Saturday, April 28, 2007

Here is the dog update

We were approved to adopt and we have been waiting to find out about availability for the dog that I had fallen hopelessly in love with. I would visit her picture every morning on the Internet after spending the night before dreaming of our long walks together. Her name was Pearl. How perfect. the last week a lot of "Adoption Pending" tags were put up on the website and I prayed that Pearl would be spared. (I know I'm being dramatic, what did you expect.) Pearl is being adopted by someone else.

There is hope for another dog, or so we thought. A 5 1/2 month old female. I got excited, waited for pictures and now the person who has the dog thinks she might want to give her to someone else. I don't think I can take much more of this. This is worse than dating!!! (Will he call, won't he call, does he like me?)

I'm trying to be patient. I'm making the people at the rescue organization laugh. At least I think they are laughing...

In the meantime here are some more socks.

Pattern: Fanny from Socktopia (It is a really cook KAL)
Yarn: Cascade Fixation (the elastic was a little tricky)
Needles: Knitpicks US3 (One of which broke halfway through sock #2. Knitpicks is replacing it)

Keep a good thought for the puppy and me.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

On Target for April

I joined the 52 Pair Plunge thinking it would be nice if I could make 52 pairs of socks in a year but I may not. I can't believe I'm on target. I've made four pairs of socks in April and I will have another pair finished before the end of the month! I'm stunned and feeling kind of wonderful about it at the same time.

I also have plans for a couple of other projects. I really want to knit a lace shawl;. I want to experience blocking lace. I also find the need as I get older and with the weight loss I'm always cold. I mean I'm now the person hoping they turn the air conditioning down in restaurants. I'm old before my time.

Here is my fourth pair for this month:

Pattern: Simple Ribbed Socks
Yarn: Art Yarns Color #132
Needles: Knitpicks US3
On the dog front, we are still waiting. When we finally get her I am going to paper this blog with pictures of the new addition.
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Back from the Vineyard

Hi! I'm back from Martha's Vineyard. We went to help my parents open their house for the season. The weather was terrible and the company was great. My sister and her girls went and we had a great time. I'm almost done with another pair of socks and I'm dipping my toe into a baby hat and sweater (NOT FOR ME!) A friend is having a baby.

I'll post an update tomorrow


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Knitting along and waiting

Here are the Art Yarn socks:

They are simple ribbed short socks. Done on Knitpicks US3 circs. I ended up with a ball of yarn the size of a piece of bubble gum. There was much rejoicing in the house as I finished the toes. I thought I was going to run out and would have to destroy both socks in order to knit again. I had thought of setting fire to the yarn and then the moment of blasphemy passed. (I put my head down!)

We are still waiting to hear from the rescue organization as to whether the dog that we are interested in is available. This process takes forever. I know that it is a good thing But patience is not one of my virtues and I just want a dog NOW!

I have also gotten really attached to a dog on their site and I would like to know if that girl is available. I'm so superstitious that I won't even link to their site because on the off chance that anyone in the world reads this and checks it out I may miss out on her! I know I have reached a new level of insanity.

Maybe we will get the call today from the dog's foster parents. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Here are the finshed (unblocked) Dublin Bays for my sister. The sun was out I couldn't wait to take the photo.

Spring is coming to CT. We have a Noreaster coming tomorrow so I'm enjoying the weather today!

Here are the Dublin Bays relaxing inside..

Yarn: Opal Uni Solid in Cornflower
Needles: Knitpicks Circulars US 1
Pattern: Dublin Bay from Mossy Cottage

I've finished one of the Artyarns and have casted on Number two...Maybe more pics this weekend!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday the 13th

Hello. What an amazing week. I've finally finished the Dublin Bay socks for my sister and have two pairs of worsted weight socks ready for the needles. I also have to finish the art yarns and the mountain colors and I'm well on my way to the 52PP! I will take pictures of the Dublin Bays tomorrow (It is very cloudy here in CT) They are expecting cold and sun tomorrow.

Then rain and possibly snow on Sunday! Is this weather out of hand or what?

I have other great news! We were accepted for adoption from the Rescue Organization and we will be getting a dog in the next couple (two or three weeks) I'm so excited!!! We did the Vet Check, the phone interview, the Home visit and now we are approved. My husband keeps making sure that at the end of this we will be getting just a dog (not a baby). I like to keep him a little nervous.

The boys are really excited about our new arrival. We even went to the pet store to preview collars and leashes. (I've kind of lost my mind a little.)

Spring break for the kids is next week and we are thinking of going to the Vineyard. My mom and dad will be there and we could help them prepare for summer. I'd like to get out of town for a few days, but we don't know what the weather is going to bring.

This post is starting to ramble so I update with all of the news tomorrow as well as sunny pics!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy Saturday!

At least I think its happy. We have had a really busy week here. Getting ready for the holidays and a spring break trip to Marthas Vineyard. Lots of work to do on the island to get ready for summer.

I have three pairs of socks in the works. I will post picks tomorrow while I am cooking Easter dinner. As soon as I finish them I will update SAM3 and 52PP. I still can't believe I joined the 52 pair plunge! What was I thinking. I guess I got caught up in the moment.

I have not finished the sweater for March Sweater Madness and I am so embarrased. Thse women did such a great job and all I wanted to do was set the darn sweater on fire. I will finish and stop lurking and come out of the knitting mist to post a pic and an apology.

I found this great etsy shop calle weeones that makes stich markers. I'll get the link posted soon. Oh and we had our home visit for the dog and we are waiting to see if we are approved to adopt a rescue. I was really proud of myself that I didn't tackle the womand and yell "Give me a dog!!" I'm in love with a picture on their site and I just want to get this thing moving. We should find out this week.

I will post again tomorrow. I have some thoughts on posting that I need to share as well.