Monday, March 28, 2005

Look at that boy run!

On only his fourth day with us he is already able to run all over the property and when we call him he comes running back. Look at him go! Image hosted by

Thanks to everyone for help with my blog appearance problem, seems to be a browser issue.

My monkey now has legs! Today I am working his body, I figure he will be done by the end of this week.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Is anyone else having problems with the sidebar of my blog? I received an email saying that my blog sidebar looked funny (text in the sidebar was overflowing outside the sidebar and posting were pushed down below). To me it looks good and after looking at my template I cannot see anything that looks to be wrong. I will be playing with it today so it might go through some weird looking stages. Thanks for any help and suggestions if you have them! Amanda

Friday, March 25, 2005


We have one happy dog... Image hosted by And one pair of monkey arms... Image hosted by Yep this is how I spent my day with my boys and my monkey. PS... Here are the answers to Felicia's MeMe questions... 1. Tell me about the first guy you had a crush on. The first guy I had a crush on was in 2nd grade, his name was Chris and I used to like him until he pulled my hair. I pushed him down and made him cry. 2. Did he know? He did after I pushed him! 3. Do you know what he's doing now?? No idea, I went to elementary school in Colorado Springs CO and I have no idea what his last name was.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

He's Home!

Well I have never met a dog with such a personality. He is so shy. The car ride home was a little difficult (we live about an hour and an half from the shelter) At first he was so afraid he could sit there unless I was directly in his line of vision. After about a half hour on the road he was fine and wanted to get off the floor and look around. He loves the snow! It is funny he will not eat anything unless we pretend to eat it first. He cracks me up. And he will not drink the water from his bowl but he will eat the snow and shove his nose into it. He seems to have pinpointed me as the enforcer (I have had to keep him out of the trash, keep him from messing with his stitches (he was fixed yesterday) the shelter gave us one of those cones to put around his neck but he runs into walls and whines a little so we watch him and tonight he will have to sleep with it on. It seems he has some adjusting to do still but is so good, and polite. He waits for me to walk first and go inside first. We were a little concerned because he would not eat his food so we decided to take him and his bowl outside, guess what as soon as we left and watched from inside the house he began to eat like a madman. We do not know if he is so shy that he has to be left alone to eat or he just likes eating outside. He still has not used the bathroom but he has had some fun in the snow. I think he will like it here we have tons of land for him to play on once he gets used to this being his home and he does not run away. He is a funny dog though. Image hosted by MeMe Answers: Liberty's Questions: 1. From what high school did you graduate? I graduated from a HS in Pueblo Colorado would you believe I cannot remember the name! 2. What is your favorite LYS? Uh what is an LYS? 3. Did you ever take a class from Ron Sukenick or John Stevenson? No are they knitting teachers? Niki's Questions: 1. Do you have smelly feet? Incredibly smelly! No not really :) 2. Where will you go on your next holiday? We plan on traveling CO later this year (around May) we are going to go South then maybe explore the north and into WY, we are excited to take Maverick on trips when he gets more comfortable. 3. What would your name be if you were a movie star? Mrs. Adam Sandler! I love Adam Sandler!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

A Different Kind of MeMe

Are you up to the MeMe challenge? Here's a different take on the MeMe, whereby you put your answers in the comments section of my blog. When you are through, copy-paste the MeMe to your blog, and I'll stop by and do the MeMe for you! I got this from Felicia.I will post the answers to everyone's three questions. . . A. First, recommend to me: 1. A movie: 2. A book: 3. A musical artist, song, or album: B. Ask me three questions, no more, no less. You may ask me anything you want, but I can decline to answer anything which makes me uncomfortable. C. Copy and paste this in your blog.

My boy Maverick!

He gets fixed today and tomarrow he comes home, here is a picture of him from the Humane Society. Image hosted by I am so excited to bring him home.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Good News Tuesday

So I finally heard from CU about the MA Literature program and..... I got waitlisted! Well at least it is not a rejection so now I have to wait until April 15, 2005 to see if they offer me acceptance. Waiting is a bummer. Other good news today we adopted a dog! He is a border collie and his name is Maverick. He has to be neutered so we will pick him up and bring him home on Thursday. He is so cute, I will make sure to post tons of pics when he is comfortable with our home. So that is my good news for ya later.

Monday, March 21, 2005

I am Chocolate Flavored....

