Saturday, December 30, 2006


I hope everyone is enjoyong their holidays. G and I are sick :o( But I guess that is to be expected when you are around so many people in such a condensed period of time.
Mother Nature has shown that she has not forgotten us, so it is finally snowing. December 30th...hell of a lot better than some years. I remember being a kid and having snow at Hallowe'en. So we really cannot complain.
Things have been nice and slow the last few days because we are all under the weather. There has been much cuddling,

and knitting,

and ripping*,

and general enjoyment.
G went out and purchased this game after having played it with his nephew the other day. G is a guitarist and he gives this game a couple of thumbs up. It is actually pretty neat. So I have had quite a bit of knitting time while he fools around with his Christmas Bonus purchase and watches the hockey games.
Well I'm going to go make myself another pot of tea, sit on the couch with my Snug-Pug and start this sweater a larger size. Man I wish I could do this everyday, minus the sickies.
*However, I do get to start over because of the glaringly obvious mistake on the cable. But, hey, it is my first cable...This has given me a chance to check the size and guess what? Too small. I did go down a size because of the amount of time I have been spending at the gym, but this is still a wee bit too small. So the whole thing is visiting the frog pond right now. I really do not mind though, it is such a quick knit. The pattern is from a Lion Brand booklet and I am using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Colour #135 - Spice.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


48 Things You Could Care Less About
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? I cry alot, so....I'm sure it was recently.
4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No. Never have, probably never will.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? I'd like to think I'd try it.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I don't eat cereal.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes, except my 8 hole Docs.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically I'm working on it.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Mint Chocolate Chip or Chocolate Cherry.
14. SHOE SIZE? 9-10.
5. RED OR PINK? Red.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Where do I start? Lack of confidence.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My Grandmama (Mom's Mom) and my Grandpa (Dad's Dad).
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Navy knitted sweater that was my Mom's, red Tee, Navy Comfy pants and socks, with a Pug on my lap. She is napping, keeping me toasty.
20. LAST THING YOU ATE? 2 cookies..shhhh.
23. FAVORITE SMELL? Oranges.
26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from? Yep.
28. FAVORITE SPORT? Horseback riding. It's been awhile.
29. EYE COLOR? Dark Brown with black flecks. They look black sometimes.
30. HAT SIZE? Medium.
32. FAVORITE FOOD? Cheese, Fruit.
37. FAVORITE DESSERT? Ice Cream. Tiramisu.
41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?Nothing, it is black.
42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? Nothing. I don't watch much TV. Bugs G since we have a 52".
43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Puggy plays and sleeps.
46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? My inability to make a decision...
48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Copied and pasted various blogs.

Fixed It

Time for a nap....

Working on it

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

I'm still trying to figure out the damn font colours....

Friday, December 22, 2006


Yeppers, thanks to Lissa I do not have to go hunting for the label. As soon as I read her comment I had a duh! moment. I do remember it being called Viva. Thank you Lissa :o)
I did finish the sleeves last night but I have no visual evidence (yet). We will be wrapping pressies here at the Pug Hut tonight and then heading out to my folks place tomorrow for the weekend. But we will be back on THE DAY to spend time with G's family, so I will be updating later in the week.
BTW, I have no idea why you cannot read my blog without "highlighting" it. Does anyone else have this problem? *sigh*
I hope everyone enjoys their holidays and has lots of time with their loved ones, loved wools and their beverage of choice.
Merry Christmas and be sure to cuddle with your furry friend(s).

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Long time no blog, eh?

Well lots has been happening here at the Pug Hut. I've invested in a personal trainer which is the number one reason why I have not been blooging time, at gym. It's a commitment no doubt about it. I'm liking it though. I notice differences everyday in the way my body moves, but so far I have yet to see a difference, on the scale or in the clothes. I'm not upset though, I feel so much better and I still beleive that once the weight starts coming off, it'll just go. It just needs to get past that wall first, then look out.
I did take a break from knitting for awhile (I know, I know), but I find breaks are good. I am someone who can go full throttle on something and then burn out just as quickly. So I have started up again and I have a FO.

Yes, another sweater for Zoe. Actually the wee army camo sweater from last season does not fit her anymore, so I needed to whip up another. This is a prototype. It is a little snug in the chest and long in the back, and I haven't finished the sleeves, but I took notes and I feel that I can really improve upon this one. BTW, for any that may be curious it is knit in Red Heart uhhh... not sure, I'll get back to you about the colour, I can't even find it online. Anyhow, it was knit on US 8s.
Here is a parting shot of someone who is really not happy with her Mommy this morning.

