Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Monday, May 31, 2004
All The News...

Knit News....
Haven't been knitting this week as much as I'd like. I did make a little bit of progress on the Koigu Oriental Coat...

Crochet News....
I added one of my "new" projects to the sidebar.... YES IT'S ACRYLIC! Red Heart even. Here's a pic of my Irish Garden Celtic Afghan:

5 squares done a million to go...

This is pretty neat crochet work... the motifs are woven together thru the loops to make Celtic looking knots. It's also reversible with a different look front and back. I'll take close ups soon.

Yard News
Even though we had a very dry winter my wildflowers are blooming like crazy this spring. Tons of purple flowers every where. And gorgeous orange Indian Paintbrush. I even found a flowering cactus today!

Dog News....
Saving the BEST for LAST... at the big dog show in Longmont Colorado this past weekend my 20 month old little girl Ilsa took Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for her third 4 point major! Only 3 more points and she has her championship!!!!

Doesn't she look like a future champion digging in my yard???

Anne at 9:04 AM        

Wednesday, May 26, 2004
New WebSite FINALLY up!

It still has a long way to go.... but the NEW WhiteStar Samoyeds website is finally up. I hope to move over a lot of stuff from the old site over the next few weeks/months.

There are some missing pictures, hope to get those up in the next few days.

Eventually there will be more pictures of all the dogs, and the WhiteStar links page which was once the most complete on the web, will be updated for the first time in years.

Anne at 6:26 PM        

The Coat

Several months ago I finished the Koigu Toreador Jacket. When I started it, I viewed it as a "process piece", something that would be enjoyable to knit but I was unsure of it's potential wearability. Once completed, I discovered I loved wearing it, it came out much better than expected, and garners compliments whenever I wear it. So of course the next logical step was to make the Oriental Coat, also by Koigu.

You can see a picture of the current state of the coat in the link in the sidebar to the left. It's so big at this point it's hard to get a good picture of the whole thing.

Below is a picture of the upper left shoulder, the part I'm presently working on. The color as shown in this picture is pretty true. Yes it's bright!

The first comment other people make about the knitting of one of these Koigu masterpieces is that they could never do it because they can't stand the thought of weaving in all those ends. If you weave as you go, it's no big deal. I do that, then evey day or so I go back, weave in any I missed, and then snip off all the tails. Here's a picture of the back...

I haven't touched this project for a few days... but taking the pictures this morning got me ready to work on it again!

Anne at 7:52 AM        

Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Aliy is pregnant!!

My samoyed Aliy is pregnant with her first litter! Check out pictures of her unborn puppies at her blog - Aliy's World.

Anne at 9:18 PM        

Monday, May 17, 2004
Back From Cortez

Kelly, Ilsa and I spent the weekend in Cortez Colorado at a three day dog show. Unfortunately neither girl was a winner. Ilsa tried really hard, but she still looks so immature and Very Naked Kelly was there to hold the major and provide comic relief.

My friend Ginger finished the championship on her boy Rory yesterday, I'm glad I was there to see that. And Pumpkin's nephew Storm was Best Puppy in Show on Saturday!

Anne at 12:20 PM        

Thursday, May 13, 2004
Aliy's World

Aliy's World is up and running!!

Anne at 10:37 AM        

getting a dog?
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on the needles
30. Fletcher
Noro Transitions

29. Rosedale
Patons SWS

28. Forecast
Cascade Quatro

27. Lady Eleanor (again)
Patons SWS

26. Marble Shawl Collar Sweater
Karabella Marble

25. Serrano
Dale Baby Ull

24. Tamarah
Artyarns Regal Silk, Silk Mohair

23. Apricot(Plum) Jacket
DB Cashmerino Chunky

22. Rusted Root
BS Cotton Fleece

21. Not So Shrunken Cardigan
Lavold Sily Wool

20. Sizzle
Nashua Kim

19. Hanging Garden Stole
KP Alpaca Cloud

18. Log Cabin Blanket
Cascade Pima Tencel

17. Mystery Stole 2
Crazy Monkey Lace

16. Petticoat Sallops
Opal Petticoat

15. CeCe
Lambspun Silk

14. Hyrna Herborgar
Silk for Life

13. Sea Foam Shawl
LaLana Phat Silk

12. Diamond Fantasy Shawl
CTH Possum Lace

11. Evergreen Cardi

10. Mystery Shawl 3

9. Jaywalkers
LL Shepherd Sock

8. Pi @ Sunrise Shawl
Crazy Monkey Lace

7. Follow the Leader Aran
BS Naturespun Worsted

6. Peacock Feathers lace

5. Kiri Shawl
Rowan Kidsilk Haze

4. Sampler Shawl
Starmore Campion

3. Highland Triangle Shawl
America's Alpaca

2. Leaf Lace Shawl
Misti Alpaca Lace

1. Total Maze Cardigan
Araucania Nature Wool


finished in 2006
1/21 - Shadow of Love Socks
1/31 - Pineapple Jacket
2/5 - Smokin' Blueberry Socks
2/7 - Angora Fingerless Mitts
3/9 - Neopolitan Socks
3/18 - Summer Scallop Socks
3/30 - Spectrum: Red & Pink
4/2 - Felted Clogs
4/15 - Violets by the River
5/3 - Felted Hedgehog
5/6 - Felted B-4 Bag
6/15 - Pomatomus Socks
7/1 - Snapdragon Socks
9/11 - Simple Knitted Bodice
9/13 - White,Biscuit,Cream Shawl
9/14 - Something Lilac
10/4 - Cabbage Rose Socks
10/29 - Neck Warmer
11/15 - Lady Eleanor


finished in 2005
1/21 - Seascape Shawl
2/12 - Wool Peddler's Shawl
3/21 - Fir Cone Square Shawl
3/25 - Misty Garden Scarf
4/7 - Obi
4/30 - Truly Tasha's Shawl
5/19 - Ivy
6/19 - Tasha II Shawl
7/13 - Cherry Blossom Shawl
7/26 - Mom's Birthday Shawl
8/9 - Birch Shawl
8/28 - Mystery Shawl
10/4 - Herbal Remedy
10/5 - Rosy Fingered Dawn
11/18 - Mystery Shawl 2
12/6 - Ostrich Plumes Triangle
12/26 - In The Dark Socks
12/29 - Red, Red, RED! Scarf


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