04 November 2007

Taking it easy

Well, our guests technically left today. However, they spent the night at my uncle's house last night since he's closer to the airport and they had a 6am flight. I really appreciate the fact that I did not have to get up before 4am to get them to the airport on time.

Since the week was pretty mellow, I actually did not do that much knitting. I did more quilting but I have yet to figure out how to take pictures of those projects so they look good. Anyway, I should be done with the heel flap on sockee #2 for hubby by tonight and I'm hoping to have finished socks for him by Friday (his birthday).

For your viewing pleasure, more yarn from the Stitches haul:

This is some "Super Socks & Baby" yarn from Tess Yarns in two different colorways (no names on the label). The one on the left is a combination of fuchsia, raspberry, and violet (maybe the Peach Melba color?). The one on the right is mostly fuchsia with hints of violet. The plan is to make an EZ's Baby Surprise Jacket holding the two yarns held together. I think the two colors will work well together. I always love the Tess Yarns display. Even though the ribbon yarn calls my name, I resist because I don't really know what I would do with it. Since I couldn't walk away empty-handed, I think these made a practical purchase.

Amusing side story about the dogs if you are interested:

Background: my dogs are not allowed on the furniture because if they did get on the couch there would be no room for the humans. While Stella, the dachshund, was visiting, she was only allowed on the couch if she was on someone's lap--didn't want my dogs to get jealous. So yesterday my husband, the man who swore up and down that we could not get a small dog when I insisted on getting our first dog because he doesn't like little dogs, was laying on the couch with Stella on his stomach.

Me: I see that Stella has made herself comfortable.
Him: She just looked up at me and then jumped up. I couldn't stop her.
Me: Oh really? Are you trying to tell me that you might want one of your very own?
Him: I don't know, maybe.
Me: I guess I know what to get you next year for your birthday.
Him: Christmas is coming up.

Looks like we might become a 3 dog home if we can find a miniature, long-haired dachshunds that is as cute and friendly as Stella.


twig said...

How funny. We're the exact opposite. I like the big dogs and the husband prefers the little ones -- though he's more of a rat dog type person than froo froo.

Furniture is open season here, though. Except my bed. Only Shelby can get up there. She had first dibs and is pretty adamant no one else comes up.

Trillian42 said...

Hee - I'm totally picturing J with a little purse dog. :D

I have to admit, though, I'm not a fan of little dogs as a rule, but I do like long-haired dachshunds. There's just something really, really cute about them.