Thursday, August 26, 2010

August Knit-a-Long Finish!!

Last night, I finished knitting the Mystery Knit-a-long for August! I think it turned out so pretty!! I can't wait for the next one at Rachel's blog!
The pattern turned out so nice with the lattice work and seed's also a very functional and thick kitchen dishcloth.
Here it is hanging on my over door alongside the July Mystery Knit-a-long...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mystery Knit-a-long for August...up to row 47

It's really getting there!! Progress here is at 41 rows...just love knitting on this and watching it take shape!
Tonight, I did up to row 47 which you see below...I think it's almost done, but we'll see with tomorrow's installment...
Pretty, pretty!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

August Knit-a-Long Progress

This is so much fun and really forces me to sit down and relax and focus on something creative. Above you see my progress up to row 23 from last night. I just love my pretty green cotton yarn too.
Maggi the beagle doggy always loves to be near when I'm knitting...I think it relaxes her too!
Now here's tonight's progress...the knit-a-long is up to row 29 now and I just love the lattice design!

I can't wait for tomorrow's installment since it will make me take a knitting break while I pack food, medicine, and cosmetics into protective bags in anticipation of the upcoming tenting to annihilate the termites eating my house.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More Knitting

I just fell in love with this baby blanket, so hope I'm going to do a good job making the squares...I nailed the colors with my selection of Caron's Simply Soft in pink, blue, yellow and mint green.
Combined with the seed stitch and garter stitch is a crocheted edge. Later, all the squares will be crocheted together.
I'm also doing Rachel's Knitting Corner's Mystery Knit-a-long for August...I'm up to row 17 and love the raised ridges. I pick pistachio in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Confectionary Colors.
So much fun keeping up with this on a daily basis!! It's so interesting to see how it turns out.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dog and Cat introduction...

Yesterday, I took my beagle dog Maggi with me to my parents to see how their new kitten Princess would get along with her. It took awhile since Princess the cat just had her vaccinations, including a rabies shot, so it was well into the afternoon before introductions were made. When I looked into her, she looked so cute that I grabbed my camera, but doggy Maggi followed me in. That got the cat's attention and made her forget about her shots!
So who are you anyway? The cat seemed to say as she bounced off the chair. And what are you and what are you doing in my house??
Go away...I don't wanna have anything to do with you...what kind of strange cat are you, anyway?
Beagle dog Maggi seemed to be laughing...oh, come on, let's be friends!! I want to play...please!
Well, it did go better than we had expected...they did sniff noses and check each other out, but Princess had enough and made it know with a little gurgling growling noise. Dog was oblivious to the warning, so told Maggi to come to me before she got whacked on the head. But kitty was still curious...and trying to "disappear" amongst the fake kitties...