Knits with Dogs..also knitting needles

Stuff about me and my dogs, my hubs and from time to time a rant.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy New Year

Well so far so good, knock on wood! I have written down all of my works in progress. This is a major thing for me. I have almost always had some hid away and ignored them. So now they are all out in the sunshine. Then a friend asked me if I would make a baby blanket for her, and I said yes I would. All of her babies had hand knit blankets but that person who knit them is no longer here. So I am the stand in. So I basically drew up what I wanted it to look like, took measurements, did a swatch and started knitting. And so far so good. There will be pictures later, after that baby sees it first.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 go away

This year has been hard on me and my family, my friends, my dogs...very hard. I lost my Poodle to cancer. I hate cancer and if I could shoot it I would. I generally don't want to shoot things, it comes from a lesson from my dad that included a gun and a dead bird. But I would shoot cancer. I lost my best friend, Brooke. I have not been able to write about this because it sucks. She could call me or I could call her and bleak became sunshine. I am not sure that talking to her now has the same affect on my. But I still talk to her. My son had brain surgery, he is fine now, but damn 2016. My a-fib came back. I have knit one sock twice and it still is not the sock I wanted to knit, it is huge. And this is just since September. So I am making the last few days of 2016 as peaceful as possible. Telling myself to be happy, and for the most part I am. it will be easier when it is 2017.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thinking about Jerry

Jerry is my dear departed husband. And what made me think of him was a blanket being made with geek symbols on it. The first square is a Tesla Coil. Jerry made two in his lifetime. One for school and one for me. I won't try to explain it Tesla and don't look at the cars or Space X. I may be one of a few women who think that getting a Tesla coil is romantic, but I did. He also built me a doll house. A haunted doll house. But that is another story.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Reminder to myself. Do not overdo, it hurts. That is all.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bit off more than I can chew

You would think with as many trips around the sun as I had made that I would know that I just can not kit three pair of socks in one month. So i am revamping the schedule. One pair of socks for my darling son, who will need them to keep his feet warm, before Christmas. So those are first. The second pair is going to be a KAL that I slipped and fell into. They are due in December. Third will be to finish socks for my son in law, they can hold till Christmas. Then a few odds and ends and I will be done for Christmas. I have several pair to be mailed and I almost always do that by Thanksgiving. Along with the Christmas cards that need mailing. This schedule makes me much happier, and the cut on my knitting finger time to heal. I tried with a band-aid, and without, and find that I can not knit with either without opening my cut. So today after work I will read and hope it heals overnight. There is always superglue....

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hello October, Hello Monday

October 1st. I sat down and decided what I needed to knit this month to keep up with my Christmas knitting. So I have two pair of big old feet socks to do. And a shawlette on the needles for one of my sons' in laws. Than got on Ravelry to make sure I had these in my projects, which I did. And tripped into a KAL with PaperDaisy1. She of the famous Tootsie Roll socks. So now I have decided to do a pair of socks every 10 days and push the shawlette off till November. I will keep you updated.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, Friday, Friday

It's been a really good week. I finished a pair of socks, and a hat. I got to visit with my one remaining Aunt and several cousins. I got work caught up and am looking forward to the weekend. The weather is starting to change and for me that is a good thing. The heat and humidity is just too much. So it is about 10 degrees cooler and not as sticky as it has been. And for some strange reason I want to knit bit old thick socks. It could be that I just made a size 10 sock and have 2 pair size 10 and and 11 to so and I want to knit little size socks in bright colors. These men only wear black, gray or blue. So it came to mind that I can make their dark, dreary colored sock in big old worsted weight and get them done in a few days or can make them on tiny needles and drag them around from now to Christmas, like Marley drug his chains. I have three Big Beanie Bags from Jimmy Beans wool that have cute project in them. These bags are the bomb. They have enough sample yarn for each project, a notion and a sample of Soak in a really cute Project Bag. I really want to do these before Christmas, for gifts. There is a cowl, a shawlette and a pair of fingerless mitts. And I am due to get another soon. They are a great way to sample yarn. I get a mystery bag so my colors can be anything, but when you sign up you can ask for hot or cool colors. There is a group on Ravelry called Jimmy Beans Wool. Come on over and see what is in the bags. And no I don't work for them. Have a spectacular weekend!