Saturday, November 17, 2007

Yes, I'm still around

Oh my gosh! I am so behind on blog reading and writing. It's taken some time for me to back into the swing of things after being out of town. My mom and dad finally came home from Florida. We are all happy to have them home, especially the kids. They will be home through Christmas and then back to the sunny beaches of Eastern Florida.

I have some FOs and some WIPs

First: the Banana Republic Knockoff hat. A very easy and fun knit. But I ended up with an Olivia sized hat, so I am not quite sure what I did.

Second: The Amanda Hat from the wonderfully talented Gina

Third: The One Row Scarf from the Yarn Harlot.

I will have more for you tomorrow. Holiday open house and a needle felting class, at The Grinny Possum.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dogs on Thursday

has a special guest this week. This is Lincoln. He is a 10 year old Lab/Boxer mix.
He lives in New Hampshire with Jacob, Nathan, Lora and Brent. He is a big sweetheart.
Lincoln forgot I was there and was very surprised when I walked out of the bedroom one morning.Only one missing is Brent, he was at work.

Here are my boys. They were very very happy to see me when I got home.
Waiting for me to bring treats outside. Starksy laying on my jacket.

Here is Hutch telling him to get away from his mommy. I missed my boys almost as much as I missed my kids.

My New England adventure

where do I begin....the loony that made me miss my flight home, the mysterious Bob, the planes only slightly bigger than crop dusters, grocery stores that have childcare rooms or the wonderful fudge from Van Otis. I can't leave out the beautiful colors that were everywhere

I had to take a picture of the olive cart for John. He loves olives.
Here she is the only reason I went on a New England adventure. My wonderful friend Lora.

This is the view looking down the road from the lodge. This mountain is behind the lodge. On Sunday morning when we left the top was covered in snow.

From the left-Lisa, newlywed Ericka, Laurin, Sara, Lora, Caroline and Jackie. I know I did not get pictures of everyone, I wish I had, cause Amanda walked around in her undies and boots.
It kinda felt like we were hanging out in a grandma's overstuffed basement. There was yarn and yarn and more yarn everywhere you turned.

The delicious fudge next to the ever so potent jello shots. There was a least as much knitting as there was eating and drinking. Many FOs were proudly displayed. Some UFOs were finished and there was lots of frogging and ripping to be had by many.
Sarah, Lora and Donna
This is Whiskers, the 17 year old yarn cat. He got a little wild too and snuck into one of the rooms and had himself a good time in the catnip stash. Oh ya Bob. Well Bob was another guest that was staying up stairs. He was the reason that some had to sleep on cots or share beds. We never did see him all weekend. But Lora and I saw his clothes everytime we went in our room. It was a tad creepy to see men's clothes and shoes in out closet area. See the yarn shop was down stairs and about 10 bedrooms were upstairs. I am not going to say much, bit it was no Motel 6. At least we knew that the showers worked in the Bates Motel. But these ladies could have had a good time in an ice fishing shack on a frozen lake.

Added later: I was in Manchester and Randolph, New Hampshire

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sorry no dogs today

They are still as cute as ever, but I am busy getting ready for a trip. I am joining my wonderful friend Lora here. I will have 3 days of knitting, fun, food and some drink.
The house, kids and dogs are being left in the capable hands of John. I hope everyone survives.

I will be back late Monday look for the whole story Tuesday or Wednesday. Wish me luck I am a terrible flyer. I may need to medicate or have several drinks.

Holly, I have packed the battery charger and the spare batteries.
Have a great weekend!