Before I talk knitting though, guess who has come to stay for a few days? Mattie, Paul and Lori's dog has come to visit Chloe while they camp in their tent trailer at a lake in north Idaho. They didn't want to have to leave her inside the trailer in the heat we've been having so I happily volunteered to keep her this week. Here they are exhausted after playing outside. Isn't this funny? Two sleepy puppies.
Chloe isn't allowed on the furniture because she sheds so much. She isn't sure what to make of the fact that Mattie climbs right up on the sofa. Mattie seems quite at home doesn't she?
Tomorrow morning little Sophie will join the menagerie. Then we'll have small, medium and large dogs staying here. Larry and Nita have a family reunion in Portland this weekend and will be at a hotel so we're keeping Sophie until Sunday night. Oh the fun we'll have. These three get along very well.
Now onto knitting. I've made ten dishcloths since we last visited last Thursday. These five are for a blogging friend who likes the color green. Do you know who you are?
These five are for Toni, the nurse who did my stress test last week. About a year ago she bought 10 dishcloths from me. When I walked in for the test, she did a double take and said she was just telling her husband the week before that she needed to call me to get more. Apparently she's down to one dishcloth out of the ten because her grown children keep taking them home with them. I wouldn't let her pay me for them this time because she took such good care of me last week. I love the variety of colors in her stack of dishcloths.
Mandy loves my Monkey Socks I finished last week and I promised her a pair of her own. These are her's made with Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted Fingering weight in the Woodland color way. Here is the first sock I started this morning. I love my yarn bowl that I found at Hobby Lobby.
I also need to confess that I placed an order today at Knit Picks for sock yarn. I'll have enough for ten more pair of socks! I must admit that I'm addicted to knitting socks. Sock yarn is not inexpensive but they feel so much better than the socks you buy in the store and I think everyone should have at least one pair in their lifetime. I would knit each of you a pair if I could. As it is, I can barely keep my family's feet covered. :-)
"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts" Psalm 139:23
I've never made two socks at one time before but decided to try it this time. I knit both cuffs, now I'm on the leg of the first sock. I will then do the other leg, then both heels, both feet and then the toes. That way they will both be done at one time. Miss Piper wants a pair to match Mommy's so I'll have to see if I can find a pattern I can adapt to be similar that will fit her.
Speaking of Piper. Here she is with her Daddy with her own aviator's headset. Yes, it's FAA approved. You can tell how happy she is with her own headset. It has the microphone that she can talk through, just like Daddy's. She has her hand on it in the photo so you can't see it well. They are going on vacation to Nebraska to visit family and Daddy plans to take her flying quite a lot. She loves listening to the control tower and can imitate the "tower speak" very well. She is a budding pilot for sure. Her dream is to fly a Cessna, or as she says it "snessna". :-). Did I ever tell you all that Brad proposed to Mandy while flying over the Portland area?
She even has her own real pilot's logbook where Daddy will help her keep track of her flying hours. Yes, it is really an official logbook. And it's pink! This little girl has my heart in her little hands.
I hope you're all having a great week so far and enjoying sunshine wherever you may be.
I'm trying not to have an anxious heart and am asking for God to give me peace as I go through these days that frustrate me because I can't do the things I want to do each day.