Saturday, August 28, 2010

Louie on the catwalk


This is our new dog, Louie. He is a Cavipoo. A real sweet puppy with the kids and shares the same birthday as my daughter. That was our sign that it was meant to be. A different kind of dog to get used to since Golden Retrievers have always been our dog of choice. Unfortunately Lucy didn't work out for us. She was re-homed with a family that had older children. As hard as it was to see her go it was the right decision for all of us. She has been with this new family since January. By May we were getting the itch for another pet and found Louie.

My daughter knit Louie a sweater. It turned out a bit on the smaller side. Fit him like a corset or maybe a Slendertone. We had some good laughs with it on him. Here he is strutting his stuff. I think he was enjoying his showstopping experience or rather was running to me to get it off of him.

Louies new coat

As I was saying in the post prior to this I have been cross stitching quite a bit. I'm even working on a few of my own patterns. But I still managed to pick up my knitting needles throughout our summer. July was the month for knitting. Our family took a camping trip to the Black Hills and to make the car ride bearable I started a sweater.

Knitting to save my sanity

Really, something for me and something to wear! The Candy Stripe sweater by Spud & Chloe is going really slow but by spring I should be able to wear it :)

Candy Stripe sweater

Sweater on the needles

Tomorrow is back to working mode. We had a great summer together and I'm sad to see it end. I also have one entering kindergarten (boo hoo) but he's excited which puts me a little at ease.




Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Louie is just adorable! He looks like a big, floppy stuffed animal.
My kids are also excited for the beginning of the school year - and so am I!

Orinda5 said...

Oh my goodness - I just want to wrap my arms around your sweet dog!

I am back to work today too. Love the Librarian poem.

MEMO this year?

Denise said...

Louie is such a cutie :) Sorry it didn't work out with little B-dawg. Hope all goes well with this little guy.

Annie said...

MEMO is a possibility. Friday only though since we are going camping for the last hurrah. See you there?

Peggy said...

What a lovable little face! I can see how you couldn't resist him.

Anonymous said...

Louie is adorable!!! :)