Friday, March 28, 2008


Finished this little guy yesterday. What a fit!! I put a bit of plastic drinking straw in his legs and in his topknot to keep them firm. Of course that color of green is always a plus!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pig has eyes

Finally got eyes on Pig. They are heart shaped and purple to match some of the colors on Pig. Haven't done much else in the past couple of days. Felt a bit crubbishy for a couple of days. Hoping to start some cutely moc-booties for Miles tomorrow. We'll see. Question for those across the pond - is crubbishy a combination of crap and rubbishy? Or have I got the wrong translation? Please let me know. I look foolish often enough without using the wrong words. A word I've heard a few times lately (from across the pond) is "Lippy". They were referring to lipstick. Is that a common word for lipstick or did I just happen across two folks from the same neighborhood? Hubs is involved in Toastmasters. For those who don't know, Toastmasters is a bunch of folks who meet regularly and voluntarily get up and give speeches. CAN YOU IMAGINE!!!? Not something I'd EVER join! But he really enjoys it. This evening we went to a speech competition and Hubs gave a speech he's been working on. I'd never heard him speak before a group. He was funny (everyone laughed lots) and he did a great job. I say more power to him but I'll not be signing up, thanks! As I'm typing I hear lots of "scrappy" noises near my feet. So I look over at Harry's bed and this is what I see. That is Harry in his bed ( he is the bump under the yellow baby blanket). He gets in bed and then moves around and around until he is all covered up . (or sometimes I put the blankie over him to save him time). I've no idea what he is doing under there and maybe I don't want to know.
I call his name and he pokes his head out of the covers. He is chewing on a rawhide stick. I don't know what the thrill is, but he loves them. He also has his favorite little bear under the covers with him. He likes to carry it around and he "talks" to it. Its a high whiny sort of noise. Its the only toy he talks to. His bear looks a bit the worse for wear - its well loved and so is Harry.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Went to have a look at my son's blog this morning and look what I found - a pix of us and and our sweetie grandson Miles. It was taken last week while visiting Miles and his folks in the Midwest.
We had a grand time! Miles is such a good baby and his Mom and Dad are settling in to "baby routine" really well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Felted Pig

Just finished felting this plump cutie. She is still damp and needs eyes. I'll add the eyes once she is all dry, and maybe some nostrils. Our dog, Harry Barker was making eyes at her. He thinks anything I knit is automatically for him. Sorry Mister, not this time. I'll have to be sure to set her up, out of the way.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Please have a look at my newest primate.

Her name is Lovey. How do you like her ears?

I think I finally got the ears just the way I like them.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Visiting Miles

There he is - our cutie boy - Miles.
He is 7 weeks old and such a good boy.
We had a nice visit with our son and d-i-l and grandson Miles.
This is my latest monkey. Her name is Olive. How about that hair. Pretty cute, doncha think?! She is made with Noro yarn. Wow, is that nice yarn to work with. Really easy on your hands.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Questions Answered

Since I've had several inquiries - - The little monkey pattern is from a lady over at Do a search for "Max the little monkey". The dinosaurs are called Prehistoric Pals from www.knittingatknoon

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Fav Yarn Store

Made a trip to my fav. yarn store (Yarn Garden) this afternoon. Found a wonderful pattern to make some dinos for Miles. There are 4 different models. All little boys like dinos. Probably when he is a bit older. Six weeks might be a bit early.
I got some lovely NORO variegated yarn. I may need to keep a dino for myself (we'll see).

Sorry the pix are a bit fuzzy. I'm tired and don't seem able to focus very well.
But you get the idea.