F is for Finally and Finished

April 15, 2008 at 9:13 am 4 comments

Wow, long time no post. I have been following the “if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all” rule. But, today is finally sunny and warm (ish), and I have been knitting like crazy. First FO is the wave scarf from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders:IMG_0206

I knit it with hand-dyed Bernat Cottontots. I love how it looks. It’s going to a friend. I will definitely knit this easy but interesting-looking pattern again.

Secondly, from the same book, the Rhea Stole. I’m using Malabrigo laceweight. It’s going to be short, though, because I only have one-skein, but it’s not as much yardage as the yarn the pattern calls for.IMG_0207

I have been bit by the lace bug! I have another lace stole that I’m working on, but I’m starting over, because I don’t like how it looks. Lace is challenging especially since I shake so much. I drop a lot of stitches.

I finally found Bend the Rules Sewing at Borders. I love the cutesie patterns. So far, I made a little purse. You can’t really see, but I added sequins to the centers of the flowers.IMG_0208

Yesterday, we took the kids to a dog show at the Eau Claire Indoor Sport Center. I’d love to have taken lovely pictures of the kids pointing and laughing gleefully at the doggies. No such luck. Girly is fearless, and doggy is her new favorite word. She just wanted to run around. She stopped every time she saw a dog and pointed and said doggy. Goozle was excited that he saw all kinds of flags, and there must have been a baseball somewhere, because he kept talking about it. Every time he saw a dog, though, he freaked out! He was clinging to N like Velcro. We didn’t last very long, but I guess we got our $3 worth of family time. Goozle talks about the dog show like he enjoyed it 🙂 and I got Girly a doggy book to read at home. I’m more like Goozle–I only like dogs from a distance, but I did see a giant dog (I think it was a great dane) and a dog that looked a lot like Lisa‘s dogs.  Girly’s favorites were these medium-sized brownish-gray dogs.  We ran into Dixie there, too!  She’s definitely a dog person 🙂

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  • 1. Bubblesknits  |  April 15, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I love the colors in the Rhea Stole! They just seem to swirl around in the pattern. 🙂 And that bag is precious!

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  • 2. lisa  |  April 15, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Yeah, that malabrigo stole looks lovely! Where’s the pics of Girly’s favorite doggy? I’ve found out that black dogs are scarier to people who are afraid of dogs than other colors. Even my silly gentle girls (well, they can be excited and not look so gentle). It would be good to get Goozle so he is not afraid of dogs. He doesn’t have to like them, but he should be able to be in charge of himself when he’s near dogs (so the dogs will know that if G is in charge of himself, he can also likely be in charge of them…alll about the pecking order with these critters). Do you know somebody with a gentle easy dog? Ball play is a good thing, Goozle would get to throw the ball and watch the dog run AWAY, and bring it back only to do it again (and again and again). Plus some dogs are just silly when they do this and it might make him laugh about them.

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  • 3. mom  |  April 18, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Everything is pretty! Cool bag, love the print on it too, very good! Just remember that big black cat that knocked you over when you were the same age as girlie! ( ;

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  • 4. celena  |  July 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    love that purse! 🙂

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