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The Rumors are True October 11, 2012

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There has been whispers on WordPress about the photos on my blog.
Yes, the rumors are all true!  My crazy and fluffy little dog, Teddie, takes all the creative photos on my blog!!!  *Hangs head in shame*

Teddie is such an amazing photographer and I didn’t want to share this secret with anyone but I couldn’t hide it anymore.

He has artistic eyes (when his fur are not covering his eyes) but is often distracted by smells (especially the smells near fire hydrants and at the base of tall trees)

In these photos, Teddie is sporting the latest camera gears: KnitKon D800 (Yellow/Orange), KnitKon D900S (Greay/Black), and Knitnon SLR 43X (Blue/Green). These are highly expensive cameras that even I’m not allowed to touch them!

PatternGodfrey Gadabout’s Camera (Jean Greenhowe)

Dog Breed: Toy/Mini Poodle
Age/Weight: 3 years old/ 11 lbs
Teddie’s Daddy: Cafe
Teddie’s Mommy: Mocha



A cute photo of Pilar sporting one of Teddie’s camera



Itchy’s Game October 5, 2012

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Alligator Itchy is his name
He wants to share with you his little game

To play, Itchy will first hide in a pile of leaves
He’ll pretend to get lost and make you believe

Then when you are not aware
He’ll pop out and give you quite a scare

Depending if he’s hungry or full
He might just nudge you or turn you into wool

He is now ready to play with his owner, Peach 
Does he fail or does he succeed?



Pattern: KnitWit by Katie Boyette 

*I noticed some errors in the pattern when the stitches didn’t quite add up. The changes I made to the pattern are shown below in bold.



Top of Head
Row 26: P9, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p9 (22 sts)
Row 27: K8, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8 (20 sts)
Row 28: P7, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p7 (18 sts)
Row 29: K6, k2tog, k2, ssk, k6 (16 sts)

With wrong sides held together, join jaws and begin body:

Round 10: K2, k2tog, k8, ssk, k4, k2tog, k6, ssk, k2 (26 sts)




Paddy Counts Sheep At Night September 26, 2012

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I was lucky enough to get a deal for the iPad off my friend
This new device takes away 1 hour of my sleep each night
While I sleep under the covers, I thought about my iPad getting cold
So I knitted Paddy a case, which took away 2 days of my life
Now Paddy can count the sheep while it sleeps :)


Pattern based on: Shaun the Sheep


P.S. Let’s all blame Paddy for my lack of blogging action for almost 3 weeks!!!!! Peach’s secret will have to wait another week :( I am terribly sorry!!  *Uses Paddy to shield away all the flying tomatoes*  I miss everyone and I have sooo much to catch up on :( I miss stalking everyone’s blog and creeping on your lives :( :( :(  Thank you for all your previous comments, I will reply to them as soon as possible!!! :)


Peach has a Secret September 6, 2012

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Peach loves to play at the park
But most of the time, she gets herself stuck
She loves animals and owns many unique and questionable pets
Butterflies, snakes, bugs, and even ducks

Peach has one pet that she particularly loves
It’s limey green with a  yellow spiky spine
This pet is very different from all the other animals
You do not want to hang around it when he needs to dine

Peaches Secret – Can you guess what it is?

Pattern: Jean Greenhowe’s Little Gift Dolls

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Evelyn August 25, 2012

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During this summer, I have been teaching my coworker’s daugher, Evelyn, how to knit. We meet once a week and early this week, she completed her first ever knitted toy! Below is an image of Quacky (which she named herself).

(Quacky didn’t quite get the memo that it’s summertime)

I am so proud of her and her accomplishments especially because she has never learned how to knit before. She is so dedicated, patient, and hardworking. I am just so grateful to have such a wonderful student. Evelyn is also my one and only student but she is the best!


Pattern: Jean Greenhowe’s “The Duck Family”


My approach to teaching Evelyn how to knit?

1. Long-tail cast on
2. The knit stitch
3. The purl stitch
4. Increasing  (kfb and pfb)
5. Decreasing (k2tog and p2tog)
6. Cast off (k wise)
7. Reading patterns (understanding the vocab, g-st, st-st, yarn (yo), b + t)
8. Circular knitting

Have any of you folks taught anyone how to knit before? I would love any advice or suggestions! :) 

Below are photos by Stringrain (Evelyn’s mommy) – She is also a fabulous photographer!


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