Saturday, December 15, 2007

Still pluggin'


Still knitting along on gifties and otehr various small knits. For some reason all the "have-to" knits bring about a desire to cast-on other "frivolous" knits. Some sort of comment about my covertly rebellious nature, I would imagine. I have picked up lil sis' scarf once again (not pictured) and it is nearly done. Finally started the thumb on the MIL mitts, mitt #2 for my mom is underway, and in the meantime I have knit 2 pair of slipper socks for the kids -- Rachel's are pictured, but Jacobs came out a bit too tight, so I'll felt them for my nephew -- and two Calorimetries. Both are from my handspun. The blue/green one was left over from some wonderful Spunky Eclectic Brainfreeze I used for socks, but it is much too itchy for prolonged wear, but good enough to get me from house to the car until it warms up. The pink is a fabulous sparkly confection of BFL, silk, and silver glitz from Holly EQQ spun into singles. THIS one is soft and suits the girl beautifully, don't you agree?

No more excuses to avoid ponytails, either.
I hope to get a bit of a shop update done. Pictures must be taken first. Most of this weeks dyeing was done to fill orders, once again, but I HAVE YARN finally, so will get it wound off the cones and into the proverbial pot soon enough. I hope to reveal a new color soon -- OMG, LOVE IT!!! -- as well as my new base yarn.
We here in NH are gearing up for another lovely bout of snow in the form of a Nor'easter tomorrow, delightfully in time for the ManchVegas group's Holiday Party (at the gracious and lovely Gina's house). I am not pleased. Maybe we'll all be forced to stay the night and knit knit knit. That wouldn't be so bad, I guess. I'm bringing ALL holiday my projects just in case!
So, snow -- yeah, we've got it! Some pics from the bus stop...
(My house is on the right.)


Rachel felt this chunk made a rockin' guitar.

The bus was a good 1/2 hour late this day, so the kids got to get some of their snow fever out before school. They have been lamenting the fact that the have to head inside to the gym in the morning, rather than play outside. My guess is that the administration is not keen on having unprepared-for-the-snow children beginning their day cold and wet. This is New England people! Why can't people dress their kids for it? Ug. Off soap box....
And off course, the happy puppy pictures. Chewie went for a play date with Ms. Cocoa. (Tashi got to stay home warm and toasty. The little princess hates snow between her toes.)


After an hour of frolicking, leaving no inch of BIL's yard untrampled, THIS is what came inside...

Snow encrusted doggies! Chewie had snow balls hanging from every flank and bit of fluff -- butt, front leggs, tummy, chest. (If you look closely at the pics above, chewie is on his back, and all that snow is not flying up around him, it is attached ot him!) How do you get this off??? And Cocoa, well, I'll spare you the pics, but she had BIG snow balls where balls should not be on this sweet little girl!! She fared a bit better, thanks to her longer legs.

13 comments:

Sonya said...

She look great and very warm.

It is so much fun to watch doggies play in the snow.

sandra said...

I get snow balls off by putting doggy feet in a bowl of tepid water.If doggy is small enough, pick up and put in the sink!

cayli said...

Well, of course I am no help when it comes to doggie snow balls! ;)

Love all the knitting the colors are all so pretty and I can't wait to see your new colors!

Jackie said...

I love the pics of the kids playing in the snow. I can almost hear the laughter.

Rachel is just beautiful in her calometry.

Leah said...

I love the Calorimetries....where can I find a pattern?

yarnophiliac said...

Hey Leah, Thanks for the compliment/comment! It is a Knitty pattern -- http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html -- I def. should have linked it in the post. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is beautiful. I loved the pictures of the snow, The picture from the bus stop was like post card advertizing NH beauty. Marion

han said...

haha aww cute dog! i love the yellow socks up at the top of the blog!

Manise said...

Great knits and great puppy pics! My black labs are shorter haired than yours, but they come in with a thin blanket of snow on them.

Nichole said...

The girl looks great! I've got to cast on one for myself soon... I'm thinking of using my baby camel yarn... ooohh... the softness!
Poor Chewie!!!!!!!!!

hollyeqq said...

That calimetry turned out beautiful! I remember when you spun that yarn!

Happy Hollydays!
Holly

SleepyEyes said...

Okay,please forgive me. I thought you hadn't posted in forever and...just noticed (duh)...that your blog can only be seen if I SCROLL DOWN on my blog reader. OMG...I'm SUCH an idiot!

Love the first picture of your knitting in progress is just so pretty and the calimetry is so cool! I HAVE to make one now!

cymrullewes said...

Did you happen to submit that photo to the New Scientist Last Page? Except I saw a similar photo in a 2009 issue and I think this is dated 2007/08.