Both of my dogs had surgery this time. No, I’m not kidding. The big guy, Montana needed his pearly whites cleaned, and to be neutered, and my little Audrey had three more growths. We just used the family plan, and had everything taken care of at once! I think we’ll be sick and tired of eating beans by the end of the month… Money? Who needs money?
I’ve been quilting, sewing and knitting like a mad woman. I finished my friend Susan’s quilt and sent it on it’s happy way to Colorado. I finished my hexagon Flower Garden quilt. I took a year off, and didn’t think I would ever finish this. Appliqueing the same pattern over and over was BORING, but I do love the finished quilt. I was concerned about the binding as well- all of those angles, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Einstein Jacket-Done! Talk about Boring…but it’s really warm and so comfortable on a cold day.
Noro, Drop-Stitch Scarf – Done! I like this yarn much better than the yarn I knit it out of previously. I used a chunky Noro, and there’s just more to it. I also just have a love of Noro yarn… I’m sewing clothing, and I’m getting ready to make new cushions for two of the deck chairs.
Well, if I’m nursing a sick dog back to health, then I need a little project. There’s something about my being forced into the sewing room that makes me want to knit lace. Oh yeah, and the fact that both of my sweater projects are at my friend Susan’s sisters house where I left them by accident. Susan is off on a trip, and will bring my knitting to me when she gets home. Until then, it’s lace knitting for me.
I’m working on les Abeilles by Anne Hanson of Knitspot http://knitspot.com/. She is a fabulous knitter of lace, and grower of vegetables. I wish I had a teeney tiney bit of her talent. Maybe if I keep practicing, and heaven knows at the rate my dogs are having major surgery, I may become an expert after all. Oh yeah. See that pink yarn? That is a lifeline for my non-knitting friends. At the rate I’m ripping out back to that lifeline, I may wear my yarn out. This afternoon I think I ripped the same four rows out five times. I don’t think it helped that I checked Miss Audrey, and her new lump is a little bit bigger.
I’m not sure how much more I can take…
I really need to keep my mind occupied today, so I started a new little knitting project. It’s the Campanula Scarf by Ann Hanson. She is probably my favorite knitting designer. Especially of lace. Most of her projects are a bit above my ability, but I get a lot of practice. I start something, rip it out, start again etc., etc., etc.
I figure that counting wool stitches is a productive way to keep from pacing…Don’t you just hate worrying, when there is absolutely nothing you can do to change the outcome? I do, and I’m world class at it.
My youngest dog is in surgery, to have two tumors removed. I’m being productive, but if the Vet. doesn’t call soon, I’m going to scream.
*so, I ripped it out three times, and I’m starting for the fourth time this morning. My little dog had to spend the night at the vet., and I’m waiting to hear how she is.*