Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy DOT!

Fuji gets excited and howls every time her Daddy gets home.....or when she wants him to play with her. Look at those sweet pucker lips! She's a Daddy's Girl!

Check out all the other cute puppies on the Dogs on Thursday bone in the sidebar!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wild Purls

Wild Purls in Billings, MT.!

Stopped at this awesome yarn store on the way home last week. I wanted to get some special yarn from MT. to make a remembrance shawl. Found this gorgeous Lorna's Lace Lion and Lamb in the colorway Wild Purls, it is especially dyed just for this store and I'm going to make the Landscape shawl out of it. Also found this beautiful skein of hand painted yarn made in Montana called Mountain Colors in the colorway Yellowstone. Going to make some hand warmers out of it. Then also bought that cute pin that has miniature knitting needles. The store was awesome and the staff super duper friendly. Next time, under better circumstances I hope to be able to spend some more time there. I'm really wanting to cast on for the shawl soon. Had to frog my cowboy hat because it was wayyyyy to big and was on the very last row! Just haven't been in the mood to knit/cro/spin....hopefully it'll come back soon.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

West Yellowstone, MT

Just a piece of glass separating you from them...so awesome!
The other two had balcony's you stood on to see them. One of them kept following James back and forth...must of known he was a Wolfe!:)


Sam posed for the picture!

James, Jimmy, and Me on the big bear couch in the gift shop!
Jimmy got a cute plush wolf, a collector coin and we got a sign that says
"Wolf Crossing."



Monday, April 27, 2009

Memorial "Pops" Tree...




As you hold me close in memory,
although we are apart,
my spirit will live on,
there within your heart ...
I am with you always.
Dewey "Pops" Wolfe
5/24/46 - 4/16/09

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Yellowstone National Park

On our way home from Montana...look at that sky, you can see why its called big sky country!

Jimmy snacking on one of the brownies from Grandma Carol's!

After the brownie!:)

Grizzly bear on the side of the road while driving through Yellowstone...think this was Yogi!:)

A bison traffic jam!
Had to wait for them to get off the road. Nope James wouldn't let me try to brush them either for their fiber! He did find some on the ground when we got out to take pics one time though! Showed it to Fuji when we got home and she tried to eat it!

Near one of the many geyser/hot springs...can you smell the sulfur?

Elk on the side of the road near Old Faithful.

Jimmy recording Old Faithful blowing!

Waterfall we saw on the drive through. Such a beautiful area...heaven on earth! Took so many pics was hard to decide what ones to put on....more to come!:)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pops...

Dwane Eugene “Dewey” Wolfe, age 62, of Miles City passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Holy Rosary Health Center.
Dwane was born on May 24, 1946 in Van Nays, California, the son of Kenneth and Nena (Frantz) Wolfe. He attended Bertrad Street Elementary and Sequoia Jr. High schools and graduated from Reseda High School in Reseda, California. Following his schooling, in January of 1966, he joined the United States Army where he served in Germany and upon his honorable discharge, he returned to California. Dwane married Carolyn M. (Carol) Prothro on September 18, 1965 in Woodland Hills, CA. He continued to work for Water and Power as a cable splicer in Los Angeles for 33 years until retiring. He and Carol traveled for a time before moving to Miles City to make their home. Dwane came out of retirement and went to work for Miles City Water Treatment where he has worked for the past six years until his untimely death.
Dwane loved music, traveling, playing Upwords with Carol, spending time with his grandchildren, his job and doing projects around the house. As a young boy, he loved model airplanes, cars, ham radio, and he was recently talking about getting back into flying model airplanes. His number one love was Carol.
Dwane is survived by his wife, Carol Wolfe of Miles City, MT; his parents, Kenneth and Nena Wolfe of Canoga Park, CA; his mother-in-law, Carol Miller of Bakersfield, CA; two sons: Michael (Kirsten) Wolfe of Santa Fe, NM; and James (Dawn) Wolfe of Lancaster, CA; a daughter, Carolyn Green of Seattle, WA; two brothers: Jerry (Barbara) Wolfe of Colorado Springs, CO; and Jim (Jody) Wolfe of Oak Glen, CA; a sister, Sandy (Dan) Callewaert of Saugus, CA; five grandchildren: Mary Notz, Genna Green, Juliette Green, Lila Wolfe and Jimmy Wolfe; a brother-in-law, Joe (Tania) Prothro of Bakersfield, CA; two sisters-in-law: Donna (Bill) Gage of Colorado Springs, CO; and Cindy Prothro of Lancaster, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joe Prothro and a step father-in-law, Gene Miller.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Eastern Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery in Miles City with full military honors provided by VFW Post 1579.

Just got home late last night. I want to thank all of our family and friends for your love, support, thoughts, cards, emails and prayers. We have felt your support and love through this time and want to let you know how much it means to us.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Snoozin' away!

"I'm trying to sleep here!"
"Wake me when its the weekend!"
Photos by Jimmy Wolfe, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Works in Progress....

