Friday, November 14, 2008

Chatter and Friday Fill-ins

It is snowing today and the high is expected to be around 38 degrees. Yuck! My poor Di decided it is too cold to go out so I had to go out with her, brrr. She told me that the snow hurts her knees and she did not appreciate being forced down the stairs and out the door in the dark of the morning. I told her that I did not appreciate being woken up in the night to lift her heavy ass (60 lbs) back into bed as she is now refusing to jump into bed. We laughed and hugged and she did her duty and I did mine (I sound like a whack job don’t I, but yes, I do talk to my dog and she talks back.)

I am starting (yes I have startitis) a new scarf for my daughter’s boyfriend, he is a nice guy and it the first boyfriend she has had in a zillion years that I appreciate. I am using Elann Highland Chunky and am doing it in a ribbing pattern on 15 needles. I love doing scarves because they are something I can do while playing cards, reading blogs, or watching TV and it appears that we will need them with the weather here in Colorado. In Georgia, we would get maybe one day of snow all year and it wasn’t terribly cold in the winter, but here. . .

Don’t forget to enter my contest here, I just went to my new LYS and bought some very nice stuff to give away, so it isn’t just stash, (however I like getting stash).

1. Please feel free to donate to a worthy cause, there are so many hungry people in the world right now.
2. When I buy a new candle I can't help sniffing it occasionally.
3. My favorite thing to cook is anything my family will eat.
4. Chocolate is something I can't get enough of.
5. That's the thing I love most about the beach.
6. Rude people always makes me think to myself, what the heck?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to knitting, tomorrow my plans include meeting some cousins I have not seen for 30 years and Sunday, I want to knit and make bread in my new bread machine!

14 comments:

Janet said...

You're so good to your dog :-)

Love your answer to #1, btw. Thanks for playing :-)

leah said...

My cat talks back too!

smariek said...

I'd be interested in knowing how many balls of Elann Highland Chunky you need to make that scarf. I have 4 balls of the stuff, but not having knit many things with chunky weight yarn, I do not have a good idea of how much mileage I'd get out of 4 balls.

Elaine said...

Talking to the dog is better than talking to the wall!

Jersey said...

My daughter has a boyfriend I'm not too thrilled about. I would never knit him anything unless you can guarantee that the boyfriend curse will work for my daughter's boyfriend in which case I'd knit him anything it takes. :-)

Turtle said...

i swear the animals talk back, hubby laughs. SNow!!! Just finished 2 hats for daughters boyfriend, fun to have a young boy to knit for! (and he's a good kid!)

EJ said...

My daughter was sure that she was communicating with her pet turtle. She thought she had trained her to come when she called. Do turtles have ears?

purple-power said...

Hey - maybe your dog could go on American Idol :-)

tom said...

I'd also like to know how much of the Elann chunky you used for the scarf.

Grace said...

I agree with Janet love your answer to number one, tis the season all though we should remember to be charitable all year long

katerina said...

I also wonder if your knitting for her boyfriend rather than her discredits the curse... I hope so(as you seem to like him) and I hope he likes it!

CraftyChick128 said...

Hey that's okay - I have conversations with my dog too!

If my sister holds onto her current boyfriend for another year, I may just have to make him something for Christmas (next year). He's been making her awfully happy - everyday she comes home from school with such a grin on her face, and her answer is always that it's "because of Chris". : )

Timiae said...

I talk to my pups (all 9 of them!) and the other critters and most talk back (there are a few that are too uppity to do so).

I know, we Georgians are wimps in the cold... it may not be as cold as where you are, but I love my handknits!

Oh, I'm adding your blog to my list on my blog... I love reading yours!

Beverly said...

i always thought men and chocolate were two of god's greatest hits....and if you dunk a man in chocolate....well!