Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Dog That Smiled

This is hard. I was going to post today, but it turns out that things took a turn for the worst, for my beloved Labrador, Casey.

What we believed to be arthritis, turned out to be metastatic cancer, and the poor girl couldn't come up the stairs anymore. She was a millenium dog, born in 2000, and to lose her is heartbreaking.

Here's a last pic- you can see her smiling. Goodbye my dear friend.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Tide Is Turning

I didn't go to the Knitter's Frolic this year. I haven't been to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair in probably 3 years. The tides are turning.

I no longer feel the need to accumulate yarn and things. I have reached a point where it becomes a burden, so I have spent the last few months making round-table, executive decisions.

This last sweater is whooping my keester. I don't ever remember it taking so long for me to finish anything, and I've not yet finished the first sleeve. As I was musing on Ravelry this morning, I sometimes entertain horrible thoughts of sweaters that will be forever sleeveless, stuck in Knitter's limbo, because we couldn't bring ourselves to finish that last sleeve. What happens to them? Where do they go? Are they lost souls?

As usual, when working on a major project, my thoughts are wandering to other possibilities. I really want to make my daughter a quilt, and the theme will be cupcakes. She is fast-tracking her studies, and will be attending classes all summer, and will be finished sooner. My baby is growing up, but this is a weird way of letting her know I love her, and collecting different fabrics is really fun.
I hope to take a few car trips this summer, and if there is a quilt shop around, I will pick up some more colours.

I am also dreaming of a Pine Tree shawl I have had the pattern for- and didn't have quite the exact color I envisioned, so I dyed some laceweight this morning-

It looks like squid ink pasta, but it's a deep, tealy green.

After I clear this up, I am making some oatmeal blueberry squares. I can get so much done around here when there are no distractions....

..except this major one under my desk. Have a great week.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Not much here....

Not much happening lately around here. Today my son starts his co-op job at Canadian Tire- and had to wear "business casual"- which is about as far away from his normal attire, of Corpse Crunchers black t-shirts, and army issue pants as you can get.

Knitting has been kinda meh lately, but I did manage to finish the neckline of the Fair Isle. I'm giving myself 2 more weeks, and hopefully this one will be done.

I did see Mr. Rabbit in the backyard this morning, so I will take that as a good sign. Bunnies are good luck, aren't they?

Later...I am extremely sad to learn that actress Lynn Redgrave has died at the age of 67. I loved her so much, she was very open about all of her troubles, and this is a sad day for the theater.

We need more rabbits!