Friday, April 20, 2007

A Decision Has Been Made

Our black Lab Sam got his stitches out this morning. They all love him at the Vets office. Labs are such wonderful pets.

Tomorrow I leave for another trip to Nantucket then Boston then back to Nantucket before heading back to Maryland. I plan to knit on this trip! I found myself in a litte quandary (see the March 23rd post) and have made decision. I'm going with option c.) Start the Dale of Norway Fox Sweater!
The fox pattern can be found in Dale of Norway book #66. It has the black with red foxes or blue with salmon heather foxes. Dale of Norway book #107 contains the black with copper foxes. I'm planning to knit the black with copper version using Heilo.

I was supposed to attend Meg Swansen's knitting camp this year. I had a guaranteed spot because I didn't make it into last years camp due to being wait listed. Stupid me forgot to register by the deadline so I lost my spot. I was really looking forward to it too.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Poor Sammy!

I'm back from an extended trip to Nantucket. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll have an occupancy permit soon and we'll be able to move back into our cottage.

While I was away our Lab Sam had a medical emergency. Sam suddenly developed a huge cyst. Initially the vet treated it with heavy doses of antibiotics with plans to surgically remove it. It responded well to the drugs and a decision was made to cancel his surgery. While I was away the cyst reared its ugly head and Sam had to go to the emergency room. The next day he had surgery. It was shocking to see how big the incision was. Poor guy!While on Nantucket I stayed with my good friend Nancy Chase. She let me tinker around her ivory shop while she worked. I found a beautiful slice from a whale tooth in one of her scrap caches. I sanded and buffed it and Nancy put it on a piece of leather. I now have a beautiful necklace that serves a dual purpose as an eye glass holder. The picture doesn't do it justice.
I brought my knitting with me on my trip but did not knit a stitch. Tomorrow I leave for Boston for a few days.