Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Pathetic ...a Balden Retriever

pa·thet·ic [puh-thet-ik] –adjective
1.causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable: a pathetic letter; a pathetic sight.
2.affecting or moving the feelings.
3.pertaining to or caused by the feelings.
4.miserably or contemptibly inadequate

After a few days of splashing around in lake water and despite careful rinsing afterwards, Haley developed dermatitis. Until the steroids and antibiotics kick in, to help alleviate the itching (and shedding), she was shaved.

She looks sort of like a shorn

I did make it out to SNB last night after Ellery's present opening and cake cutting. (FWIW, High School Musical 1 and 2 themed items and Nintendo DS lite games are popular amongst the 10 year old set)

The air-conditioning had failed at Starbucks on an evening when the outside temperature was in the humid 30's. Our little group took over a good chunk of the patio, but even though it was cooler outside than inside (I hope the barristas got hazard pay for their shift) it was still too hot to knit. So, I stuck to chatting and admiring the other knitters work.

Besides chatting, I did page through this:

Amy Singer's No Sheep for You

I wasn't expecting to like this book much. I'm partial to wool and its blends because 1) I appreciate the shape holding properties that the memory of wool yarn provides to a garment and 2) most plant based alternatives such as cotton, linen and hemp are all pretty hard on my wrists.

That said, the designs are really lovely with something to appeal to everyone. Amy did a wonderful job of setting her favorite designers to work with a selection of both unique and familiar non-wool yarns.

Isn't this's Bacardi and it's made from one of my old favorites, Super 10 Mercerized Cotton Yarn The other bonus is that I think that I have enough random balls is mermaidy colours to pull this off from stash! Yet another object for the queue!


At 10:59 AM, Blogger Ruinwen said...

Awwwh poor Haley! Hope she feels better soon. :)

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Yosemite said...

Haley looks cute no matter what. I hope she is feeling better by now. If not, I hope she's on the mend very soon.

At 9:26 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Does Haley need sunscreen now? Not to worry you could just knit her a sun-shade dog garment type coat LOLOLOL
Great to see you again.

At 4:11 PM, Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

Someone on knitty mentioned that she emailed the bacardi designer and the designer was kind enouhg to make her a spreadsheet of the colour choices she made for her bacardi.


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