Friday, February 02, 2007

I'm supposed to be.....

sleeping! Today is a Professional Development day at the schools so I didn't have to get up for the bus, breakfast, lunches etc. Even better was that Emma was invited to a sleepover at the neighbor's last night. But no - I was awoken at 7 am by my sweet (ugh!) Shih Tzu, Barkley's piercing bark. I tried to ignore him but I know what that bark means so up I get, pull on my coat and outside we go. Guess what? He would not come off the porch! No matter what I did, I'd lift him off, he'd jump back up, I'd lift him off, he'd jump back up. Is it possible that he knew of my plans and just wanted to ruin them. Anything's possible, I guess. It's now 1 1/2 hours later and not a peep out of him - I'm contemplating going back to bed but I bet as soon as my head hits the pillow he'll start again. Sneaky little dog!

I am knitting but can't post pictures because the socks are a gift and if the recipient sees them, then they will know exactly who they are for. But they are lovely, despite the fact that I had to tear them back to the cuff (I was at the heel flap) and change needles sizes.


I do have something I want to knit - I'm trying valiantly to avoid purchasing the yarn - it's the Lizard Ridge Blanket from Knitty. 24 balls of Kureyon! Given my one sock syndrome - I don't think it's a wise project for me - but still, that doesn't stop me from cruising the internet looking for a good price on the yarn. But still it's such a work of art! What would you do?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adapt the blanket pattern into a scarf! Much more manageable, and not as much yarn required!
Although, who doesn't want a giant stash of Kureyon?

Heather S

Terry said...

I had to laugh at your entry. I have a Shih Tzu "Ziggy" who tortures me too. He waits until I get comfortable with my knitting and then goes into a frenzy to go outside. Once outside he just stands on the porch and looks back at me. I have to go out on the porch and then he might go and do his business. Smart little creatures aren't they?

Isobel said...

You already know what I would do. It really is a fun project, and you knit each square one at a time until you have 24. They do knit up rather quickly, and once you have the pattern down, it's fairly easy to keep in your head. I would love to see a picture of Barkley some day, you already know what my two look like. As every owner of a Shih Tzu(s) knows they are a hoot, and boy do they have minds of their own.

Gale said...

I made this blanket last fall. It was great fun and, as isobel said, the squares knit up pretty quickly.