Not much knitting content today, but pictures of our new family member:
We picked up Hester on Tuesday. On the 45 minute ride home, she calmly gazed out the window and then laid down and went to sleep. She is truly the sweetest puppy – very calm. If we had to choose one word to describe her, it would “lady”. She has settled right into our routine at home and learned to use the doggy door and so far only one accident inside. Kirby, on the other hand, is NOT pleased, as you can see from the picture. That is definitely a doggy pout. For the first four hours he barked at her every time she moved – gave me a splitting headache! Now he’s decided that since yelling at her has not driven her away, he will try ignoring her. He will not even look her in the eye. Hester, on the other hand, has decided to be more proactive. She’ll go up to him, bump him with her nose and then flop over onto her back to say, “See, I’m not a threat – you can still be top dog. But can we play?” Kirby will have nothing to do with her. She’ll keep persisting until he gets annoyed and chases her away. Then she’ll sit across the room eyballing him for awhile and then start all over again. I think she will wear him down eventually.
And another picture of how sweet and cuddly she is:
I started another Surprise Jacket, this time in a worsted weight. I also worked a bit on the Pacific Northwest Shawl, but no progress pictures that are the least bit exciting. This weekend will be taken up cleaning and studying for the most part, so I don’t expect to have much more to show. But maybe more cute puppy pictures!