Neato things on Etsy

Friday, May 29, 2009

New puppie

See the new addition to our family!  We just got him from the Oakland's HopAlong animal rescue today.  He is 8 weeks old, weighs 4.8 lbs, and we named him Moose!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Indian Yarn

My manager ("boss" sounds so cruel, doesn't it?) went back to India and asked if there is anything I wanted from that part of the world.  And of course I said yarn.   I had no idea Indians don't buy yarn (or knit I guess?) while it is 98 degrees outside.  Huh!  I wonder why? I would.

So he had a hard time finding a shop that have any yarn in stock, and when he did find said store, the owners laughed at him for wanting to buy it!  (He said his own mother laughed when he told her what I asked for.)  

Man, he is a GOOD manager.  The man preserves through humiliation and heat and sickness in search for his goal.  I admire his grit and I'm lucky he is my "boss."

So you wonder, what does Indian yarn in the middle of summer look like?  I present:

Neat, huh?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Some day

Some day, I too shall be retired.  And when that day comes, there will be no more MILLION things going wrong  at work that needs my attention NOW!  And when that day comes, I won't feel like there are a million things I'd RATHER do than work. 

I mean, what's so bad about getting old?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mikey with Miittens

Ah hoy!  I'm posting pictures of puppies and babies.    Next thing you know politicians will be shaking my hand!

Here is me, my dad, and my nephew Mikey (wearing the Miitens I made for him). 

(can you tell grandpa is very proud?)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

(by the way)

Tim and I are looking to adopt a puppy.  We're looking for a small dog (hopefully still a puppy) that is one of the hypo-allergenic breads (

If you know of anyone who knows of anyone who can help us find a puppy, please let me know!

Killing me

I honestly think work is trying to kill me.  For the past 2 days I left the house to 1) get the mail, 2) take out the trash.  And my most proud accomplishment today is the shower I took.  Yeah!

BUT!  I did start Sandy's sweater!  I converted the knit-flat pattern into knit-in-the-round.  Man, I see why designers say it's a lot of work!  Just converting a pattern is time consuming!  Not only must the structure and pattern stay the same, the stitch count has to equal out at the end.  

So WHY are so many patterns written in the flat?!?!  I don't know anyone who PREFER to knit flat then seam. Are pattern the way they are because designers are used to writting in the flat?  Maybe it's easier?  But...if the audience wants ROUND, why then give them FLAT?

Anyway, here is Sandy's sweater so far (this is the bottom):

Here is what it will grow up to be: