Archive | January 4, 2008

This Wool Is Awesome!


I get it now.  Malabrigo is just awesome…soft, beautiful stitch definition, did I say soft?  I had no idea or I would have knit with it sooner!

The colour is off (at least on my monitor) and actually more of a deep red than it looks.  Hopefully I can get some better pictures along the way to show the true colours 🙂


The Hedgerow Coat is coming along nicely…one skein (of ten) used up so far…

Pathetic Hound

Don’t get me wrong…we love him.  Our female is in heat and he has been whining for days and days!  That’s when he’s not all out howling.  Basset hounds are NOT quiet dogs when they are in distress, lol.

Sitting on the blanket in this picture is a major feat for him these days.  Sitting still is a real challenge. 

He’s three and we don’t plan to breed him — though he would be an excellent dog for it — so there are only 5 more sleeps and then he’s having the operation.  I feel bad for him but I’m sure he’ll be much happier once it’s done.

As a bonus gift for me, it means he won’t be howling me awake at 5 am anymore!  (I know heats pass fairly quickly but we have three females – a farm – and this could really go on forever-ish)

Here’s the sad boy himself…you can’t see the shake but he’s all shakey these days…