Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I've got mail: Day 2

I can't seem to find my camera's memory card to visually document my second item. I've been teetering on the edge of meltdown this week (and crud, it's only Wed.). I don't like to bring negativity to the interwebs (Jebus knows it has enough of that already), but well, look:

Don't you give me the stink eye. You wouldn't be in the cone of shame if you didn't consistently try to chew off your stabilizer.

Sammy had surgery last Friday (9 hours of it) to try to correct a gap in his elbow joint that developed as a result of some puppyhood injury that occurred before we adopted him. The red thing on his (shaven and kind of ridiculous looking) left leg is a skeletal fixator to try to stretch out his bone. We have to keep the pins clean and change his bandages daily-a two person job-and my copilot learned at the last minute that he had to go out to the client site for work. The client site in Seattle. So, I'm sequestered with ol' cripple and tending for him mostly solo, with some wonderful help from one of my friends with the bandage changing. If you're reading this, YOU'RE A LIFESAVER.

But the swap package could not have arrived at a better time. Every time I get too stressed out, I can go in the pantry and treat myself to a little knitting surprise. Last night it was a copy of the fall issue of Interweave Knits--I love having books with patterns, so why in the world have I never looked into knitting magazines? It's perfect! It also has a sweet hat pattern that calls for my Malabrigo yarn. I was thinking hat...


  1. Oh no!! Not the cone of shame! Glad your pup is on the mend, but wish your week was going better. It is good the timing of the swap box worked for when you seem to need it most!

  2. The cone of shame? Is he talking in a squeaky voice now? Poor puppy. Can't wait to see what you knit with your Malabrigo. Just be warned, it's addictive.

  3. Poor baby look at the sad look on his face. Makes me want to slip him some treats to cheer him up.