Friday, June 27, 2008

Dogs and Knitting on Friday

"Welcome to Frisky's backyard wonderland."

"Sometimes I think I want to go out, but then I think I want to go back in..."

"...until something distracts me..."

" the sound of hoomans in that big water thing."

"Too many decisions."

On the knitting front, a quickie project gone awry. Sunday Market shawl, details on my Rav page. This one is a big UGH. Wrong kind of yarn: too slippery and way too much stretch. In the pic below I had actually ripped out quite a bit.

Frogged soon after the picture and repurposed as a Strangling Vines scarf. We'll see how that goes...the yarn is terrific, I'm determined to use it for something!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

It's a wonder I ever get anything done around here...

...given what I have to put up with. Realizing that holding my arm with his front paws didn't work Frisky has now taken to pinning down my arm:

"No knitting! No!"

Despite this I did manage to finish a cotton tank (click for specs on Rav) for myself.

Also started a cute wrap out of some Araucania Nature Cotton I've had kicking around. More on that later...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Hmm...thought I could get away with lurking and snurfing but, sigh, I got bagged by Ericka of the Pointy Sticks. Thus I am coming out of blog-ernation long enough for a meme.

*Never* let it be said that I welched on a meme tag.

First, a gratituitous chihuahua shot:

"Hey, bro, what d'ya know? Hows about a little turkey jerky?"

And now, the meme:

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Hubs and I had just sold our first house (tiny new construction) and bought a second (large fixer-upper in a *fabulous* neighborhood). I was about 7 mos pregnant with my second babe and the house, which had looked pretty great before we owned it, was turning out to be a money-pit nightmare of poor maintenance and problems. A crazed pregnant woman in a dirty house in the heat of summer with a two-year-old in one hand and a paint scraper in the other. Oh yeah. That was me.

2. What are 5 things on my TO-DO list for today? Ooh, this is actually a good day to ask me that question! Go to elementary school to help make silhouettes of the graduating class, write, read (Sisterhood, Interrupted by Deborah Siegel), go out to lunch with hubs, go for a swim with the kiddos after school. Don't I sound fabulously fun?! (NOTE: Today is an anomaly. Also note I left out "pick up dog poop" and "scrape unknown sticky substance off of refrigerator door handle".)

3. Snacks I enjoy: Oh, man, what don't I like? Minute Maid raspberry lemonade ice pops, roasted red pepper hummus with pita chips, ice cream of almost any kind, mozzerella cheese sticks, veggies and dip...the list goes on...and on.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Buy a summer house on Cape Cod, spend some time in California, breathe a sigh of relief that the kids' college tuition would take care of itself, and see to it that the Women's History Museum in Washington DC becomes a reality.

5. Places I have lived: Ottawa, Canada. Narragasett, Rhode Island (on the beach). Salem, Massachusetts. Caen, France.

6. Jobs I have had: beach parking lot attendant, aerobics instructor, summer camp counselor, kitchen designer, college instructor, research assistant

Bloggers I am tagging for this MEME: The ADD Knitter, witchypoo, Vivian, and Rima - if you haven't been tagged already - because I'm really looking forward to reading your responses! :)