Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

My favorite dog of all time is my wonderful Black Standard Poodle - Wooster. He is so intelligent, thoughtful and lots of fun. He has two companions, his younger brother Watson (looks very much like Wooster as they have the same mom and dad), and his best companion Hastings a VERY LARGE White Standard Poodle. Unfortunately the other two will not hold still for a photo, I tried so many times, but they were either blurry or the photo turned out to be a foot, tail, or other parts, but some day I will get a photo of them.

This is the Hide Your Roots headband (you can see a much better photo on Kodymay's blog). I like the alternating colors as it adds interest. I'm trying to figure out a better way to show off the headbands, maybe a Styrofoam head? I'll have to shop around and see what I can come up with.

This is a favorite cable pattern of mine, its so quick and simple to knit, the scarf is destined for a coworkers father who is a fabulous man who helps all of his (9) children in anyway he can. He picks up his grandchildren every morning and drives them to school and picks them up every afternoon. Mind you this grandfather lives in a different city and has to commute to do this. What a loving person and even though I've never met him, he touches my heart, so I wanted to do a little something for him and thought this scarf perfect for him.





Well I am about to celebrate 50 years on this earth and to mark this occasion I bought a camera which I hope will allow me to take better photos of my knitting. I can't complain about being alive for 50 years and thank goodness I was blessed with good genes, no plastic surgery for me I will just age gracefully, I know that some day the wrinkles will come, but I'm in no hurry and hope they take their time. With age comes experience and also I believe more appreciation for the beauty of life.



6 comments:

Dave said...

What a cute dog!!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Jean! I will be 57 in January...so welcome to the club! I thought my 40's was a great decade. I can with all sincerety say that my 50's have been even better - the best time of my life ever! Hopefully it will be the same for you.

Love the knits photos, and especially nice to meet Wooster! Sofee sends her best. Impressive looking camera - good luck!

Aline said...

What a handsome Dog! Many thanks for sharing Wooster with us. I so love Dogs and the standard poodle is one of the noblest. Do you spin his coat? I imagine where you live, it might be too warm to allow him to grow a fleece worth spinning... Your cables are glorious. And I so agree with you about the camera. I too secretly wish I had an amazing camera for blogging. Cuts into my yarn money I'm afraid. :)

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Jean! You are now officially in the best decade - I'm 53 and loving it!! Can't wait to see pictures with your new camera - I'm still using my point and click, but someday....
Did you get the baby cable rib instructions? I sent via regular email and gmail since I've been going into spam folders :-(

smariek said...

Happy Birthday Jean! Wooster is a cutie. Can't wait to see photos from your new camera.

gilraen said...

Happy Birthday!!! Lovely puppy :)

That is a lovely gift, enjoy it and thank you, you say the loveliest things :)