This is a text book puppy: Denny the Delinquent
I've finished the pair of mittens I was working on. Did I tell you about them?
It's the Della mittens by Holly Terrel. They are fingerless mittens, but I wanted to make them full mittens. I really like them. Here's the beginning of one.
... and that's one of them...
I've finished them today, washed them, blocked them, and then Denny got hold of one. Until I realized it, it was too late. I hope I've got enough yarn left to make another one! And I was so looking forward to knit something else. :o(
I ask you, is this not just a dog, but a beaver too?
He's stripped bark from the young tree, like it's his job. I think there's some Terrier in him too, because he loves to dig holes, and he finds grubs, and eats them!!! Well actually, I don't think it's grubs, when they are in beetle stage, and sound crunchy when eaten.
Today we went to the Vet's with Denny to weigh him (21 kg) for his flea medication. He made such a ruckus! It was embarrassing. He wanted to say Hello to everybody, and wiggled his butt off, and he got belly scratches, but as soon as the belly scratches stopped, he protested very loudly. Only a handful of treats from the cookie jar settled him down.
Next time I'll show you some other accomplishment of Happy's! :o) Way less destructive. The creepy crawler has no chance to stay in the pool, when he's out, that we know now.
Want to know how renos are going? Well, the first coat of paint is on the walls. It's totally done upstairs, but downstairs it's just the first coat, and that's just as well, because seeing the chosen color on the walls, I had to change my mind. What would you have done, when the first reaction of seeing the color is a shriek, and a shudder? Even if you are in the room for a while, and get used to it, I can do without the first reaction. So we'll go with the next shade on the sample card. Hopefully this will be IT!
On Wednesday the tiler will start working on the floors. It's going to take longer as anticipated, because it turns out, the way I want them on the floor (45degree angle) takes longer to do, and also needs more tiles, which they didn't plan for. It just didn't come up before, they just assumed, and so did I.
As many of you already warned, it's getting more expensive, and will take longer altogether, but there's nothing we can do now.