Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Anniversary Lace Shawl


I dreamed of Maggie last night. It was super super real…she came back to visit me knowing how much I missed her.  Another pup came with her but went in another room. She was a really neat dog…did get nippy in her old age, protecting me, but still…what a wonderful companion.


Not the sort of photo one would normally post to show off a shawl! LOL! I was only trying to capture the colors in this one…not that it did.

I plan on posting another one with the completed border. I"m only a few hours away….was going for a longer border until I realized it was going to be way too long. Too much fabric in front (kerchief style) is too large an addition to my already large additions! After all is said and done, I may need to find a recipient for the shawl.


She is the darker of the two girls. She has found she loves to stand up on the couch, lean on the back, and watch the goings on when the others are playing on the deck.  The two girls will be 6 months old on the 14th of October. Ginger weighs 67 pounds and Coco weighs 63.


Friday, October 4, 2019

Fingerless Mitts, Doral Wristlets

Malabrigo Arroyo Fingerless Gloves

I ended up making these shorter, but also made the wrist band and top border slightly wider.  I also left an area on the side to use as a thumb hole, rather than have them just hanging on the wrist with no support.

I like this size as they don't get in the way, are easy to get on and off, and actually add warmth.

My brother gave me some seeds for my birthday (my request) and the Cosmos and California Poppies are just getting around to blooming. We have had a cold gloomy summer so they had a late start.

I love the two colors together. Just received some tulips he bought, too! This was a great birthday and Christmas because he gave me Day Lilies as well as some Iris. My garden is looking very scrumptious! 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Puppies, puppies, puppies!

First, a note. In one of the Ravelry groups on Facebook there is a post about someone ripping off patterns and selling them on a site without the owners permission. I would imagine that most of what they sell is that way. I did not verify this, but there is chatter about it. So, just in case, this is the site:


I won't link it. Just beware and forewarned if it is true.


My two new puppies are double trouble for sure. Riley is not a year yet, so he is still a puppy, and that makes three with which to contend!

Riley at 10 months

Brodie is 4  years old and unhappy I brought in two girls that take up Riley's time. He pouts a lot, poor sweet soul. Misses being rambunctious with Riley (who loves the new harem!).

This is Coco. She was born third in the litter. Her coat has a more light beige pattern in her Brindle, but still has some of the bronze/orange look to it. This photo makes her look more yellow. She is definitely mostly dark brown with beige and orange highlights

This is Ginger. Her front legs and over-all look is quite orangish. She is taller than Coco and I think she is going to be as large if not larger than Riley. Her feet are already as large as his, and she weighs more at this age than he did. She was the first born in the litter.

This is Coco. She LOVES getting up in chairs!

I am able to get the dogs to sit for their cookie when they come in the house. The second burgundy pad is for Riley who is a drooler when he sees food! Other than that, he doesn't drool at all. The three pups are 1/2 English Mastiff and 1/2 Lab (I think the girls have a little more Lab and a little less Mastiff). They also barely shed, white Brodie sheds little six Lab's! He is 1/4 each Labrador, Bull Mastiff, Boxer, and Husky. Looks like a giant Lab.

And here we have Coco who finally made it into the chair with me! She has been trying so hard, several times a day, to be a lap dog.  

We are working on a KAL in my group on Ravelry.  It isn't a hard knit if you know a little more than garter stitch (which it is mostly). It is called Nazul Night Shawl. It's a two month KAL.

Well, now we all here at the Fry Funny Fuzzy Farm will be nap dogs & person! I didn't sleep well last night. Wishing you a lovely day!