Thursday, April 24, 2008

the new addition

one of the things that has happened since bob died is we have become the custodians of his dog, kostya (named after the boxer). he is not at all like his namesake. he is big and boofy and dopey and lovely and gentle. he is however, a cattle dog of some sort, and we didnt want another one of those. in fact, we didnt want another dog at all. but he needs more exercise and attention than K and The Kids can give him, so here he is:

the big one in the middle. he is getting along alright with the others and if it werent for the rain he would have started his flyball career tonight at training. speaking of rain:

12 days straight. how happy am i. i would be happy never to see the sun again. i really am such a pathetic misanthrope.

here is the shawl after i blocked it:

it has not stayed this flat however, and has curled up on itself again a wee bit. i will be taking care of that.

in the meantime, because i cant be bothered with the whole sticking of self with pins again, i have cast on these:

swirly girl socks from yarn in knittery merino/cashmere 'moses fire'. gorgeous colours, a pleasure to work with.

i am also headed down the foot finally of the first lichen rib sock in grey burrawool for trent.

thanks for the kind words. good advice about the chocolate. there is a very good reason they give it to wizards who have encountered the dementors!

i am reading everyones blogs i just dont have a lot to say right now, but am glad to hear everyone is doing ok.

k xx


Rose Red said...

Am loving that Moses Fire sock - lovely!

Bob's dog sounds lovely, hope he likes the flyball!

Liberal applications of chocolate usually helps with most problems, I find!

Michelle said...

DOGGIES!!! They look so adorable on the beach. I'm looking forward to meeting him at the next flyball comp in Canberra!

The shawl looks lovely. Really, really lovely.

Chocolate - just pick the good stuff. No one needs a chocolate hangover from bad Heritage stuff from K-Mart.

TinkingBell said...

What happy dogs!! Glad you're feeling better - and both the shawl and socks look gorgeous!

amy said...

I like those socks, too. I've been thinking of you. I hope you both are getting on okay. It's not easy.

Bells said...

new doggie, new sock, lovely shall, things are good, I see, despite the sadness. Hugs.

2paw said...

Hi Kostya!! What a great time they look to be having on the beach!!
The shawl is beautiful and I love the swirly socks, makes me want o start some!!

Olivia said...

Aww, you have a pack of dogs now! I hope you all end up very happy together. You should listen to any shawl experts if they chime in, (cos I'm not) but my first instinct is maybe a little bit of steam from the iron might help the curling on your shawl if you want to avoid the whole pinning out thing again? Just protect it with a cloth and go gently?

Emmy said...

OOO! I love that pancho! A+ job! i love your blog, it sure is cute!
check out mine somtime? i just got started, but i post alot. ttyl