Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Under Pressure/ Have you heard?

Well September is coming VERY quickly now. As all the commercials tell us it is back to school time and along with back to school is back to fall knitting. You can't tell me you haven't found a few nights this week cool and a few brisk mornings. This is of course good news to a knitter.

Just in case you hadn't heard by now....

So in honour of the fall and for all of us out there that like to shop online but like to fondle yarn in person too......Pick up sticks is almost ready! Connie is getting very excited and let me tell you. I have seen it. I have unpacked yarn....and it is beautiful. My fiance will know where to find me when I'm not home.

It is very exciting. Connie has wanted this for a long time. I'm so happy for her.

I'm happy for me too because my first sock pattern is going out with the sock club this month. I am very proud but I feel a certain amount of pressure to please all those sock club members. It is my first pattern and I'm sure it is not perfect so take it easy on me ok!

I have also put all my personal knitting aside because I have samples to knit for the store. This is the first time I have knit with Tapestry. I like the colour blending very much. The pattern is making me a little sick of the purl rows but other than that I can't wait to see what the pattern looks like when it is done.

The two boys are being very crazy. They run around the house and the yard and the gardens. This is one of their quiet moments.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Say hello to Oscar

Here he is... The long awaited and much debated baby boy. Makes you wonder how there was ever any question about whether we should or should not be getting this puppy. He is so sweet ( so far ) and loves everyone he meets.

Friday we went up to Tanoak Boxer is Barrie to pick him up and I loved him right away. He cuddled with me to get home and was very well behaved in the crate when we put him in for a nap. We took him to the vet and then I went to Lettuce Knit for the spinning class which was very good.

*Aaron told me he had a really crappy sleep because the puppy was up all night except for about 2 hours

Saturday my bridesmaid from Kingston came with her husband to look at dresses. I was so glad to see her. It has been over a year. We found the dresses so that is one more thing to check off the list. We had a very nice dinner and then I went back to Aaron's house to see my Oscar baby. (Oh yeah and to spend time with Aaron too )

I told Aaron to go to bed and that I would spend the night on the couch for the pup and of course the puppy slept through the night. A mothers touch right? Hehehe.

Sunday we just had a relaxing day and then brought the baby to my parents house to play with Tucker and to get used to being here too. (because Aaron and I have shared custody for now).

Most of the time he was here Oscar and Tucker were going after each other and ripping around the back yard. I didn't like it one bit. They were so vicious (or I thought they were) My mom wanted me to let them because Tucker was being a little nasty and she wanted Oscar to put him in his place. I just didn't like the way Tucker used his short stature to nip at Oscars heels while they were running.

Then in the end they were so tired and they curled up like this.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Oh my goodness

My life is feeling very overwhelming. There are all sorts of great things happening but they are happening faster than I expected and all at once.

I think I should change this blog from a knitting blog to a dog blog. My fiance decided to surprise be by getting the dog we had been talking about for a while now. The unfortunate part is that we are not in our house yet and he is going to have the dog at his place for a month. That worries me a little bit because I want to be a part of our puppy's early time with us. US not just him and his family. He hasn't had puppies before they have always adopted/rescued dogs. So I hope he understands what we are in for and not just letting his excitement take over.

On the other hand I am very excited too. He kept me in mind when he went to look at the dogs and knew what I was looking for in a family pet. Our 11 week old boxer pup will be coming home with us (well to his house ) on Friday this week.

On top of that Friday night Connie and I have a spinning class at Lettuce Knit and then my bridesmaid from Kingston is coming with her husband to look at dresses and I wonder when I will get time to just play with our pup.

I am thinking about arranging with the breeder to go up sometime this week and to meet the mom and dad and see our new addition. I know Aaron has been given a lot of info but I want to hear first hand too. I have some questions as well.

I just hope our house isn't delayed again. I want this dog but I'm worried about money. We were thinking it would be a lot for the house and the wedding now add a young puppy who needs fairly frequent visits to the vet and it just about ready to start dog obedience classes.

I am feeling very excited and a little overwhelmed. WOW!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

A week of puppy love

I am just starting to get my knitting time back up because Tucker has been taking a lot of the time and energy in the family. He has been so good so far. He goes outside to do his business and sleeps through the night. He doesn't mind being handled and he loves to be cuddled and loves his MANY toys.

He has had a bath and a visit with the vet.

He is getting a little more comfortable in the house and in the yard. By that I mean that he is starting to get into things ....EVERYTHING. It has been 13 years since we had a puppy in the house so it is hard to remember just how much energy they take.

He is a sweetie and I really enjoy having animals in the house again.

With all the doggy excitement I didn't blog about my cousin Sandra's wedding. It was the weekend that we got Tucker. I love having a chance to dress up a bit and to get Aaron to dress up. We danced like idiots and got some ideas of what to do and not to do for our own wedding.
Here is a couple pics of us at the party.
I am so excited to be getting married to him! The plans are falling into place. Tonight mom and I go and look at a photographer.
No knitting pictures because my main project right is a secret until the middle to end of August. I've cast on the sleeves for Thermal but that is about it. I have most of the secret project done and have a sample to knit for Connie at Pick up Sticks.