Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ups and Downs.......

How has your week been?  Mine has been filled with Ups and Downs.....I visited Max several times during the week and  I think it was Tuesday or Wednesday that I really saw him take a turn for the better.....it was obvious to me that he was in less pain.....

However, my excitement was short lived....after having him home for 3 days I realized that this was no life for Max.  He still woke up in pain in the middle of the night and he had no control over his bladder and bowels.  I was ready to get a wheelchair, but a life in a diaper with no control and still in pain is not a good/healthy life....so I had to put him down.....I am a sick mess over it, but I know I tried my best and it was the right decision.......He is already missed so much and not only by me....Love you Max!

So....on to the knitting.....I finished a hat for Paige that I was certain was going to be too small, but she likes it.  I think I will order more of this yarn and make her the same hat but a bit looser.

I also started (and almost finished) another hat....this one is with DK and mohair held together....I am really liking the way it is turning out....I tried to finish last night, but I have about 14 more rows of decreases...I should have a finished hat to show you next week....the yarn is new too (I just got it)...it is Farmer's Daughter Yarn....and I am really enjoying it!

I also worked on the test cardigan....I am about to start some decreases for shaping:

I got my Biscotte DK Pure yarn for my 2nd vortex cardigan...this one is going to have a brioche ribbing border with 2 colors....I cannot wait to start!

Paige would love one of these for Jaz....anyone know where I can find the pattern?  or is if it is even knit or crochet?  Any help is appreciated

I broke down an used my new Christmas Mug from Darlene...I wanted to wait till Dec 1 to use with advent calendar, but oh well....I love the mug.....I have waited on using the tea though....just 18 more days and I am can use Dec 1 tea :)

Antonio made a tie dye shirt with Chris....he loves it!

Well, that is all I have.....have a great week and hug your babies!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Prayers or Good Vibes for Max

I have some very sad news....this past Friday Max hurt himself.  I am not sure how he did it....I just heard a whimper and he came in the doggie door with his back legs dragging.  I took him to ER where they said he needs surgery (for $5k-$10k with no guarantee), so I am trying acupuncture (suggested by a friend).  Max is at the Dr office today and he gets acupuncture daily.  It is not looking good, but the acupuncture is helping a little....I need it to help more, so any prayers or good vibes/thoughts are welcome.

Max LOVES the acupuncture!

I also got a very heart warming card from the friend who referred me to the clinic...Thank you Jill!

I do not know who this is, I just thought it was cute the puppy was zonked out and thought I would share:

Other than that.......Wow!  Can you believe it is already November?  Did you have a great Halloween? 

I went to Paige's to pass out candy and re-install her Nest Thermostat....more on that soon......she and Antonio had a great time as Jason and Freddy!

I worked on Paige's Thermostat and I ended up frying it (I have no clue how!)....so I had to buy another and install it and I also got a whole new toilet flush replacement kit and fixed her toilet....I hope that is enough Mommy Fix Up for a while!  Oh, and there was a spider (bottom right corner) that I did not notice....yikes!

I also made Paige some Pumpkin Bread she asked for....so I think I have filled my mommy quota for a while.....LOL....do you really ever fill a mommy quota?

I did my part with a blood donation this past week too....I missed the last one because I was not feeling well, so I donated this time.

Last week I told you that Darlene's daughter, Shyla, started her own etsy store.....look at these cute reindeer she makes...only $25 a set!

She also makes these cool phone stands!

Okay, on to the knitting (this is a knitting blog....well the life of an addicted knitter's life too...LOL).....I did not knit much during the week at all....Tuesday I made the pumpkin bread and edited podcast #26, Wednesday and Thursday I was at Paige's house doing honey do lists....Friday. Saturday and Saturday I was busy with Max (and I had Antonio Friday and Saturday and Celeste and Cat on Sunday).....but I was able to knit a little on my 2 Test Knit Cardigans.......Vortex and Brise-soliel.

I worked a little on Paige's socks (they are much more mindless and went to ER with me).

Well, that is all I have....Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!