animal cuteness.



Rey with his new toy, Shellie the turtle. Rey says "I love Shellie!"

Thursday, December 14, 2006

'Tis the Season

We took a little detour from the normal weekday evening happenings and went for a stroll last night with Rey and our friend Joan through the Winterhaven neighborhood. This is the neighborhood just 4 blocks north of us. Every year they have the streets blocked off for pedestrians and horse drawn carriages to view the holiday (not just christmas....we saw a star of david) lights. Some were pretty good.

Like "The Griswald's".....

And "Blue Christmas".......

But some were just plain bizarre. I know when I think of Christmas, I think of giant purple gorillas. Don't you?

Monday, December 04, 2006

No time for talking. Work is a drag. Tons of stuff to do. I am having to get up EARLY to go to meetings that are in the middle of nowhere at mine sites. These crazy miners start work at 7, and the meetings are soon thereafter, and I live at least 1.5 hours away. Last week I woke up when I was supposed to already be gone. No shower for me. As Steve says, good thing the meeting was at a mine. All these meetings (I have another one tomorrow, yippee!) mean that Steve gets stuck walking Rey. At least I was able to give him a bath yesterday at the wash your own dog place that just opened near our house. Now he smells like dog AND honeysuckle.