Water, water everywhere! Well, not exactly everywhere. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ll remember that water mains and I have a checkered history. Several years ago a water main burst in front of my office, flooding the parking lot to the extent that firemen were actually diving right where my Mini usually parks (I got it out in time). A couple of weeks ago the construction workers on the highway broke a water main in front of our house. This is what greeted me when I arrived at work this morning:
Another water main burst – even worse than before (yes, that is part of the highway that is missing). The resulting flood actually came up under the building into our office, soaking the carpets. We have no water, so the office is shut down for the day, with hopes that we will be able to open tomorrow. On the bright side, I got an unexpected day off, with pay.
So, I can catch up on few last minute items before I go. First off, a model shot for Marguerite:
I managed to find some buttons on island and finished it. I’m pretty pleased with the fit, although I thought the waist shaping would show up more. But I guess if you don’t have a waist to start with, shaping one into a sweater isn’t going to do any good! It also looks dreadful buttoned up – really emphasizes the no-waist thing. But I’m kind of used to that. On the plus side, a long vest worn open over a tucked in shirt actually makes me look as if I do have a waist.
Yesterday we went down the island for a "Wag and Walk" with Hester. The event itself wasn’t all that great, but it gave us a day out with her and we were able to try out some leash-free trails. It was a great day and Hester was beautifully behaved in the leash-free areas. We had a wonderful day of making memories with her:
Lest you think we discriminated against Kirby, he hates riding in the car and is a nervous wreck around big dogs, so he stayed at home. Hester, on the other hand, is as calm as all get out in the car and around other dogs.
It looks like I’ll have enough time to finish up my I Love Gansey socks before I go. I’m past the heel and all gusset stitches have been decreased. I probably won’t post before I go, but I’ll take a picture and will have internet access at Ben & Abby’s. See you then!
Update – finished:
I Love Gansey socks. Pattern by Janine Le Cras. Yarn – Regia Silk. Size 0 needles.