On the hook I'm working on a cowgirl hat out of the Happy Hooker book. Also have the mystery shawl crochet along on a hook but haven't worked on it at all.
On the needles I have a monkey sock out of the beach ball colorway from a Woolgirl club shipment. I keep this in my purse so it doesn't get much done on it.

My first Iris of the year!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Just Because....

I've got the best hubby in the world!:)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Playing with Fiber!

This is Princess Penelope...she's such a love. Got lots of alpaca kisses from her...she loves to have the backs of her ears rubbed. Such a sweet girl! When they go down like this it is called "cush." She stayed like this for a long time and let me love on her!

From the left is Primos Etta, Princess Penelope, Millie Truffle Star, and Snowmass Sallie.

This handsome boy is Stormdancer.
He likes to lay in the sun on his back, which is not a common thing for alpacas.
He is also the cry baby on shearing day too....they said he cries like a girl and makes a big racket!


This strapping fellow is Ceaser.



These are the youngins'.....Beatrice, Billy the Kid, and Delila!
Pictures all done by Jimmy Wolfe.
First visited these guys on April 8 and again yesterday. They are so sweet! The owners have answered so many of our questions and are just fabulous. It's amazing the stuff we have learned about them. How they give birth in the mornings between 9-11 so the baby which is called a cria will be able to run from predators by evening. The females have a gestation of 11.5 months. They can live from 15-20 years of age. So fun to learn new things!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter!



All I need to know
I learned from the Easter Bunny!
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.
May the joy of the season fill your heart.
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

15 YEARS!!!!!

I Cross My Heart...
Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start.
I see it in your eyes, you can feel it from my heart.
From here on after let's stay the way we are right now,
And share all the love and laughter That a lifetime will allow.
I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true.
In all the world you'll never find
a love as true as mine.
You will always be the miracle
that makes my life complete,
And as long as there's a breath in me,
I'll make yours just as sweet.
As we look into the future,
it's as far as we can see,
So let's make each tomorrow
be the best that it can be.
I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I've got to give to
make all your dreams come true.
In all the world you'll never find
a love as true as mine.
And if along the way
we find a day it starts to storm,
You've got the promise of my love to keep you warm.
In all the world you'll never find
a love as true as mine,
A love as true as mine.
Lyrics by George Strait.
Happy Anniversary Honey!
Always & Forever!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On & Off the Bobbins....

Monday and today I'm working on this BFL (blue face leicester) that Freckle Face Fibers (Nicole) gave me. This one I'm paying more attention to my ratio (1:19); my wpi (wraps per inch): 15; and need a magnifying glass to figure out my tpi (twists per inch)! I'm so loving this spinning!:)

This is my first time using the Navajo plying method...turned out kind of cool. This was really weird to try....your feet are treadling, your looping the yarn from a slip knot over each other (sort of like crocheting a chain) and making sure the twist isn't tangling and pulling onto the bobbin correctly. Lots going on with this kind of ply. It's a lot of fun trying new things!
Still working on the Monkey socks (they're my purse knitting), the mystery shawl is still on the hook (been so busy spinning haven't worked on it) and just finished a chemo hat. Have a great hump day Wednesday!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Spinnin'

Started spinning some bamboo/wooly stuff this morning that Nicole gave me to try. Then I dug out my Flawfulfiber roving in the colorway Fresh Escape to try and did a spool full! Hand started hurting from the pinching of the fibers so have to take a break for awhile. Gonna go celebrate my Grandma's birthday this afternoon too! Haven't touched a knitting needle in a couple of days....have crocheted a little because I need to get a chemo hat to Teresita. Been having fun spinning or reading about spinning! Hope you are all having a great weekend!


Friday, April 3, 2009

FO Friday!

Finished my Reversible-Cabled Brioche Scarf....love working with Malabrigo...it's so squishy and yummy and just a joy to work with! Awesome pattern too! This will go great with my orange crocs! The colorway is called Tiger Lily...so pretty and bright!

I've spun two spools of this merino roving and getting ready to ply them together. Merino is a dream to work with...so soft and scrumptious! Love the colors too. I got this from a friend of mine who dyes rovings and this was part of her boo boo stuff...you can imagine how awesome her good stuff is if this is her bad! She has an etsy store too if you want to get some of her fabulous rovings....FreckleFaceFibers! She also has a group on Ravelry! I joined a group on Ravelry that challenges you either to dye or spin...make yarn everyday for the month of April...so awesome seeing what others are doing. I can't get enough fiber!:) There's some great fiber sites at Alpaca Farm Girls site too!

Today is my maternal grandmothers birthday...Happy 78th Birthday! Going to celebrate it this weekend together!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Cosmo!

Cosmo and Fuji discussing what to do for Cosmo's 4th birthday...
"Do you want a mousie? a ball? play chase? some cheese? hmmm"
Happy 4th Birthday Cosmo!

Pics done by Jimmy Wolfe, 2009.