Boy oh boy have I ever been away for a long time from here. Sooo much has happened in that time....Mother's day, my birthday, a new job, and a holiday to Kamloops.
I have to tell such a funny story...for Mother's day I really wanted a Dogwood tree, so off we went to the nursery. We pick out the one we want, pay for it and because Scott's truck was full, he said he would pick the tree up the next day, we also bought another tree too, but this story is about the poor little dogwood tree, oops did I say poor little, well just wait the story gets better. The next day after work, Scott brings home the trees, plunks them in the driveway propped against the house, comes in, says he's off to coach soccer and leaves. An hour later Scott's friend Dave who lives with us comes in and says I better go outside. I'm not into getting up as I'm busy reading a good book, so say such, and he says ya better come out here. Well this is sounding bad and I'm thinking to myself Okay, what did she do now ("she" being Holly the lab pup). So outside I go, only to find the poor little dogwood dragged down the driveway, with not one leaf or branch left on it!!!!! I can't believe she's done such damage in so short a time period. Oh yeah when we picked this tree out it was approx. 8ft. tall, now it's approx. 5ft. I am thinking she thought Scott brought her home the best stick ever!!! lol You have to laugh now but at the time I was so sad for this poor tree. Scott thought the tree was a goner but I was not convinced. So the story does conclude as the next weekend I got my eldest son to dig me a big hole for the dog, I mean for the tree and plant it up with lots of bone meal, compost and good new soil. My eldest had bought me a clematis for my birthday so we planted that with it to give it a look of green!!! Right now as we speak the tree has leaves so it is a survivor. I did take a picture of it as a stick but would rather show a healthier plant so will take one soon and post it.
Well I have done lots of knitting, I sent out my socks for Sockapalooza and ended up forgetting to take a picture before they left so I'm hoping my pal takes pics. I sent her some of my hand made stitch markers, more sock yarn and chocolate made on an island near here. I did not send the socks that I posted about before as I was not feeling the love for them. I used the purple/pink yarn that I dyed and ended up doing my own pattern. I really hope she likes them and that they fit.
I received my socks last week and think they are awesome. So warm and comfy. Love the colors and the Jaywalker pattern. Here's a couple of pics:
Didn't Abby do a great job. Her web site is http://www.craftyasaserpent.blogspot.com. I still don't know how to link but with time or if someone could let me know... Abby knit these even with a move from one state to another, pretty impressive!!
I have also started the MS3 in Jaggerspun Zephyr in the Elderberry colorway that I had in my stash. I also am using beads. I will post pics next time as I have to go make dinner. I'll also talk about the project that I am test knitting for one of my favorite knitwear designers and also my new job.
Take care til then.