Sunday, October 2, 2011


Do you remember Clementine?  She is the sweetest little girl and she lives in Connecticut with my sister.  Her world recently changed.  Introducing - PIPPA!
A new addition to the Cavalier clan.  OMG cuteness abounds!
There is something about spaniels that just reduces me to fluff.  It's in the blood - being the granddaughter of a spaniel breeder and all.  Growing up - we always had one or two springer spaniels to love.  But these Cavaliers - they are in a category all by themselves.  My sister seems to think that Harley would love to have a spaniel brother or sister.  How can I argue this?
On the knitting front - I jumped ahead in my East/West socks book.  Sometimes I just HAVE to cast on before I finish an original project.  This explains why my UFO list never dwindles.
'Chouwa', or Harmony sock - number two project in the I'll-knit-my-way-through-this-book project.  I cast on and couldn't put it down.  Now I have to go back to Sock One before I can continue through the book.  I'm in trouble here.  Sheep and Wool is right around the corner and I don't have a sweater to wear.  Have spent too many hours on socks.  I CANNOT get away with wearing my new Gap questionable- blend sweater (even though I LOVE it!).  Wearing a commercially knit sweater to Rhinebeck is akin to taking a baloney sandwich to a banquet!


Delisa said...

Hi Jody! The little puppy is so adorable, I can see why you would like to bring one home too. She has so much expression in those pretty brown eyes, my goodness! It just seems like yesterday I went to pick out Barkley.

Beautiful sock too, I know what you mean, it is hard to put down some patterns. Last night I knitted long past the point of sanity. My fingers are so so stiff and sore today. The yarn was just striping in so many interesting ways, and I kept saying, just one more finger..(I'm in my glove making phase now!) :) I really like this sock pattern and lace like ribbing on the cuff.

Maybe you will be able to finish your orange sweater in time for the knitting event. You are an incredibly prolific knitter! I know what you mean though, it is always more fun to wear something handmade to a yarn event. Do you have a scarf and hat set maybe that you finished and folded away last spring? If not wear a pair of your socks, and lift up your pants leg nonchalantly every once in awhile and model them! I know I would! :) I hope you have a good work week ahead and a lovely morning! Delisa :)

MeinSie said...

So sad to miss Rhinebeck year after year - have great memories of exhibiting with the rug hookers in the autumn-brisk sheds... still working on some hooked rugs.
Love looking at all your knitting - vicarious accomplishment for me - : )

In my mind, I am giving Harley a little petting on his red-head!

Wearing the the greysnuggle you sent right this moment. It is finally very chilly and raw in DC.

Paulina said...

I love the sock book. I am working on a pair already - the Bonsai. In a luscious yellow. My legs won't fit the leggings, but I love all the socks. It will be a wonderful winter knitting these. Everyone should get this book.

Delisa said...

Hi Jody! I hope you are having a fun Saturday night. Barkley is pretty funny with those stuffed animals. Everyone brings him one as a present and he never tears them up, that is why he has such a large collection! :)

Then if they do by some chance, get a little rip or tear, my mother-in-law takes them upstairs to her room; also known as the "stuffed animal hospital", where she sews them back up! :)

We typically give him human toys that do not have the "hard eyes". They are made much better than the animal toys and are usually bigger and less expensive. He still has his little lamb that I got him the first day we brought him home when he was just 10 weeks old.

Have a nice evening Jody and please give Harley a big golden hug! Delisa :)