Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What Happened?

I caved. I crumbled. I gave in like a soggy noodle.

When Andie's big, green, teary eyes looked up at me and said,
"Pullllleaaaaaseeee," I agreed.

Meet the newest member of the Soltani family, Arabella.

Bella is a rat terrier/beagle mix whom we adopted from a local animal shelter.

She now takes over this post.

The above reads, "My name is Arabella, but you may call me 'Your Highness.'"

"The foolish child holding me hasn't yet realized the truth...."

"So you had better do what I say or I'll rip apart your toys, wake you up at 3:00 a.m. with a cold nose in your ear, whine, bit your toes and just when you're ready to bark at me, I'll..."

As for the cats, Sabrina, the elder feline, swatted Bella in the nose once and Bella now leaves her alone. Domination established. Libby and Bella are still circling around each other, getting the lay of the land. Lib is definitely feeling like Jan Brady at the moment.

We, the mere humans, are sleep deprived, short tempered and grainy-eyed.

Me? I miss my quiet knitting time.

It's all good though. :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2007

When I Used to Knit

Rather than a long and incredibly dull post, I'm "bulleting" and doing photo highlights. Here goes....

*When I used to have time to knit, I was working on my first afghan. It's a feather and fan Christmas gift for a family member. I've done eleven skeins so far and still have six more to go. Gauge is a tricky thing, huh? I was planning on a nice-sized "couch blanket" when I started this project however at the current rate, the afghan will be somewhere between a queen or king sized spread. (Note to self: Swatch, Dana, Swatch/Learn the principles of gauge too).

*My friend, Teresa, inspired me to do this Knitty project, Calorimetry.

*As a break from the afghan, I started this sock. It's a "vanilla" sock pattern.

*I also finished the Yarn Harlot Poncho.

Again, I was knitting up a storm the first couple of weeks in November and then THIS HAPPENED...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I'm still without a camera so no knitting photos just yet.

Better still and in place of knitting, here are the girls in their Halloween best.

Emma & Isabelle (their first Halloween):