Friday, October 27, 2006


I just wanted to say Happy 8th Anniversary to my original little puppy....

Saturday, October 07, 2006


I've got a cold...just in time for the long weekend (Canadian Thanksgiving). To top it all off, I still have not got my folks an Anniversary gift. Ahhh well, I'll figure it out. Tomorrow I need to bake a Pumpkin Cheesecake and a Maple Pecan Pie. I just hope I can taste 'em.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Seen this around the blogs

Bold = experiences I've had

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said 'I love you' and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run - It was not outta the park though....
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 10 provinces
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married - almost there....
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch - always
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over - want to
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - fish
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life

Monday, October 02, 2006

It's Finally Set

October 27, 2007...we are finally getting married.
This happens to be the day of our 9th year Anniversary.
Today is also my Parents' 30th Wedding Anniverary.
And Thursday, well that's my 26th birthday.
Busy week.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Summer's Gone

Well it had to happen sooner or later. (Sooner...this is Canada).
Had a very busy summer which did not include the computer or any knitting (!!) Yes, I can be fickle sometimes, and I have been known to burn out on activities, but it never lasts long. I just needed to feel a cool breeze and to pack away my sandals for another 9 months (so sad), and now I'm feeling the knit vibe again. This means that;

- I have finished one Thuja sock which was started in the spring. (Yes I have the other started, it is my at work project).

- I have decided to finally try a poncho. Now I realize that I am forever early or late when it comes to trends, but I am content with this part of my personality. What happened was one of my co-workers (who sews, a lot, and she's good) brought a poncho in one day this week. She is keeping it at work for those inevitable cold/bad/gloomy/crappy days. And she sort of had that kind of day on Thurs. So she put on her poncho and curled up at her desk. Damn did she look she was wrapped in a work. Hence, I must follow suit. A Very Harlot Poncho may just be the ticket.

- I'm going to have to clean out "the room" to get at the of these days.

- I'm going to cut back on my reading. (Everyone has some cycles. I happen to follow the seasons. Summer = Reading; Spring/Autumn/Winter = Knitting.

-More knitting should mean more blogging. Here's hoping the plan works.

Monday, June 12, 2006

You Are A: Bear Cub!

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You were almost a: Duck or a Duckling
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Friday, June 09, 2006

Wow (Image heavy)

How time flies. And how Blogger craps out!
This will not be an excuse filled post (really, does anyone even read this?). I have been busy, and Blooger has sucked ass, but all's well now.
We did attend the Ottawa Pugnic a few weekends ago...

Here we are sitting pretty for treats (she is in the purple harness).

Here she is with her Daddy.

This little girl is Roxie. What a cutie. I would have brought her home!
It was a fun time. I really am anticipating that G and I will expand our family and get Zoe a little sister in a few years. How could you not with a face like this?

She is on my lap at the computer looking up at me. (Yes the "girls" are frequently used as pillows in ths house, she gets that from her Daddy too!).
I tried to start my PS socks, but...

Someone beat me to it and now I'm still trying to untangle the mess.
I also have a new purchase which has been taking some time away from knitting, but I'll save that for another post.

Friday, May 26, 2006


I think I have hit a knitting funk. Nothing project seems right for my state of being right now. I have startitis like crazy, then I get bitchy and rip everything. In the past 2 week I have started/work on and abandoned:
-Simple socks in Renegade camouflage
-Cowl from Stitch n' Bitch in Carnival
-Beginners Triangle from A Gathering of Lace in Sultana (several times)
-Diamond Shawl from Lion Brands website in Lavender
-Upbeat Top from Creative Knitting, May 2005 in Black/Red

The only thing really surviving right now is my "At Work" project which is Thuja. I am almost at the toe for the first sock.

Part of my problem is my size/weight. I'm not happy with where I am physically. And I am working on getting into shape. So I have a hard time committing to a large, involved project like a sweater. What size do I knit? I like to think that I am a process knitter, but I still have a hard time putting in all that work and not being able to wear it. G suggests I knit a smaller size as an incentive. This does not bother me so much in theory, but I have no way of knowing where I'll end up and what my measurements will be.
I think I've decided that I'll just knit what will make me happy right now and use it as practice. I have never actually completed a sweater, so before I get too bent-out-of-shape, I'll just knit what I like today and enjoy the process.

I hate it when I think too much.

Monday, May 22, 2006

May 2-4

Here in Canada we are celebrating the May 2-4 weekend. Which means no work today. Well no job today, but there has been work...

