Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Andrea's mitts

October is the birthday month of my sister. Her name is Andrea (even though we call her Susi). I thought those mitts would be perfect for her.

Andrea mitts for my sister

pattern: Andrea's mitts by Kirsten Kapur
yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, colors Coal & Fog, one skein each
size: s/m
needles: 3.25mm

They've arrived, and have been well received.
Andrea mitts for my sister
Then there are some bed socks I've knit in between all of what I've been doing. Knit with 3.75mm for extra loose fit. Request for another pair has been made. :o)

bed socks for David

The last three days we've been worried about Maggie. She's been limping. One of her rear leg seems to bother her. From the time we've notices something wrong, and a day of rest, and easy, which did not bring improvement, we went to the Vet yesterday.
Maggie tensed up like a fruitcake. All muscles, all tense, so it was hard for the Vet to feel her leg, and find out anything. Maggie walked around like nothing was wrong there in the office, when at home she was hoping around on three legs.
For now, we are supposed to give her pain killers, and watch her for the next five days. If there's no improvement we'll have to do x-rays. It's hard to keep her quiet though, and away from the boys too. It's better if she only gets to see them one on one, less horse-playing around.
while I prepare dinner, the dogs a-linger

Oh, yeah, that's Maggie in front, Denny, and Happy in the Dining room. When I'm preparing dinner, they hang around, changing places all around, but basically just waiting for something to fall off the counter, or something to lick like a bowl, or anything else for that matter.



Freyalyn said...

Lovely mitts. Poor Maggie - my two knock themselves all the time charging around at speedy, Bil ran into a fallen tree yesterday and was aching last night. Try massaging her gently all over and see if you can feel a stiff/hot/hard place.

momsue84 said...

Poor Maggie! Here's hoping nothing is wrong with her leg. Lovely mitts, too. I'd be interested to know what you think of KP WOTA yarn? Hugs to the troops from Milo!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's the scene in my kitchen, except swap the dogs for four cats.
I hope Maggie is better soon!

knottygnome said...

those mitts are beautiful. and i love your picks of the wrap below. the edging is gorgeous. :-)

Vlaďka Cepáková said...

Wow! Those mittens are so beatiful. I like it very much.

monica said...

I love those mitts and the socks look so comfy! I hope Maggie's leg is better soon!

Catherine said...

I LOVE those mits, such a fabulous combination of stitch patterns and you've made them so beautifully

Sharon said...

Poor Maggie May! I hope she only has growing pains or something easy.

The mitts are lovely.

Virginia G said...

The mitts are super cute!

And poor maggie.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a perfect gift for your sister!!!! She must have been thrilled :)

Is it David who likes the loose fit? I can't stand a loose fitting sock - is there something I'm missing.

Dear little Maggie. Probably she just twisted her ankle goofing around with the boys. Hope she is doing better with the pain meds....

2paw said...

Oh poor Maggie, it must be such a worry. I know I worry if Peri or Gilly looks a bit out of sorts. I hope she feel better soon. Yes, I have noses poked through the baby gate!! Fallen food tastes sweeter.
Lovely mittens, so pretty with the stripes and lace.