Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Monday, November 21, 2005
Another Reason I Love Colorado

The sun* rises in the East and sets in the West, right?

In most parts of the world that means if you want see pretty colors in the sky in the morning, you have to look to the east.

But in Colorado you can look to the East:

Or you can look to the West:

Yes, we have 360 degree sunrises. Sunsets too.

The first picture is looking directly east at the sun rising over my neighbors house, the second shot is the same morning, just minutes later, looking out my back door 180 degrees to the West. The mountain is Pikes Peak. Pretty cool.

*I can't believe** I had the word "sign" instead of "sun" in this post for the last 24 hours and didn't notice it even though I probably** looked at it 10 times. Proof once again, that I am the LOUSIEST proof reader in the world.

**Need more proof? I published this correction*** (after proof reading of course) and realized I had spelled "probably" as "probabably". Corrected it, proof read, published and then saw that I had spelled "believe" as "beleive". Really, it's not actually a spelling issue most of the time, it's a *typing* issue.

***Oh. My. God. "Correction" not "corretion". I give up.

Anne at 10:38 AM        

Friday, November 18, 2005
Amber Waves

No I haven't been blogging but I have been knitting! Here's the proof:

That's the center point from the second Mystery Shawl Along. It's done and blocked and photographed and in my closet and y'all hardly even knew I was working on it because I've been such a bad blogger.

I really enjoyed this shawl, the construction was intersting - you knit a small trianglar center portion, cast off along the top, pick up along the sides and add a wide border, then knit on a sideways edging.

A number of people complained about the size of the finished shawl, so I decided to make mine bigger by adding two more repeats of clue 4....

(see I have 6 instead of 4)

... and my shawl is HUGE, about 80 inches across the top. I don't think I needed to add the repeats but I like the size anyway.

More pictures on the Amber Waves gallery page.

Old Stuff

Okay not THAT old, just from last month. I finally got a picture of Rosy Fingered Dawn after blocking.

See more at the Rosy Fingered Dawn gallery page.

And especially for KWA knit buddies, TOKathy and anti-Kathy... a blast from the knitting past, completed over 2 years ago....the Girlfriend Sweater...

...aka The Sweater That Go Me Banned From a Certain Person's Blog....

Pictures on the Girlfriend Sweater gallery page.

Wintertime and the Knitting is Easy...

While I contemplate the Next Big Project that I'm going to get serious about, I'm doing some totally mindless knitting. Anyone guess what this is? I'm sure of lot of youhave seen it....

Anne at 12:31 PM        

Thursday, November 10, 2005
When Technology Fails....

My high speed internet connection has been down since Sunday afternoon. I feel like I have been stranded on a desert island, cut off from the world.

I did get a lot of knitting down with no blogs to read. Hopefully I'll have pictures soon. In the meantime I leave you with this:

Max at 6.5 Months

Anne at 2:35 PM        

Tuesday, November 01, 2005
We're Back....

.... and we had a GREAT time!!!

I do have a few little brags.... I took three dogs with me and all three came home with ribbons and trophies!

6 month 2 week old Max (WhiteStar's Beyond Thunderdome) made the cut in both Futurity and Sweeps and in a huge (23 dogs) puppy class took 4th place.

10.5 year old Icer (CH Tundra Winds' 32 Degrez of WhiteStar WSX HIC) who was COMPLETELY naked (possibly the MOST naked dog at the Specialty) took 3rd place in Veteran Sweeps and 2nd place in Veteran Dog. Even better than the placements were the compliments I received on his still effortless movement :)

15 month old Babe (WhiteStar's Ready For Anything HIC) proved she really is ready for anything. She won the 15 and over Futurity class and took Reserve Intersex for her age group. She was 3rd in the Puppy Sweepstakes. And although she brought home no ribbon, her performance in the Bred-By class made me incredibly proud as her breeder. There were 48 in the class, Judge Annie Clark placed her top 10 dogs in order from 1st thru 10th. Babe was 6th.

I can't beleive how busy each day was and how I felt that after being immeresed in a Samoyed world for a week, that I still had not gotten enough, seen enough or talked to enough people. I'm already looking forward to next September when the "tribe" will converge again in Post Falls, Idaho...


HAHAHAHA! Yeah right. I had so much free time. Actually I started a scarf. Twice. Didn't like how the colors were lining up and ripped it out. Twice.

Anne at 8:45 AM        

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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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