Saturday, June 17, 2006

New family member, knitting, and the letter K

I'd like to introduce everyone to the newest family member, Crush:

I think Crush was a dog in a former life. He sits on that rock all the time, and the way he lays there reminds me of a dog. He's cute. :)

Knitting. I had a bit of startitis on Wednesday morning. So I grabbed some Knit Picks Palette, and started the Knit Picks Northern Lights Mittens. I finished the first one today during a lovely few hours at the playground with the little guy. Click to see the palmside:


A close up of the star:


Now, for the letter K. I couldn't figure out something with K. It would have been cute to show you a picture of me as a kid, wearing K overalls, but that would have meant digging thru pictures, and I'm lazy. And then it hit me this morning. King. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors. I have read almost everything by him, except the Dark Tower series, which I just can't seem to get thru. So, I go to take a pic of the bookshelf, and sitting next to King is Koontz! Another favorite author, and another K! It's only a small selection of the books, but a K nonetheless.


And just because, K is also for me. :)

10 comments:

Bezzie said...

Crush is too cute! Ha ha!

Love the mittens!! And the K's! Hooray for self-portait K's! ;-)

Gina said...

Good going on the K = Karen Self Portrait. The mittens are sublime.

Susann said...

I love the mittens! What a good idea to knit them in summer.

Ali said...

Who's got the sexiest lips on the East Coast? "K", that's who :)

I really like your new turtle. Here in the South they are everywhere. Last week alone I saved two from the highway. My Dad saved one. I carry a turtle-saving "kit" in the trunk of my car.

Joanna said...

Awwww Crush is so adorable!! And that mitten is gorgeous, I admire your ability to work with wool in this heat. ;)

Laura said...

where's your blond streak? ;)

I love the mittens. I wish I had that kind of time...

lkmanitou said...

If you've read most of King's books, try the Dark Tower series. Seriously! He works in huge and subtle references to his other works in the Dark Tower series. It kept me engrossed over 12 years :)

Terby said...

I really like the mittens. Two color work looks like fun.

Nancy said...

Hmmm,,,, The letter "K",,,, That should have been an easy one for you! Shame on you! Knitting!

Crush is cute! My son found a box turtle in our front yard,, I convinced him to let it go in the backyard. I'll send you a pic!

turtlegirl76 said...

You got a turtle! Oh how cute! How come everyone BUT me has a turtle for a pet? I don't get it. Sheesh. I should change my name to "turtlessgirl" instead.

And I used "C is for Cristi" so why not? Stephen King doesn't need the plug. But it's nice to spotlight yourself once in a while, isn't it?