Saturday, June 23, 2007

Summer Begins

It's summer here in Southern California, and it's been getting up to 95/100 here already. This is just the beginning of summer, and I am real thrilled to see 112+ temperatures for the summer months ahead...NOT!!! Thank god that our A/C is working good!

Well, this month I had a little injury. I had pulled the muscles on my right lower side and back toward the hip. It's ok now, and I think I can get back to knitting again. I have really missed knitting. It was just too painful to hold up the needles and knit. I've a doggy sweater started, but now I have to switch to a circular needles to do the next part of the sweater. I have to order the needles from Jo, which incidentally has a sale on right now. I have also switched from English style knitting to Continental style knitting, and I am still new to the new style. I saw this tool called a Yarn Guide at It's for keeping any type of yarn separate for fast, uniform stitching, so I figure it will help me keep the yarn on my left index finger, as I purl the stitches. Purling is the problem with me knitting Continental style right now until I get the hang of it.

I have a beautiful puppy name Dakota, and she's going to be 5 months on July 7th. I guess the heat got to her this week, as she wasn't feeling so good, and wouldn't eat, so hubby said to wet her down, and it worked! We have a happy puppy again. She is eating, playing, and just having a lot of puppy fun.

Dakota at 10 weeks old

The book I was reading when I started this Blog was The Kissing Blade by Jessica Hall. It was a very good book, and the ending was a wonderful love story. I've started another book called Texas Rich by Fern Michaels. It too is a love story. It's set in WW ll time about a young girl meets older boy that is a pilot in the Navy. I'll let ya know what happens when I finish it.

I want to thank Melanie, Mandy, and Kim for their encouraging words for my efforts of starting my new Blog.

Happy Knitting & Reading!


Jeff said...

Wife is a knitter and I love your dog. Looks like a young version of ours. What a cutie :)

Mooknits said...

Does your wife have a Blog about her knitting? If she is in a knitting group I might know her. I looked at your Blog, Jeff, amd Lucy does look like Dakota! Dakota is a dark chocolate English Block Head Lab/Lab mix. Your Lucy is a cutie too.

Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

What a sweet puppy... Enjoy blogging!

Melanie said...

Just wanted to check in and say Hi!
Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

Melanie said...

Just wanted to check in on you...thought of you today. I hope you are not in harm's way with the awful fires raging over your way. I have several online friends who are near or have family members in the midst of this tragedy. I worry about all of you. Take care and be safe. Hugs!

Mandy said...

Thought I would pop in and say hi hope that you are doing ok!! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!