Knitting animal lover, a place where I can talk about my endless number of knitting projects and go on and on about my cats, 2 dogs too!

Thursday, June 29, 2006


I'm not evacuated or flooded but my backyard is a mudpool that Raz can't help but jump into and roll around in. My secret pal let me know that a package is on it's way. How exciting.
It finally stopped raining here, we are just left with horrid humidity...don't feel to sorry for me, it's suppose to cool off and I will be crusing around in this Friday afternoon. and then again for the fireworks on Tuesday at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

rain..rain..go away

Pictures from my miserable...don't worry it's not me stuck in the water...but my basement is coming close to becoming a pool!

Monday, June 26, 2006


Today is my ONE YEAR anniversary of being a non-smoker. I was a smoker for over 10 years and decided about 2 years ago that when I got my degree I would quit. So last year came around and I got my degree, went to Florida to celebrate and returned to begin my life as a non-smoker. And I am happy to report that I have stayed that way for a year now. Of course darling husband was quiting as well. But alas he didn't make it, on top of that he successfuly hid that fact for over 6 months!!! I'm still hoping he will find it in himself to quit but in the meantime HOORAY for ME.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


taken from cuteoverload..seriously got to thisesite for the cutest pictures ( and I'd like to know who got all that yarn!!!

test drive

Car shopping can be so exhausting..but when you might be buying one of these it sures get a lot better!

The girls can't they have their own seat in the WAY WAY back!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

a sit down

While watching the Sopranos on DVD last night Jackson had a sit-down with Dazzle to discuss the chicken dinner their Mom cooks for Dazzle. It ended with Jackson landing a sucker punch on Dazzle's head. Round 1 = Jackson 1, Dazzle 0

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

looky here

I am so pleased how this turned out..very Jackie O. if you ask me. The pattern is from Paintbox Knits and I made some adjustments (it was suppose to have flowers coming out of the pocket and a tie at the top) I used the cutest lamb button & crochet loop, and instead of the stitched on flowers, trimmed the pocket and the sleeves in the green. The stitch is moss or double seed and it was so easy. The yarn is Madrid (5 pink, 1 green). This is for my niece, also godchild maybe I'll make it to some of the other little girls that join our family as well.

After looking at this creation Jackson says he promises not to bite her anymore!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

miscellaneous ramblings

In the news today:
Jack, a 15-pound orange-and-white cat, cat sits under a treed black bear in a backyard in West Milford, N.J., Sunday, June 4, 2006. When the bear climbed down, the cat chased it up another nearby tree. Neighbor Suzanne Giovanetti thought Jack was simply looking up at the bear, but soon realized the much larger animal was afraid of the hissing cat. The cat's owners called it away and the bear ran off.
Now that's the kind of cat you need out camping!

In other scattered thoughts today I have found a new thing to spoil myself with. A PEDICURE. I had my first one this past weekend and it is so much better than doing your get a massage on top of it all. I just finished the Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child book The Book of the Dead and it was good. The others in this set were better but still good. I won't go into any details so that it's not spoiled for others. I started Ahab's Wife and we'll see how it goes. It's very well written but it lacks in excitement. I have taken a pass for now on the Outlander series (not my cup of tea). School has started back up but I am sure I can handle it. I just keep telling myself it is almost over.

I finally finshed a project. I have so many gogin it seemed like I would never actually complete one! It was a cardigan for my niece (Kiera) and I can't wait to post the picture. Laura at the LYS put it on display in the store so I will pick it today and post pictures tomorrow. The details of the sweater to follow in that post.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

vacation pictures

morning on the lake

the creature that made the rustling in the woods

she came down to the water edge for a drink..just 10 feet from the boat

I know ...not suppose to feed the wildlfe..but they were sooo cute

here's Zach testing the water at the falls, Swallow Falls State Park

tallest water fall in Maryland Muddy Creek Fall 52 feet

I bravely made the climb to the top of the fall..what a climb..those stairs were tough!

Monday, June 05, 2006

back to regular life

I am back from vacation, it always goes to fast. Had great fun, didn't catch one fish but did get a great tan! I will post pictures soon.

A big thanks to my Secret Pal for the gift certificate to my LYS!