Thursday, July 10, 2014
Back to Normal
Sharing this picture of DH shows a little of our long July 4th weekend with friends. I had only three days at home to rest up from my trip to Mother’s before we were off for 4 days of fun and frivolity. We got home Sunday night and although I got up and dressed on Monday I quickly returned to bed where the puppies and I napped on and off all day.
On Tuesday I again was up and dressed but still tired so I used my time knitting. Here are two dishcloths and one washcloth. I have a couple more that worked on while at Mother’s but I still need to weave in the yarn ends.
I spent Wednesday doing laundry and winding bobbins for the quilt on the frame.
And today I started quilting. I forgot to take a picture until I had rolled for the second pass. I would have done the second row but a storm blew up with thunder so I decided to return to knitting for the rest of the afternoon.
I can show how the back is turning out. I love how the stitching shows on the Minkie. I am doing just the loops on the border and some individual designs on the blocks. If the weather behaves I should have better shots for Monday’s post.
I have worked for a few hours on this sweater. It is pretty show going but I now have about 5” of the yoke done. I need about 2 1/2” more before I can start on the sleeves: keep knitting!
We did have a little drama today as our 15 year old Shi-Tzu became ill: unresponsive, good eye closed (she is blind in the other eye) but she didn’t appear to be suffering. I took her to the vet who said that she was breathing all right and had only a mild fever. He gave her a shot, a Rx for an antibiotic, and meds for her eyes. She seems some better but I anticipate that this is only temporary.
While at the vet’s he told us about a doxie that is looking for a new home. I had to resist my normal “I’ll take her” because I have already realized how difficult it is to handle the 3 I now have when I take them out on their leashes. And DH reminded me that it has been especially difficult when I was having to use my cane.
So we are planning for a quiet weekend which I hope will include plenty of quilting, knitting, appliqueing, and maybe even some regular sewing. How about you? Gari