Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Scarfs for Sailors

My good friend Mary's son is off to Navy boot camp in September. She has gotten involved in several support groups, one of which is knitting scarfs for sailors for Christmas. She has ask her friends, if they are interested, to knit a scarf or two for the sailors. As an American it's the least I can do. Unfortunately I didn't feel I had anything in my stash that would work so....I went to Joann Fabrics. I know as a previous LYSO that's not really where I want my yarn money to go but it was in the evening and Hagen had soccer practice close to a Joann's . I will say there is not a lot to choose from when it comes to 100% wool. Lots of acrylic. YUK!! Anyhow, I ended up buying some Fishermen's Wool which claims to be 100% virgin wool containing natural oils. It also seems to contain some extraneous fibers that I have pulled out. The scarf is turning out nicely and I hope to get a few done before Christmas.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Leaf Collector

Mei Ling has adjusted well to life in California. She is still wearing her sweater when the temperatures drop in the evening and she has not fallen in the pool recently although the squirrel is still taunting her and she is still trying to catch it. Her favorite thing to do is explore the backyard. The downside is all the leaves and debris she collects on her fur. She does wait patiently while you brush her to come inside because she knows she will get a dog treat.
I wonder what you have to do to come back as a dog?