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First FO of the week

Posted by jackie blue on January 28th, 2008

Yes, there are two. Maybe even 3 by week’s end. This is the sweater I knit for Ty out of leftover Peruvian Highland Chunky. I had made my Starsky out of this and it was only after I finished the sweater that I thought I should have put the Starsky banana leaf pattern down the back instead of a plain cable. Then we’d match. Oh well,

The sweater is my own “design” and really was extremely easy to do and now that I have it worked out in his size, I’m sure to make more. (note: that little superhero bandage is now off, and except for a shaved naked foot, he’s as good as new. Nevermind that he had me up and out walking at both 5:10 a.m. after going to bed at 1:30, and again at 7:15. Poor boy ate something bad yesterday, I think.)

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B is for Benign

Posted by jackie blue on January 24th, 2008

Bundle of nerves

Posted by jackie blue on January 16th, 2008

I was hoping to have Ty’s sweater all finished and a photo of how great he looks in it. Truth is, it’s not done, though it is going to look great on him. I fit him yesterday, and all I have to do is finish the front sleeves on it.

But today he’s at the vet all day. He’s had a tiny little growth on one of his paw pads for a long time, I don’t even remember how long, and I never thought much of it because his pads (which are black) have patches of some light areas as well and it just looked like another discoloration. But when he came out of the groomer’s a couple of weeks ago, the groomer pointed it out to me. His paw fur had been so overgrown I hadn’t noticed that it had gotten bigger. Not huge, but bigger. So I made a vet appt. Everyone told me don’t worry, older dogs get things, it’s probably a wart, it’s nothing.

The vet however, felt it should come off and she used the word biopsy, which terrifies me. She mainly thought it should come off because it’s on his toe and if it gets bigger, will be walked on, scraped, etc. So he’s there now, under anesthesia, getting it removed, and getting his teeth cleaned while he’s knocked out. Me, I’m numb and a bundle of nerves all at once. I don’t like him being under anesthesia. I’m scared the foot thing might not be “nothing”.

So I don’t need a lot of comments or stories about dogs and lumps, but if you have one second today to just ask whoever rules this universe a favor, just ask that Ty gets through this OK and doesn’t have anything serious. Thanks.

Project Update

Posted by jackie blue on January 8th, 2008

So far in 2008, I’ve been as crafty as I can be. I’m not going to do one of those 2007 year in a review posts, nor am I going to do a new year’s resolution one. I do have a couple of resolutions that I will say, though – one is to post here at least once a week even if I don’t have much to say (that’s when ABC photos or photos of cute pets will surface) and the other is to see friends as much as possible. The year got off to a good start that way, getting together last weekend with some of my favorite local people, a visiting friend, and a hopefully new friend.

Knitting projects I’ve posted about are still in progress, nothing new to report there. I’ve taken up some of my free time starting a new quilt, this one a gift. Another log cabin, because they are easy, pretty, and quick. The fun of this one was shopping in Cassie’s closet for the fabric. The top is nearly done – it will be lap sized due to my floor constraints – and I need to go get batting this week.

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A new knitting project I haven’t photographed yet – a quickie sweater for my pup. Ty had a pretty extreme haircut last week when it was 16 degrees, and although he does have winter coats, his only sweater (not knitted by me, the horror) is too small. I felt my boy should have some handknits, so I’m working on a sweater for him out of the brown Highland Chunky that no one wanted in a recent swap. Of course it’s nearly 70 degrees (!) today. But that will change. And since I promised Claudia, a cute photo of Ty with his spiffy new do.

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Hopefully next photo of him will have him wearing the sweater.