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If you are waiting to see a finished object, you'll have to wait, oh say, maybe a couple of weeks? I think I'm mad. As soon as I've decided to knit up to the tenth row of my Noro blanket (scroll down a bit) and pack it up and put it away (until next fall), I was wondering, how long it will actually take me to finish it. I've started it April a year ago. I did not touch it throughout the summer, and only sporadically throughout fall and this winter. Did I really want to wait till fall to get it out again?
At this rate it seemed endless to me. I did some simple math. If I did five squares a day, it would take me 20 days to finish the blanket, that is the planned 20 rows, plus a border. Twenty days??? It's not even THAT warm in the next 20 days, so that would be doable, right? I looked around, nothing else exciting going on right now. Of course, there's the even longer project (Magic mosaic blanket), and the Milanese Lace scarf, which I think I just cast on to get me going again on the lace socks. I'm not even sure I'll finish it!
It seemed to me, that I could do it, and so I started knitting feverishly mitered squares. I did 10 squares today! Ha, if I could keep that up, I would be done in 10 days! Unbelievable! The blanket could be done for my one year blog anniversary! Woo Hoo! O.K. maybe not, because these ten squares were killing me. But it's a possibility, right?! I'm going to give it a try, and hope that my mind will not change the course of my knitting over the next ...... days. I really would love to finish the blanket. Anyway,
what has that got to do with these yarn pictures? Nothing, really. I just think they look pretty. The orange yarn is not self dyed, it's Regia sock yarn.
Now, here's where I need some advise from pet(especially dog-) owners.
See Biko here? She's limping. Nobody knows why. She was a the Vet's twice. She had her blood work done, everything is fine. She had 6 x-rays done, perfect skeleton, perfect joints, no arthritis whatsoever, nothing wrong there. If we touch and squeeze her paw, and leg, up to her shoulder, it does not seem to bother her. Both our Vet's could not tell us why she's limping (right front leg), sometimes she's yelping when getting up the stairs or on the sofa. She tries to put NO weight on this leg, as well. She comes limping out of her bed in the morning, only when playing outside is she O.K., but as soon as we go inside she's limping again. Now I know she's just not feeling it, because she's excited about playing. She hardly limped at the Vet's office, because she was excited there too.
What do you think? What else could it be?