Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

New doggie sweaters!

Last night Tweety jumped on the bed about a dozen times. The dogs aren't allowed to sleep on the bed (normally) but I found it odd that she kept popping back up there. At about 3am I noticed she was shaking like a leaf. Sure enough, she was freezing. Poor thing! I made both Fozzy and Tweety new sweaters a couple of months ago but hadn't added the buttons for the belly bands and hadn't thought about it but now that they need them I made sure to do that tonite. Both patterns came from the LA Booklet "Dashing Doggie Duds". My friend Shelle wrote the patterns and they were not only easy to make, but very quick.

I had a hard time getting the doggies to pose so forgive the pics.

Tweety's was made with Caron SS in pink and I did the edging with some Jo-Ann's novelty yarn I got from a swap.

Fozzy's sweater was also made from Caron SS with the edging done with some Bernat Boa yarn I had left over.

It's official! I'm hired!

After 2 weeks of pure hell, I have finally passed the initial training and got hired!!! Out of the 12 people who started in this class, there are 5 of us left! Tomorrow we go through orientation, get our pictures taken for our badges and start the initial procedures. It's like a big weight has been lifted!

In other news, I have been so busy I've barely been able to get on line for more than a few mins at a time. I have swap packages that should have been sent out last week, e-mails that need sending and the Hubby Swap which I'm moderating that I have been neglecting. This new job is completely different than anything I've ever done and I'm working longer days, however, I'll have more time off in the end. I was going to go to the post office tomorrow after work but I found out that our local post office is only open til 4 and I work 7-4:30 so unfortunately I'm going to have to wait until Friday. We all get this Friday off so it'll be a nice 3-day weekend for us! Since Thanksgiving is next week we get Thursday, Fri, Sat and Sun off! WOW WOW WOW!!! I am not used to this at all!!!

Doug and I went grocery shopping yesterday and he suggested us going out to eat on Thanksgiving instead of me having to cook a big meal for just the 2 of us. I decided since my parents will be here for Christmas and I'll be cooking a big meal then, that going out on Thanksgiving sounded great to me! Not to mention that I think it'll be cheaper for the 2 of us to eat out than it would be for me to buy a ham, stuffing, potatoes and all the trimmings so that will be nice.

It dawned on us this weekend that it's only a little over a month from now that my parents will be here! I cannot believe it's so close! I am so excited and cannot wait to see them! I can't wait to spoil my dad and give my mom a nice break. Of course we have some major cleaning to do before they get here. Bev is allergic to dogs and has a hard time with "dog smells" so I'm cleaning the bedroom she'll be in from top to bottom. We're going to put Doug's air purifier in there and will febreeze the room everyday as I'm sure there are dog odors we don't notice that she will. Fozzy and Tweety never go in the guest bedroom, but it's still in the same house.

This weekend I worked on several more hats and scarves and am trying to get a handle on Christmas gifts. I'm almost done but I have a few little things to make before my parents get here. I already made my dad a stocking but need to make Bev one as well. I also need to make a neck pillow for him and a few other things not to mention I still have to finish Doug's present. UGH! I hope I finish everything in time!

Well, I have a ton of things to do before I go to bed in 2 hours so I need to get off the computer. Just wanted to give everyone an update and hope to have some time this weekend to get back to the world of Crocheting and my on-line friends!