G painting over our hidious Pepto-Pink walls. Now called Chili Pepper. (Disclaimer - I cannot paint. Really, I have tried and tried, but it always ends up with my Dad saying "Keri do not be afraid to put some fucking paint on your brush". Then it gets messy, there is a big sigh and then, "Here, gimme that brush." In my defence, Dad introduced me to the Bill Cosby school of thought; "If I screw up big enough, I won't be asked to do it again". And really, with both Dad and G being Aries, little Libra me just needs to actually make a decision and they are happy.

Camo PS sock (sorry for the crappy shot), it's further along now.
Well, some of us were working!

Mom...the flash woke me up! Don't you have a house to clean?
She did help me post this entry.

You move too much when you type!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Down to the Wire

No, not me, the Sens. Potential knock out this evening, so I'll be glued to the TV. Knitting on what I'm not sure. I did finish these

and I have not yet started another pair, though I do have the colour picked out. The same that I used to make Zoe's first sweater

Same yarn that I used for my first pair of socks, but this time in the "Renegade" colourway. An army green camo which falls nicely into PS group for May.
I would also like to try the Beginner's Triangle from "A Gathering of Lace". Actually I have tried, several times. And each time I get 20-40 rows in and then something goes wrong and I let 'er rip. I've seriously tried 4-5 times. Can't seem to get passed this spot. I will try again, but not while I'm watcjing TV. So socks it is...
In other news, Zoe seems to think she is a Mountain Goat

Any idea how hard it is to take a picture over your shoulder with an 18lb pug on your back? This seems to be a new favourite position while I'm on the computer. It's hilarious, but probably not best for my back...
So here's hoping the Sens stay alive tonight and maybe I'll get started on those socks.
And something I saw over at Wombatty...
take the psi-q psychic test yourself

Monday, May 01, 2006

May Day

I managed to finish one of the Viva socks this weekend.

And I started its mate.

My green sock bag/purse.
The Supervisor...

More green pics later on...Happy May Day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Orange & Yellow

I did complete my first pair of socks...

Completed Socks On feet

Orange Nail Polish (one of many shades) Orange bag and belt

Orange Wallet , Tape Measure Orange Needle Vase, (M&M's)

Orange Mugs (Dodge Hemi & Zoe-black) Zoe and some toys

And for the record, I have started another pair. Same needles, same wool, different colour. This is called "Viva Print".

What can I say...I love orange. The Girls at work are forever pointing out orange garments etc. Do Doc Martens come in Orange? Our friend M has an Orange Jeep (bastard, I so want it). I'm surprised that I do not have more yellow...I do like the colour. Obviously PS does not extend to my wardrobe, I'd have to take too many pics.
*The guest room is a vibrate yellow (which I love), but it is a bitch to photograph really well. So let's just say it is vibrate, sunshine, bright, etc...

Saturday, April 22, 2006

It's Been Awhile

Yes it has. Things have been busy here at the PugHut. Monday nights we have obidence classes where G and Zoe learn to behave like a good handler/puggie. Easter weekend was busy (G's birthday) as was the weekend before (my Dad's birthday). So needless to say I'm a bit behind the times. You should see my bloglines list...that'll be a lot of reading. I also noticed that our camera is damaged :o( So...I realize I owe pics for PS April, and I fully intend on delievering them...soon. And I finished the second sock, so I have my first ever completed pair of socks to photograph. And Zoe of course, there will hopefully be a Puggie pic or two in there as well. So I am off to ghetto-ize the camera and see if I can get it working. Here's hoping because I really don't want to dish out that kind of $$ right now.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Calling all Canadians

After reading one of my favourite blogs (A Day in the Life of Our Pugs), I came across their post regarding this cause. Coming from the background that I do (horses, dogs, Cops in the family) I feel this is something that needs to be addressed.

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Again, can I just say that this is the coolest effing thing. I'm still amazed that a) It worked and b) I was able to do it rather painlessly. The stitching on the toe could use some practice as could the heel and toe shaping but hey...IT'S MY FIRST SOCK!! And I did all by myself. Sorry 'bout that. But this project signals so mant firsts for me. First shaped project. First project on dpns. First sock. I do not have an abundance of confidence in anything that I do (which annoys everyone, including myself sometimes). So to say that this is a bit of and achievement would be appropriate. And it has some orange (which is my favourite colour). And, hot damn, it fits well, but I did mess up a bit in the ribbing.

And yes, I did cast on for the second one.
Mmmm...smells like a knitted toy...You need some sun Mom, time for a walk.