Hello everyone. My name is Sophie. My Mom is on a cruise, so while my Dad is at work during the day I get to come visit my camping buddy Chloe. But, I'm going to let you in on a secret. My favorite place when I visit here isn't with Chloe. It's here. On Betsy's lap while she crochets. Or knits. I don't care which she does as long as she has a soft blanket on her lap for me to cuddle in. I only weigh about 4 pounds so I get cold easily.
Usually Betsy uses fluffy yarn when I visit but this visit she's been using this tiny, skinny little tthread. That's okay. It still covers me up nicely while I nap.
This is me. Betsy. Sophie wanted to tell you all hello this morning. It's been fun having her around this week. She comes about 6:00 in the morning and stays until about 6:00 when her Dad gets off work. He usually eats dinner with us too. Larry doesn't work on Fridays, so after today she won't be back until Monday. Nita is on a 10 day cruise to Panama and the western Carribean. Must be rough! :-) This is her 20th cruise in the last 7-8 years! We call her the cruise queen. She's been on so many, she goes really cheaply now. Apparently you get better deals each time you cruise with them.
Most of you will probably remember that Larry and Nita are our neighbors at the lake. We've known them for over 20 years. I've enjoyed having Sophie around. She and Chloe get along so well. I really believe she thinks Chloe is her mom. When they got her last summer, the first place they went was Loon Lake. So she saw Chloe within a few hours of leaving her mother. She immediately bonded with Chloe and loves to be with her. I walk them down the street to the mailbox everyday and such a sight they make together. Chloe a lab and Sophie, a toy poodle. Big and tiny. But the same exact color. It' hilarious.
I have finished the doily for Teresa and it's blocking on the bed in the guest room right now. It ended up being about 31 inches across. I won't show a completed picture of it until I give it to Teresa on the 21st when us blogging girls get to have lunch again. Yep. I'm going to see Piper again so I get to see the girls. Yippee!
This is the thread that I used. I used two balls full. When I finished late last night, I had exactly 27 1/2 inches left! I was really getting worried that I would run out before I finished.
What a difference two days makes! The snow is completely gone! A "Pineapple Express" roared through late Tuesday night and yesterday and I literally watched the snow disappear before my eyes. Now we have flood warnings out because of the rapid snowmelt and heavy, heavy rain. The sun is peaking in and out today and its wonderful.
Not green grass yet, but an improvement over the 16 inches of snow that was on the grass Tuesday!
Yes. This says 68 degrees on the back deck. It's really about 52, but the sun is shining directly on the thermometer so it looks warmer. I'll take the 52 and very happily! Maybe spring is really on the way?
I think today I will start knitting a simple garter stitch baby blanket. I need something simple with big yarn and big needles after the doily. Have a wonderful, wonderful day my friends.