Saturday, November 01, 2008

I decided to change the look of the blog because it's been TWO YEARS since I started blogging. I'm having a contest for this skein of Yarn Pirate June Bug Yarn. In order to be entered into the drawing, donate $20 or more to your local animal shelter and post about it on your blog, then leave me a comment. If you don't have a blog, then just let me know in the comments that you donated. I'd like to have the donations reach at least $100 dollars, so pass the word along to other knitters and friends. The contest will be open until November 10th at 6:00 pm. central standard time.


Yes, I finally have some knitting to show. I finished Tom's felted slippers and a scarf. I am currently working on making mittens for Maggie's friends, a baby sweater, and some socks.

I used Cascade 220 for the slippers and the scarf was made from Wollmeise in the Paul color way.

It's been a busy month. Maggie is done with volleyball, attended Memorial's homecoming, and is in kickball tournament for a friends dad who has cancer. The tournament is part of a benefit to raise money for his cancer treatment. Grant has his permit now and that is a little nerve wracking. Patrick is adjusting to middle school and has really improved his grades.

Maggie in her homecoming dress. Maggie dressed up as Madonna for a Halloween party.
I took a spinning class the other night at The Yellow Dog. I also took a class on dying yarn.

I'll try to post more often. Have a good weekend and happy knitting!


Anonymous said...

Love the new look of the blog. Why is life so busy! Enjoy your family and find a bit of time for knitting as well. Jane

Turtle said...

the new look is great! Love the pics, so fun to see what everyone is up to.
We donate monthly ot our local shelter. Many times though cash is not what our shelter needs so instead of funding we donate in other ways. Daughter and i will stop in and help walk, groom and sometimes clean kennels. We donate food coupons and newspaper as well. They appreciate this help as much as they do the monetary donations and the animals love the one on one interaction.

Kristen said...

I'm not sure if this counts since I made the donation in October and not as a result of your blog post. But I donated $175 to Pet Haven where I got my wonderful dog Belle 5 years ago-(her 5th birthday is in a week). (And in the spring I donated $175 to the Animal Humane Society in St. Paul where I am a volunteer as a part of their annunal Walk for Animals drive.) But this is a great cause that I support wholehearted with time and money. And I'm also currently going back to school to take the last few classes I need to apply to veterinary school.