A spot for me to ramble about my smooshie faced dogs, paper crafting, knitting and a little cooking...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cruising and new shoes

Aren't these just the cutest REDDEST patent leather shoes? I ordered quite a few shoes from zappos.com (the best ever shoe store) like these. Hopefully one of them will fit. I am going on a cruise with a girlfriend in April, and new shoes are always fun!



I have knitted many things for many people since starting, but nothing for Chris yet. So, this is a scarf for Chris. This is new yarn to me, a 5 strand cashmere. It is SO soft! Not an itch in sight. This is the first time I have knitted with something not plied, and I thought it would be really easy to stab through the middle of the strands, but happily that has only happened once or twice. It is a little slippery, but other than that it is a dream to knit with, not chafing my fingers at all. I had hoped the colors would be brown, grey, taupe and black (the description on the internet said neutral) but the black I wanted is Navy. I had wanted Chris to be able to wear it with either his black or brown coats, but oh well. I'll just have to make him a black scarf another time. I am doing this in a simple K1, P1 stitch so it will be thick-ish and let the hand painted loveliness of the yarn shine through. I hope Chris likes it!

About Me

I live with my wonderful husband of 12 years Chris, Fitz the almost 1 year old pug, and the newest member of our family Bennett the 8 week old Shih-tzu. We have a second home on a small lake where I grew up, we watch altogether too much TV, and spend WAY too much time online. I have just started knitting, have been papercrafting for many years, and enjoy cooking.