Pooches Gracias, Nichole!

We are very happy here at Los Casa de Critters because we hit the lottery in the Dogs on Thursday Summer Swap. Que? you may ask. Because we were lucky enough to be spoiled by Nichole and her posse over at Lapdog Creations!

See for yourself....

Chloe and Abbie knew there were goodies in the box before I even opened it.

Chloe snagged the treats.

Abbie goes berserk for the bunny.

Aunt Nichole knows what doggies like: their favorite treats and toys, and see those little round things that look like waffles? They're little rawhides filled with maple syrup! They smell heavenly and at first I thought maybe they were for me (I loooooove maple syrup!). Sadly, not unless I take up rawhide chewing.

But don't feel sorry for me. Look what she sent me: the Yarn Harlot's newest book (which was on my to-buy list!), Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul (in the puppy-sized version), an adorable photo or recipe album (there was a recipe for Frosty Paws in there), some yummy and healthy lemon-flavored green tea, a book of Pampered Chef summer recipes, some luscious lavender bath bombs, bookmarks and bumper stickers.

One of my favorite quotes, soon to be attached to my ride.

And some adorable little business cards featuring her furbabies.

Nichole, you made our week better with this great and thoughtful package. We'll all definitely stay cool with these goodies! Thank you so much.

Since I have all but disappeared from blogland this summer, let me reassure you all that I have been squeezing in a bit of knitting. I made 2 chemo caps to send to Nichole for her parents' local cancer center.

The pink and purple one was knit in Cascade Fixation, making a very stretchable cap. I love the way the color patterned on this.

The multi-colored one is knit in Berrocco Comfort, a very soft nylon/acrylic blend. Somehow I made a small mistake on the decreases and now the top of the hat looks like a boob. Hope no one else notices!

I'm also participating in the Ravelympics. I am representing Team GRITS in the WIP wrestling event. So far, I've finished the 2 hats and a scarf. I have 2 hats, 1 scarf and 1 baby sweater left to go. Don't know if I'll make it, but I'll have a lot fewer UFO's lounging around and taking up valuable space that could be filled up with yarn!

This scarf is so squishy and soft, I wish I could sleep in it! It's a bulky weight alpaca in a beautiful plum color. The pattern is the Yarn Harlot's One-Row scarf. It's a Christmas gift, so that's an added bonus!

So now I must get back to watching the Olympics and knitting up a storm. I hope to be able to post again soon, since there's lots more knitting news and more.


Dianne said...

"...the top of the hat looks like a boob" almost made me snort tea through my nose I laughed so hard! I love that wild-eyed picture of Abbie!

Nichole said...

So glad the pups are enjoying the box! Aren't those Roffles heavenly smelling? Our kids LOVE them and I love the smell!

LOL about the boob hat - too cute! Thank you so much for sending the caps for the drive!!!

Sonya said...

I love that alpaca yarn. The one row scarf is a great pattern.
What great treats you and the doggies received!