Right, thanks for the warm welcome back! I'm sorry if you have followed me on flickr or ravelry, so you'll already know some of the photos of Happy or my knitting. I'll be done with the old stuff soon, moving on to new projects and pictures of the pups.
To follow up, here's Happy in September (17 weeks old).
We found out that his choice of favorite toy is the frisbee! As much as Biko likes her tennis ball, and Sam liked his big red Jolly ball, Happy will do anything for his frisbee. He didn't actually catch it in this picture, but was just playing around. At least he was bringing it back for me to throw it again.
Playing with a frisbee was new to me too, so he had to get into odd places to retrieve it. One is still in the backyard of the neighbour, since they never go there during this time of year. We'll get it back eventually.
And here you see Biko (looking like a tank says Kelly), after her last swim for this season back in September. She's all puffed up, still wet, and glad that HE's not bothering her for a moment. Happy also likes the Jolly ball.
I haven't spun anything for about 2 month now, that is, until this last week. I took the wheel out of its hiding place in the corner, and was happy to see that I still could do it. Still, I'm a little slow I think, since the pups knocked it over twice, before I realized I had to put it away, after I played with it. Of course knocking it over did nothing for the wheel's health. I had to figure out what's wrong with it, since the drive band was acting weird, and jumping off twice. I'm glad to say I eventually found the problem, afer I nearly took it apart into all it's pieces, oiled the heck out of it, and it wasn't even a big deal. The wooly winder was the culprit, I just had to push a piece (don't know what it's called) back into it's place, and the drive band has now a clear way to do its thing. Now it's smooth spinning again. Yeah!
On the knitting front:
Over the next little while, I'll show you:
8 pairs of socks
2 pairs of mittens
3 pairs of fingerless mittens
1 knit market bag
1 crochet market bag
1 pin cushion
1 1/2 lace scarves
something sewn and
one finished handpun yarn. Hmm, yeah that's about it. So, that's what you can look forward to. :o)
What's that now? You want to see another picture of the pups, well here it is. Do you remember in the beginning, when we got Happy he could run around comfortable UNDER Biko's belly? He sure can't anymore.