Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hanny's first snow

Most of the east coast was blanketed with snow this weekend. Here, we had rain, tidal flooding and snow.

We woke up to this....A winter wonderland!!!

"This is all there is?"

Hanny's first snow
"I'll look cute so they won't notice there's no snow!"

Gardenia leaves
An art picture

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hanney 3 months old today 15.8 pounds

She went to sleep in her crate just now. I can't get up to get the camera because she'll wake up. It's the first time she's slept during the day in her crate. She wore herself out sitting and downing for rewards and trying very very hard not to bark and whine. Did I say she's not very fond of her crate. I have to lay next to it/her at night before she'll sleep. But she does sleep about 5 hours now before she wakes. I quietly take her out to "get busy" and then right back into the crate she goes. I don't say a word. She goes right back to sleep. I think tomorrow when I work with her in the crate I'll make sure my pillow and blanket are near by so I can nap too.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hanny pictures...what else!

Get ready to say "Awwwwww!"

My toys and I are going to take a nap

Not enough room for all of us!

No need for a crate, I'll just live here with my food


Friday, December 04, 2009

Hanny's here!




After 90 minutes of full blown play and exploring, she's sound asleep in the smallest bed .... snoring.

edited to spell her name correctly. there is not an "e" involved.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Like waiting for Santa

What I'm watching on TV right now. My hair is in a bun like Aunt Bea's. Mine's falling down though.

Aunt Bea & Mrs Johnson

Christmas is on it's way! Spice drops are on the shelf.

spice drops

A "Doo Dad". It can be put on sweater, hat, scarf, where ever. I think mine will become the edge of a side to side shawl.

doo dad

The Full Moon this morning at about 6:30 from my front porch.

moon at morning

At the ready

I pick up Hanney early tomorrow morning. Here is a picture of 5 from the litter. A lot older than the newborns with their mom.

Do you think she's one of them?

Her borrowed crate (thanks Maggie!), toy, water bowl, leash, and chewy are in the car. The Garmin is programmed. My alarm is set, clothes ready to throw on, coffee in the Keurig, car keys and glasses ready.

It all for a 15 minute drive!

More Retreat stories and pictures

Clara Parkes has published her newsletter with her side of the KR Retreat. She includes a Retreat Poem, the Retreat Wedding Vows we made with our new projects and lots and lots of pictures.

Click here and scroll down to Clara's links.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Knitters Review Retreat 2009

When you take a week or more to post about a trip that 110 other knitters took you find that you have nothing to say because they've already said it. So I will use pictures to describe my experience at KR '09.

Packed and ready to go

Packed for KR Retreat 2009

9:30 a.m. ....Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

CBBT bridge

The next day...Heading into NY state

Mountains in the distance NY

Later that day...on "the Pass" to Williamstown, MA from Troy, NY

the Pass in MA

Snap 3

About a mile of "The Pass" as pictured on the Garmie aka Garmin GPS


The first night there were about 40 knitters gathered. Those that were taking classes on Friday

110 Knitters 2

By Friday night all 110 had arrived; here's half the room

110 Knitters 4

My Saturday class was with Kathryn Alexander . Here's how she set each of our knitting area's. We knit "doo dads".

Katherine Alexander class

Loved loved loved her class! I actually finished the class project. Something I don't think I've ever done before. Ahha stories to follow about Kathryn.

Sunday we cast on for our "new beginnings" project

Susan cast on for her first pair of socks

Susan's cast on

Joanne cast on for a shawl with her own handspun yarn

Joanne casts on

And I cast on with lace wt Rowan yarn I picked up in the KR "swap" room (where we brought what we didn't want and swapped) with a pattern I wrote Friday night (fingers crossed it works)

My cast on

Ann Budd, Kathryn Alexander, Melanie falick...only rubbed shoulders with the best. Melissa Morgan-Oakes was there somewhere as was Ann Hanson and quite a few designers of patterns that are in Clara's new book The Knitters Book of Wool.

Ann Budd Melanie Falick casting on

And I can't thank Joanne enough for driving all 4 days!

Check out the following blogs for more pictures and weekend descriptions or go to the KR Forums to read more