The square in the picture with the dog and the cup is not blocked yet. It was puckering in the middle, but blocking took care of that.
I've got two new pairs of socks, and they were not made by me. The grey one was made by my Aunt Gisela, and the beige/brown/grey ones were made by my Granny. My DH brought both back form his visit to Austria.
As well as this knitting wooden needle holder my mom found at a flea market, with needles inside! There was one set of metal DP's. I rarely use straight needles anymore, but it's fun to have them. Some are metal/metal, plastic/metal, plastic/plastic.
And since this is a hodgepodge post today, I want to tell you something weird, happening to me the other day. Maybe you can tell me if this is normal? The doorbell rang. A lady from the neighborhood, which I knew from sight, was asking for a donation for the "Kidney Foundation". I said no (we donate to charitable causes, but I refuse to do so at the door). Now she asked me, what house number we are, she had to write down who said NO to her request. Hm. Should that have made me run and get my wallet or check book? Because now I'm on a list, and might not get a kidney if I need one? I thought that was strange. What could the purpose be for such a list - if there really is one?
Biko refused to be photographed today as well. She's doing fine as long as she's not running around like the devil is after her. So we go for long boring walks, and when we are outside, she just wanders around the back yard, and is looking for trouble (that's her middle name by the way). I was hoping that she would be back to her normal self by now, but whenever she does too much, she's still in pain at the end of the day. Last night we saw a further sign of improvement though, when she climbed up the couch to sleep next to my DH, which she has not done since way before her surgery. Recovery is definitely taking longer than the Vet from the clinic told us (she said 4 weeks). But that we never believed anyway.
What's on my needles? I'm working on two things. The Ripple Linen Basket Liner by Amy King, and the Crosswalker Socks by Emily B. Miller.