Thursday, January 24, 2008

A passing

I just wanted to let people know that Bailey passed away last week. He has been pictured a few times on the blog (the Christmas pictures most recently) and I know a lot of people here on Blogger (and other blog sites) were keeping him in their thoughts while we were trying to get him better. On Wednesday of last week, we were originally going to take him to a vet to see if there was anything they could do, since he just wasn't able to do much of anything anymore. He could barely stand long enough to pee, he was having a very hard time breathing, and his legs kept giving out. When we went to pick him up to get him ready to go, he was in a comatose state, and wouldn't even lift his head. My parents and brother took him, and I stayed behind. I've never been able to do this kind of thing, I have to have my breakdown privately. They euthanized him and sent his body off for cremation. We go this weekend to pick up his ashes.

But I wanted to say thanks for the encouraging words and positive thoughts for my Bailey.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fuzzy Feet, take 3

Before felting:

After felting:

Pattern: Knitty's Fuzzy Feet
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in Palais
Needles: size 10.5 Options Circulars

This is my third pair of these slippers! The first pair had to be retired because they got to the point where I couldn't even patch them anymore. I couldn't bear to throw them away, so they are stowed away in my closet. The second pair I made just got their first holes, so I'll be patching them soon. This newest pair took me one weekend to do! I think that's pretty darn good. I'm ordering some yarn from Knitpicks to try out for more of these slippers. My feet are always freezing, so I could use a big stash of Fuzzy Feet.

Up next post: The wicked awesome stuff I received from my CPaA swapner. I'll have to do that when I'm not so sleepy though, I'll be amazed if this post makes it out spelling-error free, my poor brain is ready for bed.

Fire on the Mountain

Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Fire on the Mountain
Pattern: 3x1 rib, continued through the heel and foot
Needles: Size 1 Options Circulars

I like these colors so much! My only complaint is the ribbing digs into the tops of my feet if I wear the wrong shoes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

More ugh

That bout of illness lasted an unbelievably long time. I'm still feeling a little wonky but I'm doing better. I'll hopefully get a lot of knitting time in this weekend, I want to finish my sock. Speaking of socks, my favorite LYS Renaissance Yarns has the Noro sock yarn! I thought I'd have to resort to buying it online, without even being able to touch and look at it. I'm going to try to go by this weekend to get some. I want to go by the Lamb's Ear Farm too, they have a pretty good sock yarn collection. I have this uncontrollable urge to buy sock yarn right now, I'll just have to appease it by buying some!

My other projects have gotten a little work. I did a few rows on my green Elann Flower Petal Shawl, and a few rows into one of the squares for an afghan. I need to get Lizard Ridge up and going again.