What Flavour Are You? I am Chocolate Flavoured. I am sweet and a little bit naughty. I am one of the few clinically proven aphrodisiacs. Sometimes I can seem a little hard, but show warmth and I soon melt. What Flavour Are You?

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Monkey Paws

So many of you have seen "Monkey" from BusterNme, isn't he cute?! Well I found these great brown yarns last time we were in the city (same colors I used to make my acorn bookmark) and I decided I was going to make a monkey similar to that of Busternme, but finding a pattern on the net for a stuffed monkey for free (el cheapo here) is nearly impossible. So I figured what the hey I will wing it, nothing but a picture to guide me.Four little monkey paws (no two look the same) is what I have so far. Keep ya posted... Image hosted by

Friday, March 18, 2005

Mini Me

I have had this doll forever. When I was really young my parents took a trip to Vegas and this was my gift when they got back. She used to have a little apron that said "Amanda" on it, but it came off and fit my Barbie's as well, it is long gone now... She looked a little cold so I made her a simple little poncho in Chunky USA Denim. She looks happier and warmer. Image hosted by In other knitting and crocheting news I have found a ton of bookmark patterns on the Net that I am planning to make. Ever since I made the acorn I went on the hunt for more bookmark patterns. Pics to come... PS...if you are interested in reading my thoughts on "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown you can go here

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Acorn Bookmark

This bookmark is a mixture of crochet and knitting it is super easy. It took me all of five minutes to make this neat looking little bookmark. The pattern is from Frugalhaus.

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Monday, March 14, 2005

A birthday gift...

This is the finished purse for my little sisters birthday. Instead of a flower and the pattern from lion brand I originally wanted to use I crocheted a butterfly (hubby says it looks more like a dragonfly, either way I am happy with the way it came out. Although you cannot tell in the picture it is various shades of purple with some blues. Image hosted by PS... if you want to see some ugly socks go here CAUTION NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

Sunday, March 13, 2005

What have you done this weekend?

This weekend I learned something new (here is a hint You know it was easier then I had expected, but then again I really have just picked up the basics. I have added the Great Net Stops link to my sidebar (head on over it is the large stop sign)tons of great places to go. I also have update the patterns in the patterns link, go ahead click on Lola and see what is there. Here is a little something to make you smile... Image hosted by Spring begins March 20, and right in time we are getting some of the wet Spring snow. Yeap more snow!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Don't eat that Peep!

The other day while I was blog surfing I came across whimsy and her post on plush peeps. I thought they were so cute I decided to try and make myself one. Here is my knit version of a peep... Image hosted by It is cute but somehow it looks a little more like a cat then a bunny peep. Very easy and fun!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Full Moon Rising...

Here is my first bunny for the bunny along (link is on the sidebar if you want to join up), I think it is so cute but she ended up with a large bottom so I decided I shall call her full moon rising or moony. I used the heartstrings pattern which was very easy and fun. I think I will make more.
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Monday, March 07, 2005

Project update...

Found a knit along that a bunny lover must join...
Image hosted by Today well I was finishing up listening to "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown (my first audiobook!) I made this little guy which I will now call my Da Vinci bracelet. Image hosted by Image hosted by It is kind of neat looking and it was fun to make. Here is an update on my weaving project Image hosted by just like in middle school I have problems with pulling too tight and hourglassing still it is a blast and if anyone wants to make one I wrote up a how too and put it here. If anyone has any questions on it please feel free to leave a comment attached to it. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

A little one has arrived...

Introducing Baby Junior! He is so small he can fit into the palm of my hand. Harry and Lola are so proud. Image hosted by Coming soon... How to make your own loom and what you can do with those things you weave Book Review: The Da Vinci Code

Friday, March 04, 2005

Recapturing childhood crafts...

In middle school I can remember being in art class and making my own weaving loom from a piece of cardboard and yarn. Recently we were given a free calendar and it had this great square piece of cardboard inside and suddenly I was taken back to middle school. So a weaving I will go...
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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Spring is in the air..

So we have a ton of these little guys running around the property chasing each other. It is so fun to watch their flirting with one another. A beautiful pre-spring day today when we hit 50 degrees! And yet look the ground it still covered with snow!
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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Introducing Marty McFly...

He is supposed to be a little bunny but he is a little square head...still I think he is cute.
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