Monday, May 25, 2009

Stop Growing Max!

This is Max and Koda. Koda is our neighbor's dog and a good playmate. Koda is one year old, and Max is almost as big as he is. Time to stop growing Max!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spring Bags, new size!

First I want to thank everyone for the well wishes for the Dance Recital. It went quite well. The little girls were little ballerinas! Catherine remembered to smile and Sarah was ever so serious. They both performed perfectly. We were not allowed to photograph during the performance, but we did get a few after the show shots.

They were so very pleased, and can you believe they asked to have Pizza for dinner. Then they spent the evening dancing throughout the house. Too cute. They are both wearing their butterfly clips in their hair today. Catherine is wearing her costume under her sundress to school today :-)

Here are the new Spring Line of Bags. Although I personally love my small bags, I have had many requests to make larger bags. So here we are (approximately 11inches by 9 inches, with 9.5 inch zipper opening and 2.5inch base). I hope they are perfectly right for everyone. Oooh and do you know what I like most about this size (for me)? Well, whenever I pack my luggage for a trip, I always hate to just put my undergarments in the suitecase. It gives me an icky unclean feeling, well, these bags are perfect for packing those unmentionables for my trips! The fun patterns have me all excited for my coming trip to Spain in June.

And now for a visit from Max
See that fun toy? Grandma brought it for Max and it has lasted all of 3 days before he was able to start shredding it. He is definitely a puppy in a big dogs body. LOL
"OK, if I must pose for a picture, this is the best you are going to get, I must chew the stick!)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stash Busting Serpentine Socks

I simply LOVE toe up socks. Look at those little toes, are they not adorable? And they grow into a really cool sock.

Now this particular pair of socks are a bit out of the ordinary. They were FUN and will certainly be fun to wear. I was using up some left over balls of yarn in the green, it just was not enough, and instead of giving up I tacked on another left over.
Pattern : Serpentine Socks by WendyKnits, from her new book Socks from the Toe Up.
Yarn : Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Lucky and Muddy Autumn Rainbow.
Needles : One 32" circular in size 3.0mm / US2.5

And here is Max playing in the sprinkler. He is quite funny these days, he is a little puppy in a big dogs body. He loves to play with everyone, and is convinced everyone wants to play with him.

Tomorrow is my girl's ballet recital, I hope I have some photos to share.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

SOCKS! Eunice by Cookie A.

I got another sock knitting book. So much fun! Although all these new sock patterns are taking away from my need to design my own. So many lovely socks!!!

Pattern: Eunice by Cookie A. from Sock Innovations
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid in Purple
Needles: US1 / 2.25mm
A wonderfully fun pair of socks, worth all the work.