Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dexter Doggy

This is the latest addition to our family. Isn't he sweet? He's part of the reason I've been so busy and haven't been posting. This is him today at 8 weeks and 3 days old. He's growing so fast.

This is him when we brought him home at 5 weeks and 1 day old on Friday, September 8th. He slept a lot more back then than he does now. We're enjoying watching him grow. He's very playful and still very unsteady on his little legs which makes for some pretty comical viewing.

Dixie was not sure what to make of him for the first few days after we brought him home. She didn't sleep for 48 hours and was more of a handful than he was. She's finally settled in and seems to really love him. She watches him like a hawk and seems to be very protective. She acts as though she thinks he's her puppy.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Giving You The Finger

of my glove...
This is the Gansey Gloves pattern from yarndemon and I'm totally in love with it. Even though I hate working moss stitch it's not bad here since it's such a small number of stitches to work with. The hand circumference is a little big for my hand but everything else is perfect. I'm using Louet Gems worsted in the Willow colorway to match my winter coat. Gorgeous!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Red Silver Splash

This is the Silver Splash pattern from Miss Bea's Colours.

While I like the look of the pattern I don't like the recommended gauge. I've also found a few mistakes in the pattern that would most definitely trip up a new knitter. This is the first pattern I've knit from the Miss Bea series and while there are several others I'd like to knit I'm not so sure I will now. We'll see how sour the taste is in my mouth when I'm done with this one. LOL

This is the coin toss (which we lost) from Saturday's football game (which we won). You can't really see Dan (he's number 74 again this year) but he's right in front of the referee.

Here are some action shots. If you look closely in the center of the pictures you'll see Dan. We smacked the Plattsburgh Hornets 46-0. Looks like the boys are off to the start of another great year.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and that everyone here is enjoying the long Labor Day weekend. We had a blast at the game Saturday (which was also my mother's birthday) and then we just chilled yesterday. Today we're off to finish up a little school shopping so the kiddos will be all set come the end of the week when school starts.