Little dogs

April 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm (Uncategorized)

Oh the joys of puppyhood. It is much like suddenly having a baby in the house again. In an un-baby-proofed house.

Couldn’t find him this a.m. Where was he? Behind the dryer, doing god knows what.  He wants to chew on electrical cords. He wants to roam around under furniture I can’t get him out of. He wants to eat/chew/taste everything. Literally…everything. He hates his halter. He is not impressed with the sweater I made nor the one I’m working on and tries to bite you when you put either the halter or the sweater on him. He hates his leash and sits his stubborn little 9 week old butt down when it is on and will not move but sits and cries. Pathetically. As if you were killing him. He has the attention span of a mite..eat a bite of dog food…run around the house..oh yeah, FOOD! eat another bite or two…run and find a toy. Ad nauseum.

And I love him to bits. He makes me laugh many many times a day and I wouldn’t trade him for anything. But I could drop kick him to Kansas sometimes he is such a pill.

Cast on the Lucky Penny sweater from Knitty, after getting a corrected version from the very-nice designer emailed to me – apparently there were issues with the Knitty version. I like it so far. Using stashed (go me! Do you KNOW how long it’s been since I bought yarn????) Caron Simply Soft in Shadows – love that stuff and now MIchael’s here isn’t carrying it. Grrr. The sweater is the smaller size, XS, but still too big for Bijou for awhile. He definitely NEEDS a sweater tho, since he shivers like he’s been in a deep freeze after being out even just a bit in 60ish weather, and below that? He’s a “pup-cicle” – crying he’s cold and shivering like crazy.

Finally, FINALLY today, after a week of being effing sick, I think I will get over it. Maybe. Coughed so hard this a.m. for so long, I started heaving and couldn’t stop. Joy joy joy. Cough drops, here I come.

Ah…now to work. You know…so I can buy yarn to make tiny dog sweaters, lol.

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A VERY overdue post and picture

April 8, 2008 at 3:49 pm (Uncategorized)

finally gave up and purchased a replacement camera cord so I could download the pics off my camera.

This is long, long overdue. I won a prize at Chez Stumbling Over Chaos many, many moon ago. She sent me a FABULOUS box O’ goodies. Here it is: 

It contained one thing I’ve wanted a long time: A sheep measuring tape. I love it like no other. It also contained fabulous orange/black kitty socks, and a compliation of cat songs on CD not to mention, some very fun sock yarn.

Fabulous, no??

Me? Uh…home sick. Flu/cold/crud of some kind.  I tried knitting a dog sweater, which of course I had to fart around with and try to make it fit Bijou now in puppyhood, and of course it doesn’t. Got on Ravelry for the first time in MONTHS and yet again, I am astounded by the artistry of the people there.

Now, I’m tired again. Been up a good 20 minutes and I think I might die. So I’ll go back to bed. I’ll post again, you know….eventually. 🙂

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Yes, I am alive…

April 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm (Uncategorized)

Thanks for asking Chris, LOL.

Knitting?  uh, does a baby bib count? Working my buns off, dancing my buns off (alas not literally, lol) and sleeping in between.

 However, I have new inspiration. This is our new pup, Bijou.

Bijou

Funnily he is named (by Jodie) “bijou” which in cajun means a little of this and a little of that (loosely interpreted). It is also the dance moniker of two lovely ladies we dearly love in the bellydance community. He’s not papered, but is a full blooded mini doxie.

 Perhaps even I can finish a dog sweater THIS small, lol.

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