Saturday, November 18, 2006

This dog cracks me up!

I spent some time taking puppy pics the other day.
I don't know how many pics of Robbie that I took but it is really hard to get a decent picture of that boy....

Red arrow points to tail just as it is leaving the frame....

Singing, er..., barking.

As good as it gets, baby!

And here are the other, more photogenic dogs:



and Harrison.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

We remember....

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. When I first discussed this with the grade twos I started with "We remember...." and asked the kids to finish it. They all said "the soldiers that died in the war." It came as news to them that there were Canadian soldiers fighting a war right now. What sheltered lives our children live here. I sincerely hope that they may live in peace for the rest of their days. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of the world's children could have that peace and innocence?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Have I mentioned that I love sock yarn?

My love of sock yarns is bordering on an obsession. There are so many beautiful colorways out there and you don't need to break the bank because socks don't require vast amounts of yarn! This is the first completed sock using the eBay merino wool from Britain with Kid Mohair carried along. It's just a simple 2x2 rib. I purled the sole to make it more comfy and it is the most comfortable sock that I've knit so far.

This sock-in-progress is Socks That Rock Titania which was one of their sock club colors. It's a plain stocking stitch with an Eye of Partridge heel for a little zip. Carmen will be the recipient of these socks.

Below are, left to right, STR Granite, which was in the last Sock Club package, STR Chapman Springs, STR Midsummer Night, Gypsy Girl Creations Iris, and GGC Blue Hawaii. I ordered the Chapman Springs and Midsummer Night directly from Blue Moon and the Gypsy Girl Creations ones from Stone Barn Fibers. These are all incredibly lovely pure merino sock yarns and were promptly shipped.