10.25.2009

been outside playing

The last few weekends I've been outside a lot playing with the dogs and friends. Tracking, actually ~ one of my very favourite past times. These 2 dogs are Tracking Champions, only 11 to date in all of Canada. They are Questa ~ German Shepherd and my boy Chase ~ Standard Poodle.


Yesterday we also were playing with three of these absolutely adorable 9 week old puppies. How cute is that face? They're field trial bred labs for working homes from Pat and Chris's B-Line labs.

Star and Pat are prepping for their next tracking test so we'll be out plenty tracking. With having been down sick for so long I really missed getting out to track. So did Chase.


This time of year the colours are amazing, but it's going away fast. The trees have started to drop their leaves pronto and will be bare soon. I have to keep reminding myself that a week from today it will be November. Yikes.


Last night I was swatching. The colour of this Valley Yarns Williamstown is glorious. Usually I dig out autumnal colours in October, traditionally I knit with reds... but when I went stash diving last night this is the yarn that I kept picking up and petting. Not sure what it'll be yet, I'm having trouble settling on my next project. I want to start lots of them... "Cold Sheeping" has given me a serious case of startitis. This one is washed, dry and ready to see it if hits gauge on my 5.5 needles. I like the fabric is produced on 5.5 the best. The colour isn't at all like it photographed, it's a lot more vibrant and apple green.

Hope everyone is happy, well and enjoying their weekend!
Best,
Renee

17 comments:

barefootrooster said...

i'm a sucker for sweet dog faces, and that swatch looks lovely. happy weekend.

CelticCastOn said...

ohhh I want to hug them all :) soo cute!
The leaves here only lasted a week this year, craziness.

raining sheep said...

I was just in Toronto last week and the weather was really nice. It is fall there....here we have snow! I love, love, labrador pups. So cute. We had a black lab growing up.

Chris said...

Those dogs are so sweet! I'm trying to figure out what dog we should get who would do well with our 2 kids (we had a wonderful blond Lab for many years). Lovely yarn/swatch.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Adorable dogs.

t does wool said...

sweet pooches...
love the knit,Renee.
have a great Monday.

Jane said...

What a cute puppy! The colors changed way too fast here. But they were the prettiest they have been in a long time!

Yarnhog said...

What beautiful dogs!

Sheila said...

You have a little of all things good in this post..dogs, autumn trees and knitting. What are you going to knit with that gorgeous green?

Journeying Five said...

your chase is so cute and so black, you can hardly make out his face. i would love to watch you track as it would be very interesting.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Wow - that's a really impressive distinction that Chase has! Such a diverse group of winner. Strange - always thought this talent was breed specific.

Love to see your gorgeous Fall foliage. Enjoy while it lasts. Hugs, C.

sheepish one said...

lovely swatch... that green is so rich.
enjoy the time outside with the dogs; i'm so glad you're up and at 'em again.

Ally Johnston said...

Such good dogs, all posing nicely for the camera. It's great that your dog gets to have lots of fun with you.

amandajean said...

Your fall colors are gorgeous! Most of our leaves are off the trees already. It's been so rainy and dreary that it hasn't felt like a real fall. Enjoy your knitting!

BrownBerry said...

Oh the colors!! Very fall, and so soothing - that yarn is gorgeous too.

Philigry said...

beautiful pictures! the dogs are so sweet.

Alison said...

What fun! Love that poodle!
And that green is making me want some...

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