Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Will Knit For Pugs

Heylo...I am stealing a few moments to write and share photos this evening.

WOW, it's been a crazy 5 months here.
Celebrating 15 years of marriage, remodeling, organizing after 10 years being in our house...summer, kid's, kids, kids.......

This summer had some family fun, sleep overs, and one great trip to Oregon to see our amazing cousins. Our 11 year old also went on his first camp for 5 days. That was a growing time for me as a mommy for sure. He had the time of his life!

Now, fall is here...sigh. My favorite season of all...a time to retreat.

In puppy related news...
Earlier this summer I was looking for a pug breeder who had the brindle colored pugs. Fortunately, I found my puppy sooner rather than later. All the sudden I needed a good handful of money to get her home. All of the sudden doesn't work too well with a one income family.
I did a lot of ebaying/Craigslisting/Facebooking to procure the funds.
I knew I wouldn't be able to sell crafts for her total purchase price.
I thought it would be cool though to sell one item to go towards her purchase.

I finished a pug amigurumi that had been in my basket for some time. I wasn't totally into the bright colors but I thought I would push my palette a little and add some bright colors in with my usual love and staple, gray.

Phoebe Pug Amigurumi was finished promptly and listed. She sold just 8 days after I listed her in my etsy shop. I was so happy.

All my amigurumi have heart...

A month after contacting the pug breeder I was able to take Phoebe home. We love our little gal and Li-jo is a serious pug fanatic.

Phoebe is quite attached to me...she fell asleep on my feet while I was cooking soup one day.
Doesn't her natural dog slop and cottage cheese look delicious, ew! She is well fed for sure.

There is a photo in The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmerman of Elizabeth by a car that she bought completely with money from knitting. That was so inspiring to me. One of my main goals is to pay for the rest of my arm tattoo with knitting money. I am already paying for half a yarn crawl called Yarn Train that I CANNNNNOT wait for in January. January will be here before we know it...12+ hrs of Portland Yarn and city goodness.

The tattoo will happen. Hopefully before my kids are grown.

knit shan knit!!!

Fortunately, this isn't the end...stay tuned...