Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Good day,


how have you been?
the mailman has filled our post box with a couple of new treasures this week - I'll pull out my camera from the bag and take a couple of pics tonight and post soon for you to see

new stitch markers (orcas!!)
new yarn, is it possible that with all the yarns in the entire world, I ordered the same EXACT colorway twice?

yes, possible and I think that's exactly what I did, of course, as usual, I can't find the first skein

likely tucked away in a safe clean place waiting to be cast on, I do this often

put things here, there, and everywhere and wonder later "where is it when I want it?"

it's okay, the search is fun because it usually results in me finding other treasures stored away

there are new socks cast on, baby sweaters waiting for collars, buttons, sleeves....

the ground outside is wet, soggy, and beautiful...

the weekend?

will be warm again, sunny and bright..

The Nest will be setup at a local campground...happy to be out and on the road again

board games, marshmallows and flashlights lined up on the table alongside mugs and gathered sticks..

see  you soon....have a wonderful day

Monday, January 1, 2018

hello, and happy new year
did you join the Christmas Eve cast on?
did you intent to join Dani of Little Bobbins and all the others and never got around to it?
well, you're not alone...

let's aim for next year and hope we get them cast on before midnight instead of last minute wrapping!

it's been a very busy year over here at Lap Dog Knits...

a year that ended on extreme high notes....
a year going out like a lion....big...and loud...

the birth of Noa just days before Christmas -


the most precious of gifts and blessings
the joy and excitement we have for her... the absolute perfection to our lives


the days ticking by as she makes her place within the now family of four, the parents and big sister adjusting to less sleep, the grandparents waiting for the spoiling and cuddling to begin with the little head covered in thick hair, to the tiny toes that will one day zoom around in roller skates...
it is the best gift in life, to see your children.... again, through your grandchildren

our greatest of gifts in this world



plans for Lap Dog Knits 2018 are in place..


















a new backyard construction project is 75% done, a space that will surely be filled by Lap Dog
a new washing machine took priority over a newly carpeted bedroom,



a new 2018 monthly planner has recent entries, notes and ideas...


but the knitting....
oh the knitting...
the list is long...
the bar has been set high for 2018...
the front porch mail box will soon be full with my last of December purchases arriving....
my final yarn goodness to arrive ...
bringing to an end the growing stash and frequent purchasing....
and the beginning of a year ahead filled with the most desirable projects and knit worthy folks who may (or may not - in case I need to adjust my big knitting plans if Summer is a scorcher) find themselves unwrapping handmade treasures next December...

so many changes are coming in 2018, all in the best possible way...
even the chickens have a fun filled year ahead to look forward to... perhaps a stroller for walking at the farmers market?
you know you have small dogs when they can drink out of a pair of goggles - they are just the right size to stuff in your jacket when it's cold outside too!



wishing you all a wonderful beginning to your new year,
check back to see what's in the mailbox....just in case you haven't put a lid on your shopping and stash building yet...

while baby Noa rests and parents try too as well, Nana will prepare her new space where Zoe has already described our future parties, in a way only six year olds can...with great excitement and anticipation...
hello new year, I do hope you are ready for us...because we have high hopes and big dreams...






it's all so good....
and it's only just begun...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

my wheels....
are still up in the air along with the Jeep at the repair shop...

I've been told it will be ready today...

we'll see, didn't they say yesterday it would be ready to pick up?

I told him I am now on a first name basis with the Uber driver.. he laughed, I wasn't looking to bring a chuckle to the mechanic when my dollars will be filling his cashbox, and now the Uber driver's wallet

anyway, today should be the day.....my red Jeep, returning back to me where it belongs...
all the nuts and bolts tightened, fluids clean, brakes silent (and the marbles gone)....

only a Jeep owner really knows the pleasure of bumping along with the radio blaring, a quick wave to a fellow Wrangler while making a turn or the wind coming in the box shaped roof....

why people drive a sedan?....who knows....makes my skin crawl at the thought....

I know hubby would be fine with one (maybe even wishes for one?)...

sorry Charlie, not for this girl...ask me when I'm 80 years old...and only then will I tell you..."time to buy another truck" for Grandpa

no sedans will ever be parked at home...

there's been camping with the pups and hubby during the past month..

in a couple of days, I will roll out alone to join the Ladies on a campout...

four days of laughing, talking eating, chatter, chatter, chatter that will surely fill the air throughout the entire campground - not to worry, last count, I think we've nearly filled the park!









I've spend some time along the waters edge...

the glow of morning sunlight, the constant sound of running water, the distant, and not so distant sounds of birds, cranes, and hawks made this location perfect for a campout

we'll be back...

next year.....

for now, time is getting short, the best is yet to come for 2017