Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wookie wants everyone to have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve! May 2015 bring us all a little further away from sadness and closer to happiness.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Wookie was attacked

Wookie was attacked last night by a big dog, we believe an overweight Alaskan Malamute. We were out on our walk and the neighbors dog got out of their backyard and went directly for Wookie. He grabbed Wookie in his mouth and tried to run with him. It took four adults, one hitting the dog with a snow shovel handle, to get the dog to stop biting Wookie and let him go. He spent last night at the Emergency Vet. He had to have surgery, stitches, and 4 drain tubes put in. Poor thing is bruised all over. We did end up having to go to our vet this afternoon as Wookie's meds weren't enough and he was in a lot of pain, they gave him some shots and more drugs.

Some of Wookie's injuries. You can see one of his drainage tubes. 
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Wookie's stitches and two more of his drainage tubes.   You can also see the other bite marks that didn't break the skin. The vet said his chubbiness probably saved his life as the teeth went through the layer of fat and just missed major stuff. 
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Wookie just came home from the ER Vet.
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But all he wanted to do was sleep on the bed next to Daddy. 
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Garter and Cables hat

Don't you just love these colors!?!? I do, slow going, but it will be lovely when done.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter hat knitting

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And I am so loving these colors! :)
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Halloween Gifts

This year I had time to knit my nieces and nephew in Washington State Halloween gifts:

Fingerless Mitts for my niece Justice. This is one of the yarns I got in my dyeing swap this summer.
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Liam's little socks.
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Vera's socks, she wanted some purple stripey socks so I used a gradient purple and alternated it with white.
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Eleanor's gradient purple socks.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wookie's Thanksgiving

Wookie impatiently waiting for his Thanksgiving plate of food!
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And scarfing his dinner!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wookie Wednesday

Just one week before the storm, enjoying our lovely 60's.
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Wookie enjoying our first few flakes.
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Wookie loved our bit of the Buffalo Snow Storm.
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Sleepy Wookie, the snow tuckers him out!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

John's Birthday Socks

This year for John, my brother-in-law, I knit him, my sister, and my niece matching socks! I took about a million pictures as I was super proud of these, but I won't drowned you all in them and will just show a few.

Here is the picture my sister sent me after they received the socks!
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I love to see the size difference between the pictures, from left to right, Kid's 11, Women's 6, and Men's 13.
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I did all the math to make sure the socks matched exactly! I love how they turned out, but here is a good reason not to do this again:

This is just one pair of socks for ends to weave in, multiply this times three! It was craziness!
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Eleanor would like me to do the same next year, but she'd like her doll to match them also.  Which I will do, but if they are stripey, it'll be self-striping!  :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Dyer's Notebook Giveaway

I meant to blog about this when I got it, but I forgot. The Dyer's Notebook had a giveaway for one of her Alice Kits and I won!

This is how it arrived, in a cute little box!
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This is the first real knitting bag I have ever owned and I so very much love it!
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The yarn is a little lighter in color.  It's a single merino that I am using as part of a reversible hat.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spinning Wheel Love

My relationship with my wheel is very much on and off. Pulled her out of the corner though and cleaned her and did a little spinning. A couple years ago I purchase enough of this fiber to hopefully spin enough to make a sweater . . . I am still spinning it.

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I'm not sure that I'll still make a sweater out of it when I am done, but I am sure at this speed, I have plenty of time to decide what to do with the yarn.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Doll Flashback to the Past

When I was young my main crafting outlet was making dolls and clothes for them. I loved doing it and everything I made was hand sewn, even the hair was yarn that was stitched strand by strand into the dolls head. They were time consuming and I primarily stopped making them because I didn't think the time I put into them were appreciated by the recipients, especially the last two I made . . . I know this is a bad reason, but it's true. I loved making the dolls though.

My sister, Rhoni, informed me yesterday that one of the dolls I made 18 years ago had made it's way from my Grandma Cheryl to my niece Eleanor.

Most of my dolls were made faceless, as I preferred this, but there was a chunk of time in which I put iron-on faces on them, because other people preferred that they have faces. This face mostly lasted 18 years, just a bit of the eyebrows and the lips are missing. I was informed they were lost partially due to a trip or trips through the washer... the iron-on faces I do not believe were meant to last going through a washer and dryer, so that is to be expected.

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My sister took a comparison picture, the baby doll is about 12" long, so the sewn doll is quite large, I believe she was made as a 24" doll and was one of the very few that I made that large.
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Seeing it was a nice walk down memory lane and almost made me want to make them again.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Snow flurries!

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Wookie loves the snow and colder weather, so he was quite happy with the snow flurries on our walk!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nifty thrift store find!

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I love wooden bowls, just need to find some good conditioning wax/lotion for wood. Also considering staining them...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Lo-Lo Bar

This is my absolute favorite scent of Lo-Lo Bar!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

And napping

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Wookie Wednesday

Isn't Fall awesome?  Loving the cooler weather and all the Fall smells!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Doll clothing!

I know I disappeared, going back to work sucked more energy out of me than I expected!   I have a bunch of stuff to share with you, but for today I'm going to leave you with the little doll socks I just finished!

Thursday, October 9, 2014


My niece Eleanor loves dress-up, not just her dressing up, but anyone and everyone else dressing up also. She wanted me to dress up as Santa and play with her, but the suit wasn't big enough for me, so her mom did it instead.

At first Santa was like "no paparazzi!", but she eventually conceded.
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Making sure all is right.
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Love this one!
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It takes deep concentration to figure out what one should ask for Christmas.
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A video of Eleanor asking for Christmas gifts, not only for herself.

A video of Eleanor and Rhoni-clause signing Rudolph!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


A few landscape pictures from my trip to Washington State. I definitely missed it.

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I loved being barefoot!
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