Tuesday, May 11, 2010

of dogs and laundry baskets ..

Yesterday was an exiting day for the pups. We had workers here, measuring stuff to replace all the windows and doors in our house. They hustled and bustled around for a long time.
The pups and I waited it out in my office room, and all three of us could not wait to get out of there asap in the end. They got to great the workers before they left. Since they went in and out of the house, leaving the doors open both the pups stayed in their crates for a while, both howling deep and low, and high pitched until my ears started bleeding. Lots of treats were eaten, bones chewed, and I shared my Perrier water with them, which made them sneeze.
After they left, Happy got to go on a car ride (better than nothing), and Denny collapsed into one of my laundry baskets. He's getting too big for it! He really does need a lot of sleep during the day still.

May 10-sleeping in the laundry basket-2

I also had a wonderful mail day yesterday. Susan of Dog Lover's Yarn, sent me this hand carded fluffy batts! She wants to get me on the batt lovers side, since I keep saying I don't like spinning batts. She dyed BFL fiber, and carded it with some Firestar. Aren't those batts beautiful? They look extremely well carded, and I can't wait to spin them. First I want to finish the FatCatKnits fiber club fiber, which is half done. So exciting!

Zivec Designs-grift from Susan-125g-BFL with Firestar

I had to wrestle this shawl free twice, of Denny's teeth. While I was knitting on it, he jumped up and grabbed it and to my surprise there are no more holes in it, then before! I'm almost done with it, but I thought I'd give you a glimpse, since some of you were wondering what it will be or look like. Can't you just see it in its beauty? No? Soon ....
beaded mohair shawlette may 10

I don't have addi lace needles in 4.5mm, so I use old ones, which have blunt tips. What a pain to knit lace with these! But more on that when it's done, and blocked, and photographed.

I better get back to packing up our stuff. I really hate that, packing up stuff, and not really moving! But after the windows and doors, there will be new floors as well. I don't know how I will survive all this ...


PS I'm working on replying to my emails, it's slow going, but I'm getting there!


2paw said...

Denny is growing so fast. You must be so excited about your renos!!!

Unknown said...

Did I just read that you are doing new windows. Just lived through that project. Word of warning, get ready to do the whole room. It's all starts with one thing and the project grows.

So, glad to see you have some new stuff to work with.

6 weeks = 6 months.

Have fun,

Wanderingcatstudio said...

My cat Rocky loves sleeping in laudry, but of course, he fits much better than Denny does. If I drop an article of clothing on the floor or bed, Rocky has immediately claimed it.
Hope your renos go quick and smoothly!

knottygnome said...

those look like gorgeous batts! can't wait to see what you do with them.

T-Mom said...

Ooooo! Sparkly! I think I'm going to love your shawl! :)

Sharon V said...

Everything AFTER a renovation is wonderful, you just have to hang on until it's over.

Every time I see Denny & Happy being cute I want a dog. Then I remember all the other stuff you said and I don't want a dog.

Batts (((shudder))) I hope it goes well for you. The batts sure are pretty.

Michelle said...

I hope the pups don't get too upset with all the work going on. Is your yard going to be more usable soon?

Virginia G said...

Denny is getting so big!

And I'm glad that you managed to rescue your knitting from him without too much harm done.

Susan said...

Aw, that picture of Denny is so sweet. You'll look back at that one when he is full grown and marvel that he was ever that little. Glad you like the batts!