Friday, November 6, 2009

Just some random things....

Do you know we had some snow here on Wednesday?? That is one of my early days, I get off at 10:00 a.m. My plan was to mow the grass - hopefully for the last time. The sun was shinning, it looked like I was in for a wonderful day. About 9:45 it started to darken outside and by 10 it was snowing. It didn't stick to the ground but for about an hour we had lots of flurries. I am off at 10 today, the sun is shinning, but it is supposed to be 60 today so hopefully I won't see any flakes as I'm mowing.

There has been knitting going on (especially on snow days). Below is my first sweater for me. So far so good, the pattern is 28thirty by Zephyr. I knitting it out of Malabrigo, color Stonechat. It is just beautiful. The only problem is it seems a little small. Boy am I hoping it stretches or blocks out. I bet Kris and Sara are hoping its to small!


I finished a pair of socks and this pair is close to being completed. I have to get up to the heel this weekend as sock club meets next Thursday and I want to be doing the heel there in case I have problems.

Also on the needles is Juliet - again by Zephyr. I took out the lace pattern and just went with plain stockinette stitch. I ripped this out about 3 times. Its hard to do lace and watch TV. This one is either a Christmas present or BD present, depending on how soon its done. Lots of Zephyr patterns being knitted, but they are top down with very little seeming- so thats a plus.

Next I have a question for anybody who reads this blog and has a dog. Marley sheds so much - I can't even describe it. Anyone have any good ideas on how to deal with lots and lots of dog hair? I blame this on Tom. When I went to the animal shelter he said look for soft eyes, he didn't remind me about the shedding.
I have got to get moving, sunny skies and a lawn mower are awaiting me. Also Marley is looking at me very impatiently wanting to get outside. She has been in the house a lot this week due to her not feeling well. She is banished from the barn for the time being - there are to many nasty things she liked to roll in and eat down there. You think she would have learned her lesson last week, but no its been more of the same this week. Sorry girl - I'm keeping my eye on you today.
Enjoy your weekend - may it be sunny and warm - as sunny and warm as it can be for November.

5 comments:

marit said...

Great knits!

Have no idea about Marley and the shedding- we havea couple of cats that shed from time to time, but not in big quantities...My sister has a border collie that sheds...so they try to comb him, but he is not always cooperative-LOL! It tickles!!!

Colleen said...

Marley is a lab, right? Spring and fall they go through a major shed, lasts about 3 weeks or so and is horrible. Nothing you can do. Brush them against the 'grain' and try to get as much hair on that brush as you can.... at least that much won't be in the house!

Mary Q said...

You would think by looking a Lab and their short hair, they wouldn't shed that much. Just the opposite! I was completely blown away by how much hair Sunny lost, continuously (not just spring and fall). We would comb/brush her outside and we honestly felt we could continue with it for HOURS and she'd continue losing the same amount of hair. I don't know what to tell you other than to comb/brush her often and also give her baths in warmer weather. All that hair is a tough thing to deal with. Now that Sunny is gone, we miss her terribly, but we DON'T miss that hair in the house!

Terri said...

Everything in my house is covered in dog hair, so if you get any good tips, please share! :) I love your knitting, BTW!

QuiltedSimple said...

Don't worry - I'm hoping it ends up too small for you:) But I think we can block it to fit you...
hehe
Kris