Sunday, May 27, 2007
This next photo is DB (aka: Steve) and Mr. Puffy - aren't they handsome! DB is a wonderful life partner and very supportive of my facination with knitting my own clothes. Well, maybe it's more acurate to say he's bemused by; impressed with; amused with ... my knitting. He doesn't wear many handknit items though because, can you imagine, he thinks wool is "scratchy." He will wear handknit socks though - and you'll get to see pics of him wearing them soon.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Joy of joys - we are at our home away from home in wonderful, sleepy, surf city, San Clemente, California. What's more - it's near a fabulous LYS! We had the best of all mornings - trolling through a bookstore and then a yarn shop. Not just any yarn shop, but La Petite Knitterie in Ladera Ranch. So much yummy yarn and so little time (DB
I also picked up a mystery book - Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton. I have no idea if this book will be any good or not - but how could I resist?
Last, but certainly not least, Mr. Puffy got his favorite treats from San Clemente - a tin of Claudia's Gourmet Cookies from Claudia's Canine Cuisine (No - I'm not that "Claudia") and trust me these cookies smell good enough to snack on myself. After lunch DB and I shared a super delicious slice of coconut cake from the Pacific Whey Company. We all agree, San Clemente is a wonderful place to be.
Friday, May 18, 2007
I know you have one somewhere. You know what I mean..... a UFO. My method for absolving guilt about a UFO is to simply turn a lemon into lemon aid. Mr. Puffy actually gave me this idea (must give credit where credit is due). Here's what you do. Bind off all stitches no matter what stage your project is in. Take any unused skeins and place them in your "new" stash pile. Then take your various pieces of knitting over to your pet's bed. Lay those pieces in the pet bed and consider how soft and cozy it will be for your pet to enjoy. Mr. Puffy loves his bed (napping is his top hobby) and currently reclines on an assortment of extra fine merino (Rowan Design - way off guage), wool/mohair blend (felted bag not ment to be), and some Anne (Schaeffer Yarn) that was an ill considered choice for a scarf. We are both much happier.