Springing Forward

Spring has officially arrived. This is one of my favorite times of the year, when everything starts coming back to life. From hibernating animals to plants, the whole world seems to be waking up. That goes for RT and I as well. She’s been sleeping a lot less lately, and that means I have as […]

Old Dog, New Tricks

George is a very good dog, and a much-loved member of our family. His personality is amazing, which is what makes him such a perfect fit for our household. He’s laid-back, but goofy. He loves everyone he meets, and is absolutely exceptional with babies and small children. Despite his enormous size, he’s very gentle. However, like humans, dogs are not born perfect, and they need lots of practice to be the best that they can be.

When we adopted him, he was already house-trained, and saying his name would get his attention. He knew basic commands like “sit,” “lie down,” and “come here.” Still, he had some behavioral issues that needed to be ironed out, as is the case with all animals, but especially rescues. Training is also something that should be a life-long process. Even the best behaved canine can benefit from ongoing training because it provides them with intellectual stimulation. This is the story of how we teach George. […]

Baby’s Mosey Leg Warmers

A few years ago, I knit myself a pair of leg warmers I found a free pattern for on Ravelry. The design was called Mosey, created by Susan Power. They are so warm and cozy that I hardly leave the house without them during the cooler months. No matter where I wear them, I get compliments, and most people can’t believe they’re hand made.

Autumn is setting in quickly, so I’ve been on the hunt for warmer clothes for RT. I found some basic leg warmers on Amazon, but I wanted something a little fancier too. I checked Ravelry for baby leg warmers using fingering weight yarn (because I’m going through a phase). Nothing really called out to me. That’s when I decided to adapt the Mosey pattern. […]