If it wasn’t raining…

…I’d have lovely photographs of a finished Mr. Greenjeans to share with you all. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has decided to be uncooperative so we’ll have to wait an extra day or so for the FO post (I’m sure the astute among you already noticed that Mr. G. has been at 100% in the sidebar since Thursday. Trust me, I want pictures as badly as you guys do but we’ll all have to wait ’til RR and the weather are all on the same page since I have no set-up for mirrored self-portraits or patience for monkeying with the tripod).

In the meantime, I have a couple of things to share.

First, Jazz would like to say, “hai.”

Jazzy says "hai"

Is that not the cutest set of floppy puppy ears you’ve ever seen?

Next, I recently offered to do a favor for a fellow knitblogger. To thank me, Deb sent a thank you card and, in order to make sure the card did not get damaged, included some lovely handspun:

Deb's Handspun

and a cake of Silkie STR from the 2007 Sock Club (Walking on the Wild Tide colorway) in a lovely silk bag:

Socks That Rock - Walking on the Wild Tide

Thank you, Deb! That’s some gorgeous packing material. I hope you enjoyed your tapes! ;o)

Also, I don’t think I shared with you all the presents Dobby brought back for me from her London trip:

Gifts from Across the Pond

That’s a magnetic notepad for my grocery lists, a Mr. Darcy (COLIN FIRTH!) keychain and a Bath postcard. Not bad! ;o)

In blogosphere news, there’s a new podcast that’s been added to the knitting podcast lineup. The Manic Purl Podcast has weekly episodes that are produced by Chrissy who blogs at Chrissy’s Random Life. I have only listened to one episode so far but the one I did listen to was well put together and a good length (between 30 and 45 minutes). She does a good job with continuity and no ‘uhm’ and ‘ah’ sections that I noticed. The best part about this week’s episode? Yours truly is the featured blogger! Thank you again, Chrissy, for all your compliments (RR says I am now impossible to live with, btw) and for choosing my little spot on the web to review. I’d like to welcome any and all visitors from her podcast site – thanks for stopping by! :o)

Hey Bloglines! Vengeance…

…is hers. Jazz decided that Santa was to pay my debt for ‘The Great Canine Humiliation of 2007″

Vengeance

Oh well, at least he gave her a (small) tummyache (she’s better now – 30+ year old Play Dough is hard to digest). ;o)

This is my ECF for the week – have a great weekend, everyone!

Christmas has landed…

…at chez ‘Lu. The tree is up and the dogs have been decorated:

Xmess Tree Chez 'Lu 2007

The tree – we went with LED lights this year, I’m not sure how I feel about it yet but I do feel good about the energy savings (and finding the lights on sale half price).

As for the dogs, we tried to get a picture of them both together, you can imagine how well THAT went. Even better, I can show you:

It's like herding cats

um yeah, they don’t do close quarters well…yet. Yes, Beanie is trying desperately to get the wreath off of herself. *sigh*

We did get individual photos done (sort-of):

Beanie asks...

Beanie asks, “does this wreath make my hips look big?”

Jazz is pissed...

…and Jazz is just pissed. Something tells me she doesn’t want to be an elf.