Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

(I know I've been absent...even missed my very own Blogiversary post--I'll be back soon!)

Happy Halloween


okay--so apparently the video embed feature doesn't work THIS LINK to see my Halloween greeting!

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Monday, October 12, 2009


This time of year High Schools and Universities are having their Homecoming celebrations~

We're having one of our own~~

Today is Rudy's Homecoming year ago today we brought our little furbaby home, and wonder what was life like before him?

Hope you all had a good weekend!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Friday, October 09, 2009

FO's & WIP's

Well, I know I've been promising pics of my latest projects....but I just can't seem to find the time anymore to post. Oh, I do find it easy to brag on my Lil Rudy and post pics of now is catch up time!

First are my Spring Socks (Rav Link) Which I experienced "SSS/second sock syndrome" I cast on my second project and concentrated so much on it that I didn't pick to knit the second sock up again for quite some time.
The yarn was a gift from my friend Terri, when I saw it I immediately thought of springtime.

Of course, I always have to have a "big" project to work on...I went out and bought this yarn after a SERIOUSLY bad day at work. Yes, I fell off the "yarn diet" wagon. I haven't gotten a picture of me wearing it yet, so this will have to do for now.
The design & yarn are both from Classic Elite:
Smock Top using Cotton Bam Boo
Beware of this grows, luckily I made the sweater an inch shorter than the pattern called for. I did have to run an "insurance line" around the neckline...otherwise I'd be showing off more than just my top!

Then there's--

(Rudy's saying..."Thank goodness she didn't put that dress on me!")

The Little Black Dress w/ Pearls that I made for his, not the sheep in the picture. He met Miss Sophie back in the spring at the Mutt Strutt, she's a petite little girl Tzu that is so much a little lady I couldn't help but think of Audrey Hepburn when I made this dress for her.

He took it to her this past weekend at Dogtoberfest (a fundraiser for St. Francis of Assisi). She was so pleased that she sang him a song...they had a contest called Americanine Idol that she entered.

Now, onto the WIP's--

Keeping up with the "seasonal socks" theme, I pulled this yarn out of my stash for the Autumn Socks.

Opal Herbstmelodie (Rav Link) I found this leaf while walking Rudy, pretty darn close!


I've swatched for my Celtic Vest

I'm using my handspun yarn...I don't know if you remember but a couple of years ago I had planned to do this pattern but found that I was going to be short on yarn, well since I've lost weight I think I'm going to be good on yardage now! At least lets hope so... that's done I can go knit!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Get your tissues out cause I'm gonna make you cry, but first I have to share pics of my Rudy!!

Rudy at Sunrise...he LOVED the beach!

Obviously, Rudy & Milo totally enjoyed the sand...we didn't get a picture of Rudy's tunnel. Fred & Ellie were hard to get pictures of on the beach, lets just say there were WILD!!, did you get your hankies? I promise you you're gonna need them...but it's worth EVERY tear. I LOVE this dog and his story.

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I'm still here~~

WOW...things are crazy! I've got so much to blog about and it just never seems like there's enough time. I have FO's, pictures from vacation and of course the STAR of the blog -- Rudy to show you.

The beach was great...more about that later, the thing that's on my mind right now is -- I LOVE WHERE I LIVE!

I can't say that I have a "favorite" season, I like them's just that after a while I'm ready for a change. I must say though that Spring & Fall are up there on my in the valley you watch the mountains green from the bottom up and watch the colors change in the fall from the top down. I'm going to try to document with pictures every few days or so.

If you wanna know more about Autumn in Virginia....check out THIS link.

...this is a maple tree in my neighborhood, every year it's one of the most beautiful trees to watch change.

...Fort Lewis Mountain from the park where I walk Rudy.

...and the mountain peak behind my house.

(Please click on each picture to biggie size.)

Hey, have you heard the news? We have a new Fiber Farm moving to Virginia! Go check out her Spinners Contest!

Are you guys still knittin' & spinnin'?? I am!!