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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pink Sheldon

My little pink turtle has been living in a Ziploc bag for some time now, I started knitting her in February of last year. In my quest to finish up some long overdue projects she was brought out into the fresh air for a little bit of TLC and she came to life on Sunday!
Finished Pink Sheldon!
Pattern: Sheldon by Ruth Homrighaus
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport
Color: 6555 - Blush, 6564 - cherry
Needles: Size 3 aluminum DPN's, Size 4 aluminum straight needles, Size D crochet hook
Started: February 2, 2008
Finished: February 22, 2009
Knit for: Me!
Thoughts on the project: I love this yarn! The finishing of the turtle is a bit putsy but now that I look back, it was well worth it. 2nd Sheldon I've knit, 1st one here.
...what should I work on next??

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Finished Socks

I'm on track to knit 12 pairs of socks this year!! Even though I cheated, this pair was started early in 2008.
Finished Peeps Socks
Pattern: Basic Stockinette Socks
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
Color: 401 Neon
Needles: Size 1 birch DPN's
Started: March 20, 2008
Finished: February 16, 2009
Knit for: Me!

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Sunday, February 15, 2009


I recently saw these whirlygiggle quilts popping up all over the internet and knew I wanted to make one. I have oodles (three) of co-workers due with babies this month so I was presented with an opportunity to make a whirlygiggle quilt (or 3 but I only made one). My friend Erin found out she was having a boy (she's in labor right now!) so I naturally went for all boy colors. I REALLY like this quilt a lot. It was a little fussy since the pieces have to be cut out using a template but it did go quicker than I expected. I can't wait to present this quilt to little Liam!
Whirlygiggle Quilt

Whirlygiggle Backside

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sock on My Back

My goal for 2009 is to finish a pair of socks each month and they must all be knit out of my stash. In January I finished this pair and I plan to finish this pinky striped pair in February. I started knitting these socks way back in March of 2008. It's about time I think about finishing them don't you think?
Peeps Socks '09
On an unrelated note, isn't LOST just rockin' the boob tube this season??

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Flea Has a Birthday Too

When we got Flea back in December she didn't come with any information but we kept hoping the papers would turn up. Yesterday we finally got some info on little Flea Bee Girl, her pedigree papers state that her birthday is April 16th of 2002 so this spring she'll be 7 years old! More parties!!
Flea Bee


Monday, February 09, 2009

Dog Biscuits

Sure! I'll share the dog biscuit recipe, it's not an original of mine. I found it on the www but I can't remember where so I'll list it here.

Pumpkin Cookies
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 C canned pumpkin
1T brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 T Crisco
1 egg
1/2 C buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients, cut in the Crisco. Beat egg with buttermilk & pumpkin and then add to dry ingredients. Stir until a soft dough forms. Drop on cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 min at 400ยบ.
Let cool & serve.
I forgot to add the brown sugar but the dogs still like them, they're not too picky.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

My Boy is 11 Today!

Today we celebrated Casey's 11th birthday. We started out baking some dog biscuits for the neighborhood dogs.
Packaged them up really nice.
Opened presents.
And then headed outside for a walk. I think Casey enjoyed his day :)


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