Saturday, November 25, 2006

Saturday Sky

Well, would you look at that; she's actually posting a Saturday Sky picture on Saturday! Even the same Saturday that the picture was taken! Wow, what's next, pictures of FO's and updates on life in general?!?

Well, not tonight, at least. Just a picture of Tigger flipping me off. There, now you've had your kitty porn for the day...

Friday, November 24, 2006

Saturday Sky x 2

Yes, I'm incredibly far behind on with it. Here are my Saturday Sky pix for 11/11 and 11/18. I'll be posting more stuff later on, as soon as I take another break from the excitement of laundry.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Sad Day

Today we had to have our dog put down. Kaitu was about a year old when my husband got him "at a discount" from a Malamute breeder. Kaitu was injured as a young puppy when his mother picked him up incorrectly by his head. As a result, he was brain damaged. We often called him "dumber than a box of rocks," but he was the sweetest dog you could imagine. We had more than eleven wonderful years with him, a fairly long life for a dog his size. But now he's no longer in pain, and he's crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be with Sitka again, where they both can run and play freely while they wait for us.
Rest in peace, Kaitu; you will be greatly missed and loved always.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Make Your Voice Heard!

Did you vote today? I did. If you are a US citizen eligible to vote, I hope you did too. If you didn't, you have NO BUSINESS complaining about your government, be it local, state or national.

Okay, now for some knitting related content. About three weeks ago, I woke up with a muscle spasm in my neck that made knitting wonderfully painful. I did make a couple Cof attempts to knit through the pain, since I was facing my ISE3 deadline of 1 November. But my doctor told me to stop knitting for a couple of weeks, as it was exacerbating the problem. Stop knitting? But I have a deadline to meet! Oh well, s*** happens! Anyway, I am now knitting again, but I still need to limit how long at one time that I work. As a result, I haven't yet finished the scarf, but I do have about 45 inches completed (I'll post pix when it's done).

DH's scarf
did get finished before my hiatus; here he is, proudly modeling it, and a closeup of the stitch pattern:

Had the opportunity to meet and talk with Cheryl Oberle last night at one of our local Barnes & Noble bookstores. They were having a "Knit with Cheryl Oberle" night, and she had signed copies of her books for people to purchase. I already owned Folk Shawls , so I took it along for her to sign, and I purchased Folk Vests while I was there. Cheryl was wonderfully friendly and down-to-earth, and I really enjoyed speaking with her. She even gave me some great tips for avoiding seaming in garments that are not made circularly in one piece. For example, instead of sewing side seams in a sweater, you can pick up stitches along the selvages of the front and back pieces, and then do a 3-needle bind-off on each side. I don't think I would ever have thought of that! Cheryl is working on her third book, this time about jackets, which is to be published in Fall 2008. I know I'll be wanting to add it to my knitting library!

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Saturday Sky

Here it is, and it's even still Saturday!

I will write more, I promise. But it's already after 23:00, and I have to get up at 06:15, so I need to get to bed now.