So, I may have forgotten to post for September and October. I may not have realized this until it was November 2nd or so….

The new job has been been very busy brain-wise. There has just been so much new to learn that my brain is just pooped out by the time I get home at night. Not that this is a bad thing, it’s just not how it has been for several years. It’s been an adjustment, but I am starting to feel like I’ve found my feet. It doesn’t hurt that I LIKE my job. I feel challenged every day and I respect the company I work for so much. I am not used to being proud of the company for which I work. It’s a novel experience.

I only recently started creeping along at some knitting again. I’m half way done with a pair of handspun rainbow armwarmers now. But the 2nd bump of roving is still needing to be spun up the rest of the way, and I didn’t use a pattern, just kinda winged it as I went along, so we’ll see if I end up with anything close to a “pair.”

I also knocked out a dog sweater in September, but it only took a day or so and I didn’t actually finish it very well. The dog took it and started wearing it before I got the ends tied in, much less finished up the arm holes and tweaked the neckline to be more what I wanted. I don’t think it matters, she loves it, it keeps her warm, and if it ends up getting trashed, I’ll probably be ok with it. It’s made from Lamb’s Pride worsted so it’s hairing and fuzzing all over the place, but since I am not the one wearing it, I can live with that.

Speaking of Daisy, she had surgery at the end of last month to have some tumors removed and get her teeth done. She came out of it just fine, despite all my nervousness and worry, but the tumor was a Mast Cell Tumor, Grade 2. Which means, yes, it was malignant, but that the vet thinks she got all of it, since she was pretty aggressive when removing it, and now we are just observing to see what happens and she has a check up again in March.

Shmoo found out that my vet is a knitter and spinner. And then he promptly forbid her to talk about the fiber arts to me. I don’t think it will last, as I’ll just talk to her about it instead.

That’s about it for news here. Hopefully I’ll have some finished arm warmers to show off before the end of the year.



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  1. Caroline M on November 19, 2011 11:53 am

    Hey, you have a reader too. I made a dog sweater but he wouldn’t wear it. I got it on him but he wasn’t having any of it and it came off pretty quickly. We just go for short walks when it’s cold (or wet or windy or foggy or any other of the weather conditions he’s not sold on).

    Daisy’s not worrying about the future, lucky dog.

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