Friday, January 21, 2011


Dear Mom,
I did it.  I put my big girl pants on and got brave and opened an Etsy shop for my notecards. There is a link directly to the shop if you click on the etsy button over in the sidebar. For now, I am listing the notecards as a collection. I'm still considering whether or not to offer them individually.
It is bitterly cold out and Bumper still wants to go out every 15 minutes or so. At least last night he slept all night. I feel like I have a baby again. He is either getting a little addled in his old age or becoming that old man with prostate issues. Or both. But I don't even know if dogs have a prostate.
Patsy wants to be out there every time Bumper is, but her poor paws can't take the cold. She was skipping around on three legs I kept her in and bribed her with a rawhide chew the last time Bumper went out.
I've been knitting away on Bonnie Jo's wrap.
If you look verrry closely you will see a mistake. Don't worry. I fixed it.
It is a long boring stretch of garter stitch, but because it is a long boring stretch of garter stitch I can read while I knit and I finished one good book (Innocent by Scott Turow- the sequel to Presumed Innocent) and started another. This is one I've checked out of the library and need to finish. I am halfway through it and my good book streak continues. This one is A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George. It was her first and I am looking forward to reading them all. Mystery, so far nothing gruesome (even though I don't mind that at all), English countryside, great characters.
Unfortunately, Patsy likes the yarn I am using for the wrap. (Berroco Comfort- another stash buster)
Luckily, I have more than enough to finish the project, so Patsy can keep this ball of yarn.

Lots more going on here. Polska mittens see a few more rows added each day, I worked out the math and design for a new sweater and the seed for the scarf  that Merrilymarylee planted is germinating.
Bitter Bitter COLD on top of yesterday's snow meant the kids had a 2 hour delay this morning and I have errands to do. Family Bingo night tonight, too!
I'm off-


Anonymous said...

A progress report!

Perhaps Patsy needs boots! The late Howard Lee used to wear them in MN or his feet would get infected. We have to let Miss Piggy out the front so she won't encounter steps, but the granddog goes out the back because we're afraid she'd end up in SC if we let her out in an unfenced area.

I'm on a mystery streak, too. Listening to one of Louise Penny's Three Pine mysteries right now.

Michele said...

I find it maddening that you can knit and read at the same time. I can EAT and read at the same time, but I don't plan to blog about it. Can you at least reassure me that you weren't using four needles? If you were I'm going to just go take a nap. Some people are just overeachievers. Hmmmmph. Michele

Michele said...

PS Please don't let Patsy swallow that yarn. Our son's golden lab swallowed the strands from a large rope toy, and required 2 surgeries to the tune of $3000. Michele

Anonymous said...

PS. I have to keep coming back to this picture of Patsy. Those ears and that expression crack me up. Looks like she's eating spaghetti.