knitnana: A Productive Easter Weekend
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Sunday, April 08, 2007

A Productive Easter Weekend

I took a long weekend because of the Sedalia Fiber Festival next weekend. Since the Posy Sock Sack has made her debut, I've had lots of interest...and so have been sewing crazily to accomodate the festival as well as orders. Thank you for the amazing response to Posy!

So my weekend started on Thursday night with my monthly Knitting group:

We really had a nice turnout...there are a few bloggers here and there in the group, like Pam and then...

Robin, Nikki,

and Rae, and Tanya - OH...GO THERE, if you haven't already, and see the cutest knitted pigs (she calls them Chichi!).... The pattern is available and Tanya had her pink Chichis with her, and Nikki had made a multi-colored one...TOO CUTE! You must get that pattern (and so must I, I can think of 3 DGSs who would love little piggies...)

As with the rest of a large part of the country, we had unbelievable cold this The front of my new house - pre-Easter weekend freeze...I'm sick that these blooms may have succumbed to the frigid temperatures we've had. At least we really did avoid snow - unlike some parts of the country. There were snow flurries Saturday that left little patches in places, mostly out in the county, but flurries nonetheless...brrrrrrrrr....!!

So...I finished up an order for a bag to be raffled off at an upcoming Northern Virginia dog show (a cute new Michael Miller print that's all spring and pink/green/browns!)

And then -

the majority of the weekend was taken up in making up multiple Posies!

I broke one of my Colonial Rosewood dpns (a replacement is on the way) so I had to stop the STR sock for the moment, and was "casting about" for something to cast on...I pulled out two similar skeins of Koigu PPPM and began the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I'm probably the last person in the world to look at this book (usually I'm a day late and a dollar short!) but I borrowed it from the library and think it probably really should come home permanently.

It's been hard this weekend. The Blonde Bombshell hasn't been well for several weeks, and we began home fluid treatments. While she looks pretty good in this shot, you can tell she's grumpy. The worst thing right now, I think, is that she has gone almost completely deaf in the past few months. Since she can't hear me (or herself), she's taken to screaming to find me. As long as I can get her attention by turning on and off lights, we're fine. Otherwise, I have to get UP and go find HER. Often that's at 4 a.m.

She's not the only one who's grumpy about that...


Blogger teabird17 said...

Happy Easter to you - poor little Bombshell. She looks so pettable, even if she is grumpy!

(I don't trust myself to get a Chichi pattern - I'd be knitting pigs for months.)

7:43 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Happy Easter!

I love the new bags. The raffle bag is SO CUTE and perfect for dog lovers. : )

I hope that you and the BB get some nice rest soon. Bless her little kitty heart...and bless yours, too.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Oh, poor kitty. She looks very grumpy, but also very cuddly.

I know what you mean about communicating with a deaf animal. I've worked out a flashlight/floor stomping means of communication with my nearly deaf dog. She's also caught on to some simple sign language.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, poor baby, give her a big hug for me. I ALMOST sold Buddy because I thought he was making a mess in the house today...come to find out it was all the boiled eggs the kids brought home that smelled! So, of course, I called the lady back & said I couldn't bear to part with his cute little face. :)

8:41 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I hated to miss Thursdays meeting. I'm sure it was lots of fun as usual. Your Posy's look great! You're gonna love that Koigu chevron. I gave you that scarf pattern I used didn't I.?

8:46 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Wow you were busy this weekend! Hope you had a Happy Easter!

I love all your new bags!

I'm sad the BB isn't feeling well, it's so hard to have an ailing fur baby!

As far as bloglines go- they SUCK!! I noticed that I wasn't getting my usual # of comments, especially for an FO like the Carninval Throw so I emailed Bloglines the supposedly have fixed things! I guess if you could suddenly see my last 3 posts, it's fixed :)

9:46 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Okay, it's not often I see myself on a blog...I seriously need to lose some weight!!
Love the socks...poor kitty!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Poor grumpy Blondie.. Having played "staff" to a cat who was pretty deaf, I know what you're going through. The scarf is beautiful and the bags are wonderful!! {{{HUGS}}}

11:31 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

The sock bags are really cute. If I didn't have two already, I'd be standing in line for one.

Poor kitty! And poor you!

I love that scarf pattern. One of these days I'll check for it at my library.

2:44 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Your garden looked fabulous! Glad you got to enjoy it before the cold wave hit... I am so sorry to hear about the Blond Bombshell. It is pretty hard to watch such changes. Thanks for the link to the Chichi... I just love knitted or crocheted stuffed animals.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

poor kitty! she must be terrified at what's happening to her. I know you're giving her a lot of hugs. I often wish my cats could understand English so that I could explain things to them.
hugs to you and the Bombshell!

10:59 AM  
Blogger JennyRaye said...

Whew! You've been very productive!

Sorry to hear about the Bombshell's problems. Must be tough to be an animal and all of a sudden not able to hear. Good thing she has a loving mama.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, poor BB!! Poor you!! *hug*

Your Posy Sock Bags are SO cute and sturdy - I'm looking forward to using it!! I'm glad to hear they've been so well received, too.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Sorry about Blonde Bombshell...that's no fun :(

I'm glad everyone loves your bags but I knew they would! :)

The cold is really starting to get to is April and I can see my breath...there is something wrong here!

Your sock is really lovely...sorry about the broken needle.

I will keep you and your BB in my prayers. :)

7:59 AM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

oh, what a lovely post. i love to see knitters get together and to cyber meet new ones- its so fun. and you have been busy.
hope you got some rest.

8:49 AM  
Blogger kat said...

last minute knitted gifts is a great book. poor kitty looks so angry

9:56 AM  
Anonymous The Mitz said...

Dear BB, Do hope you are feeling better. Screaming is always a good way to get the humans attention (if all else fails!!!).

Headbonks, The Mitz

9:08 PM  
Blogger SheepsPyjamas said...

/hugs to kitty -- I grew up with someone that couldn't hear and I know how frustrating it was for both of us (and I still talk too loudly!)... Hope she gets over her grumpies and feels better soon...

9:27 AM  

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