Hello everyone. How did the past week treat you? Hopefully, everyone at your abode is healthy and enjoying a lovely day.
Hubby is getting busy here. He is leaving today to go and visit his mom for a few days. This is his bi-monthly visit he does to make sure she is doing as well as can be expected. He is busy getting his cooler, snacks and clothing all packed for the trip. This is the perfect time for me to sit down and update my YOP blog.
I cast on a new item this week.
Hermione Everyday Socks for the hubby. The Hermione Everyday sock pattern is one of the easiest to memorize and doesn't loose the self striping of the yarn as many 'patterned' socks would. This is Diversity Yarn (again) in the self striping.
Most of my online yarn shops have stopped selling this yarn. I happened upon a clearance sale a couple of weeks ago and ordered 10 skeins of it. That will produce 10 pairs of socks for the hubby and myself. This is the first time I have made him a 'brown' pair of socks.
For church and when the need for long pants arises, he almost always wears tan Dockers. These will be perfect for those pants. And the best part......he will get 2 pair of them.
There is going to be some sewing happening soon. Maybe even this coming week.
Speaking of dogs. Do any of you have dogs that really like to chew one type of material? I have one that loves all things plastic. BUT........he only likes it when we are away from the house and it has to be MY plastic. Case in point:
This is the second knitting notions box he has chewed up. Was I angry? Yes and no. I know he has this issue yet, I still left this out where he could have easy access to it. When I discovered it (wrapped in the dog blankets) I had both dogs come and sit in front of me. I held up the pitiful box and asked "Which one of you did this?" The female dog looked directly at the male and he immediately hung his head, turned around and walked out of the room with his tail tucked between his legs. I had to leave the room so I could laugh. They are so much like raising kids again. There was no 'punishment' as I do not believe in hitting or even yelling at a dog. He knew he had been a bad doggie. He sat with my husband the rest of the evening. It wasn't until we went to bed that he came up to me and asked for loves. Of course I gave them to him. Both of my dogs were found wandering the streets of Phoenix. We have no idea how hard their lives were before we adopted them. Our job is to make sure they have the best possible life with us and to try and erase any horrors they may have suffered by other humans. (We know there was abuse from old injuries seen on xrays. Makes me cry just thinking about it)
Since I still needed a notions 'box' for my knitting supplies, I remembered my mom had given me something I thought might work.
Ta-Da! A very slim make-up pouch I used to keep my DPN's in. It is absolutely perfect and NOT plastic. It fits quite nicely in my project bags too. Even better than the little box did. So a win win for both Enrique and myself.
Hubby is just about ready to leave, so I will end this and go and double check he has everything he needs.
Until next time..............Happy Crafting!!!!!!