Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More Mittens

I think I may be addicted to knitting these.

I started these Monday night and finished them today, so that's a pretty quick knit. The yarn was Caron simply soft shadows. I'm not sure if the acrylic will be as warm, but that's what my mom picked out.

Notice that they're fraternal twins. I kinda like that!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Necessary Mittens

Here are the mittens I finished yesterday morning, right before going in to work. The pattern was really easy, adn I like the more rounded ends rather than the angular pointy ones you see on some patterns.

The pattern is Warmest Mittens. It's a very quick, easy knit.

Oh, and just in case anyone has forgotten what spring looks like, this is a photo of my lilac bush from last April or May. Pretty, huh?


I enjoy the snow, but this cold weather is enough to make anyone wish for spring!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A year of socks

I just signed up for Blue Moon's Socks that Rock Club.

It's something I've wanted to do for a couple of years, and this year I finally did it. It meshes great with my goal of knitting more socks this year, particularly for myself. I'm also a little tired of my vanilla sock pattern and looking forward to trying out some different techniques.

I meant to get a pic today but forgot to... I actually finished a pair of mittens on the way to work, barely in time to wear them in this morning. It was bitter cold (< 20 degrees Fahrenheit), so I really needed them.

I've been off work since Dec 23. Want to know what my welcome back was? I fell on the parking garage, which is perpetually covered in ice. My knee is sore tonight. I dislocated it in high school, so I'm always afraid of doing it again in a fall.

Anyone else doing Blue Moon's club?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

World's laziest dog

This is as much attention as she could muster for the camera.

She's our twelve year old who has cushings and diabetes. Maybe I should have titled this the world's most expensive dog. She's doing a lot better now, but her blood sugar isn't quite under control yet.

Contour actually honored an Rx for a meter for her (thanks Bayer!), and we check her blood sugar by pricking the inside of her lip. It sounds bad, but she doesn't seem to mind.

Can you tell who's in charge around here?

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Friday, January 1, 2010

A picture a day

I've been fiddling around with posting from my blackberry today. Why? My goal is to post a picture every day to the blog, and having an easy way to do that should help me keep up with it.

Besides, I'm still completely thrilled with my blackberry, so this is just another cool thing to do with it.

I hope everyone had a great holiday. We've been relaxing and spending a lot of time just hanging out and being lazy.


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Remembering Vacation

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