(curse new blogger and its tendency to insert huge spaces when you add pictures!)
I know, i know, bad blogger, no posties.
i've either been too bored, or too tired, or recently, too sick. blech.
a few funny things though.
i had bought a purple cauliflower, and had decided to experiment with the left over cooking water. i had about 5 yards of some left over handspun merino that i had used for Herbie, so i put the cooking liquid in a bowl, and tossed in the pre-soaked yarn. and it sat in the fridge. and sat. and sat. well, tuesday, i had gotten a chicken out for supper wednesday night, and mark was putting it in the fridge. he found the container, and said "ew worms!" while iw as in the kitchen (we have 2 fridges, one is in the spare bedroom, and catches anything that would be extra or harmed by being frozen (the one in the kitchen runs super cold)). i heard him in the bathroom when he said this, then i heard the toliet flush. i ran to the bathroom, to find him holding the container my yarn had been in. "YOU FLUSHED MY YARN!" he got this guilt-stricken look on his face, and he said "i thought it was left-over french onion soup! i was even going to joke about it being in the fridge for so long it had turned purple! I'm sorry!" i couldn't help but laugh at that. i forgave him, since he didn't know, but now he knows to make sure something really is food before he flushes, lol. and then i said "thank you honey, you just gave me some good blog fodder!" he laughed at that, and said he would probably be the most hated man in all of knitdom.
and now for some sadness.
stephanie and her roommate had gotten a puppy 4 months ago. everybody else had a pet at the complex they live in, but apparently, the manager had decided that sadie was too big. she was a golden retriever/black lab cross. so steph had been trying to find someone to take her, either on a permanent basis, or until they could move in june. a friend of hers volunteered, but he flaked out on her, so now she's permanently pissed at him. they had finally decided to take her to the humane society, because they HAD to get rid of her, and were actually on their way out of town when another friend, who knew their plight, called and said "we'll take the dog." the friend's husband only worked part time, and liked to run, and wanted to take sadie with him on his runs. and steph could still visit her. goodness all around. until 2 days later when steph found out this "friend" took sadie to the humane society anyway. now, sadie was only 6 months old. very lively. i've said before she had springs in her legs & rubber in her butt, but was a sweet pup, none the less. she just needed some training. steph was very upset, but figured that since sadie was just a wee lassie, she'd be adopted out in no time, and have a good home.
monday, my cell rang, and i answered to hear sobs. steph had been trying to see if sadie was on their website, so she could give them the correct information, because the "friend" had given them the wrong information as to her age, and breed, etc. they finally got an answer out of the humane society monday. apparently, even though sadie passed every other test they had, the one she failed was fatal. she had hip dysplasia. they put her to sleep. (scuse, me i need a tissue.) i don't blame the humane society, they were just following their rules. they can't give out a dog that has health issues. what was frustrating is that they had just had sadie to the vet a couple weeks before, and he said she was healthy. I'm also very angry with the "friend." If they really couldn't deal with the dog, why didn't they tell steph, so that she could find an alternative home for her. once the dog had gone to the pound, several people (including us) said that we would have kept the dog temporarily. i hadn't told mark she had a dog before, but did after this, and that's when he said we could have kept her for a while. meanwhile, steph is upset. even her msn messenger name is "i miss sadie :*(" she had a bunch of questions about hip dysplasia, which i answered as best as i could, but the one thing i can't do is bring the puppy back. sigh.
ok, how bout some pics?
this was dyed by Miss Vi, and she named it "goose." this pic isn't the greatest, but it's lavendary-grey with splashes of mauvey pink. very nice. it's approximately sockweight, 223 yards. it's going up tonight on my etsy shop.This is "Liam." i got the roving from dudleyspinner. custom requested color, and it's NIIICE. it's actually a little darker than this, but this is very hard to photograph, as the camera wants to pick up the highlights more. i thought i'd downloaded a pic of "sean," but apparently not. you'll get that one next time.
these are the last 2 hat/bootie sets i needed to finish, plus the extra booties for the dragon sweater. funny part is this is the same pattern, knit on the same needles, and look at the difference in sizes!
This is Norbert. He's Norberta's little brother, as i didn't double-strand when i knit this up. this is the Knitty pattern from from the winter 2006 issue. he went with the dragon sweater (which was meant for a boy, hence Norbert and not Norberta).
These are 7 of the 8 scarves i've knit for robyn. she's taking these with her to chicago for breast cancer survivors. i've got one more on the needles as we speak, and may try to whip up a few more before she leaves next week. since all they are is 10 (or 8 depending on the yarn) stitches in garter stitch, they go fast. i can whip one up in a day.
in case you've noticed, i've been posting a lot of my charity stuff here. my intent is to keep some sort of log, and at the end of the year, i'll count up, and see how many i've actually made. if it's a sweater/hat/bootie set, it counts as 3, because each item could be worn separately, even though it's intended to be together.
ok, now i must flee, steph wants me to cash her check, and i gotta run to my house cuz i never did yesterday, and i gotta get the mail, and grab some yarn for another super secret project.