Knotty Purls

"Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica"

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


I just purchased three new patterns from Knit Happens and I can’t wait to get them! Soon to arrive is the Femme Fatale from Alchemy, One Cable Vest from Blue Sky Alpacas and finally a kids hooded sweater pattern that ranges in size from 12 months to 6 years. The Femme Fatale is done in mohair, which I totally hate but the pattern looked so cool I just couldn’t resist.

Today is a big day at our house – Baxter has gone to camp! Ok, before ya’ll start criticizing me for being a spoiled yuppie (got that title when I bought the Kitchen Aid mixer and the Krups coffeemaker), there is a strategic plan here – TIRE THE BOY OUT! Baxter has a brother and sister who refuse to play with him; therefore, he sleeps all day long and barks all night. He doesn’t just bark; he talks to himself and it echoes throughout the house, likely due to the empty space where his brain should be. We are pretty sure that he has imaginary friends! Baxter won’t play with humans – they are for snuggling and petting. He loves other dogs. So, we are willing to shell out $20 a week to get one night of sleep. I dropped him off this morning and he didn’t even look back. New people were willing to pet him; what more could a guy want?