Silar's Dog & Fiber Show

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Dogs. Fiber Arts. Occasional Cats, Trolleys & Trains & Flowers. And other moments from my life that I find interesting.
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**Canon Powershot A430 - Oh, how I love thee, let me count the ways....Primary camera - if it a good photo, this took it.
"No one has to know that I’m just a paper tiger
Living in a condo built on bullshit and sand..."
-- Chris Orbach - I Outdid You
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
-- Katherine Hepburn

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Poor little guy :-(

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Bandit has done something to his neck or back - he fell late last week
and seemed OK but now he suddenly can't lift his head, and his neck is
very stiff and a bit swollen. Not limping or walking strangely though,
so we are hoping it's a pinched nerve or something like that. He's been
given baby aspirin and is presently as you see - wrapped in a blanket on
the couch with DH, and will not be allowed any activity at all until we
go to the vet first thing tomorrow. Please vibe for this to be
something simple, my friends - if he's ruptured a disk we're screwed.
Vibes, prayers, good wishes, whatever you got, we'll take. I'll update
as soon as I know something.


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These from yesterday afternoon - must have just put these through the
train wash, you never see engines this clean around here!

First visit to LYS

LYS, for those who don't knit, is Local Yarn Store. I had no plans to go anywhere this weekend but when I woke up this morning we were without electricity, and after waiting for 2.5 hours unable to read, knit, compute, or any of my usual "take it easy" activities I couldn't take it any more and had to get out. So I went to the LYS, where I heard that the entire town went out at about 7 AM and which most of it was back but I live in one of the neighborhoods that they were still hunting down problems in.

Anyway, on to the yarny goodness - no, I didn't escape with my checking account intact, of course not :-).
1. The yarn, I bought three kinds, the gray ones are intended for a scarf wherein I shall get my utter LOTR geekness on poncho for me, and a scarf and maybe mittens and a hat for Don, I think. I'm holding off on the Pippin scarf until I find the exact right colors, which these aren't.. The little ball of blue is a 100% bamboo yarn, which I bought just to play with basically - the idea of a bamboo yarn fascinated me. I may make myself a little toque or something with it. Sorry the pic is so dark, I just lost a light bulb in here and I am too short to change it - it'll have to wait for DH to come home (Tuesday). I'll try to get a better pic there tomorrow.
2. This is a close up of the variegated grey-blue/tan/purple yarn, it is Reynolds Odyssey. The other grey yarn is a Cascade 220 . They should go together very well. I hope.
3. Couple of Clover bamboo circulars, just to fool around and practice with. I ordered a set of Denise interchangeables too.
4. While there I saw a little display of beaded stitch markers made by a local person, and did the smart thing, decided I should at some point haul out the beads and make my own. That some point came tonight while watching TV - I was a bit knitted out after much frogging of my first fair isle project. I made 8 for now - I need to get some bigger slip rings, these will only fit up to a size 5 (3.75mm) needle.
5. These are what I'd been using for stitch markers - utter uselessness. Now in the recycle bin.

...the not at all ugly!

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I LOVE this yarn. A friend sent it to me after I helped her with some Excel wrangling she needed done for her business. It is 8 oz. (1/2 a cone) of Jaggerspun Superfine Merino weaving yarn - a lace/fingering weight yarn. It is incredibly soft and the color is spectacular (was labeled Garnet but it's not - it's magenta). It will be a while before I use it - I want to be a lot more experienced before I tackle lace.

This photo is a little better than the previous one - the color is not such a shocking pink, it's much more of a jewel-tone purple. Maybe I'll try for a daylight shot tomorrow.

The good, the bad....

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The good is POCKY!!! YAY!! Finally I get to have some! I let out an
embarrassingly loud WHOOP in the grocery store, which made me cough,
which leads us to the bad.....I've taken this damned thing far too often
in the last 24 hours. Lung infection of some ilk. Why, you ask, have I
not gone to the doctor? Because my doctor, who is also my
pulmonologist, managed to get his license to practice suspended last
week, and I hadn't gotten around to choosing a new doctor yet. I shall
be on the phone first thing tomorrow though - a local practice with 4
docs has been recommended to us by a variety of folks, so hopefully they
are taking new patients and can see me tomorrow or Friday, even without
my records.

ETA - Sinus infection & Bronchitis. Augmentin is on order and rest. I'll work for a bit tomorrow since the project I am doing is sit-down, and rest all weekend. Ended up seeing the sinus doc since the primary doctor hunt wasn't going well. DH did get us lined up with someone on his lunch break but I'd have had to wait to Friday to see someone. So that's the scoop!

Bandit with the knit stylee :-)

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Well, as a first sweater, it works - it's not unraveling, at least. The
pattern called for worsted and I used DK so I had to do a lot of number
fudging to get it something near his size and it does fit - and it's
supposed to be tight, he walks out of loose sweaters. I plan to get
some nice worsted now and make him a warmer outdoor sweater - this one
is for cruising around this old drafty house all winter.

Looney & Tooney for Mandy

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More Canadian coins:

1. Another Tooney ($2) - this one from 1999, commemoration of Nunavut becoming Canada's new province. Back is the same as the usual Tooney which is on factotum's blog.
2. Front of Looney ($1)- you can see where it got the nickname :-).
3. Back of Looney.
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Well, doesn't that just figure.....

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Today, spotted this at the grocery store, and got very excited....until
I realized this is the one variety of Pocky to which I am deathly
allergic :-(. Meh. Hopefully this means they will get more varieties!