Not Yet…

This is not the post I had planned for today.  I was SO SURE I’d have Gretchen’s little dress finished by today, but I don’t.  Those two seemingly easy enough ruffles are killing me.  It’s going to be darling when it is done though.  I just love this colorway!

Taken July 2009

Taken July 2009

So, Happy Dogs on Thursday!  Ironically, this is one of two days this week the fur-girls aren’t with me at work.  The inlaws -and Shadow – are away, so the girls have been enjoying so extra time hanging out with humans.  Gretchen is riding better (read: no messy car-sick incidents) but this morning, she began trembling when I began putting on my shoes, the last thing I do before heading out.

While you’re here, I’ll flash photos of the girls you haven’t seen yet…

Gretchen, very into her birthday treat from Mr. B and co.

Gretchen, very into her birthday treat from Mr. B and co.

Birthday Girl trying to steal Sissys toy

Birthday Girl trying to steal Sissy's toy

The kerchiefs - Sissys shown on the wrong side

The kerchiefs - Sissy's shown on the "wrong side"

So, wow…  nearly 2 dozen of you have already taken the time to talk shawls with me!   Since the response has already been outstanding, I want to note that I’m adding a non-knitter’s prize too.   I have something in mind, but I’ll have to wait and see who wins to be sure what I’m thinking will work for the winner!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read yesterday’s post.   (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge!  The early birds have already assured there will be a minimum of three prizes given!)

I also want to mention that this is National Pizza Month!  I’ll be doing a little something to honor that fact in my own Big Blessings Bash contest, which I’ll announce on Monday.   In the meantime, scoot over to HERE and consider entering a fantastic contest!  If you eat, you’ll love Louise’s blog.   I’m so glad Marjie “introduced” us!  Yes, you’ll see my name in the post linked above, so I can’t participate in Louise’s awesome contest, but I did have the pleasure of helping her plan the prizes!

Some Creatively Dyed yarns

Some Creatively Dyed yarns

Happy little friday!  I’m really looking forward to the weekend.  Don’t forget to let me know if you’re going to be at Montpelier on Saturday for the Fall Fiber Fest.   I’m already looking forward to catching up with a bunch of you!  Ann and I have declared Dianne of Creatively Dyed‘s booth “home base” so if you haven’t seen me, stop in there.  You really NEEEEEED to see Dianne’s fiber and yarns anyway.

While I’m thinking about it, Amy?  I’m going to bring a scarf for Warm Up Winchester for you, okay?  Make sure you ask me for it if I don’t hand it over!  And the Rav WuW link…  She serves an area that is dear to my heart, and don’t we all love charity knitting?  It warms at least four times, the way I figure it.  It makes me feel good while I’m knitting, it makes Amy (in this case) happy both when I hand over my very tangible support for her cause and when she turns it in to her contact, and then it warms the recipient all winter…

Tomorrow, I’ll announce the THREE winners for my impromptu shawl we talk contest.  Don’t forget to enter before 8am my time – Eastern! – tomorrow!

12 comments on “Not Yet…

  1. Sue says:

    Oh oh!! I can’t let Rob see that it’s Pizza month. That man would eat pizza three times a day every day if I let him.

  2. Marjie says:

    Gretchen looks worried in the July picture. Was she afraid of the car this morning? Thor’s just as happy staying home, too, although he doesn’t get car sick (THank God, or we’d have to throw away the car)! I do love that pink color; it’ll be pretty when it’s done.

  3. gaylen says:

    Why aren’t you doing the YO make 1s? Just do it and then knit into the back on the next round. It will look the same and be easier.

    Love the photos – sorry the little beastie didn’t feel up to the car, I know how happy it makes you to have them with you.

    Can’t wait for the “official” contest. Will have to get back and read all the shawl answers – unless you’re planning a comprehensive post. g

  4. km says:

    Can’t wait to see that PANK dress…

  5. nichole says:

    LOVE that Creatively Dyed that you sent me last year… now to find the time to knit it up!
    LOVE how the PANK is knitting up!!!

  6. The dress will be loverly in due time, no doubt. We did our bit for pizza last Thursday….It kills me that pizza and salad for 4 cost $50!!! Didn’t pizza use to be the ‘cheap’ choice for dinner?

  7. AlisonH says:

    Have a great time, and I’ll try not to be jealous that you get to see Dianne. Send her my best.

  8. p3knitter says:

    Ooo … what pretty sock yarn! I’m going to have to see if I can pick some up on Saturday. Money is tight – but I might get lucky.

  9. grace says:

    Pizza I had my last for a long while last night, I am determined to stick with this it is what is best for me

    Love the yarn it is so pretty, have a wonderful time at the Fiber Fest

  10. Anita says:

    I can’t wait to see the dress!! Hopping up & down over here…. LOL

  11. Kathy says:

    Pizza Month? Oh…..might have to suggest that for dinner tonite.
    Did Gretchen share treats with her sister? Love the pics of the girls.

  12. louise says:

    What a pretty color. I can just imagine what it will look like when it’s done. Such talent:)

    The girls are adorable. I’m thinking about getting a puppy when I make the move to PA next month. We’ll see…

    Thank you so much for the help with the Pizza Party Mix-Up Give-Away Chan. I couldn’t have done it without you. I too am glad Marjie “introduced” us.

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