Bad blogger

For someone who only blogs once a week, I’m not even keeping up with that very well.  This past weekend was not only taken up with school stuff, it was a very discouraging one as well.  We had some difficulties with Hester and were convinced that this would be her last week with us.  We even discussed taking her in today.  But we increased her pain medication and she is doing so well that we decided to wait a little longer.  However, it did bring home to us that her time with us is growing short and will probably be measured in weeks rather than months.  Although not primarily a lap dog, she is getting plenty of snuggle time, which is a great comfort for us both.

Lapdog

On a happier note, this has been a great week for lace.  Although the rows are getting exponentially longer and progress has slowed, there has still been quite a lot accomplished on Garden Path:

Gardenshawl

Pictures will not get better from here on out – it will look more and more like a big blue blob.

I was so excited to hear that Sharon Miller’s Princess Shawl  has been re-released.  I first saw this right after the original run was sold out.  I was so dismayed to hear that it would not be released for another five years.  I waited patiently and as soon as it was released, I ordered.  I have received my pattern and I actually grew a little weak in the knees looking it over.  It is indeed a very complex knit, but I think I am up for it.  I’ll be swatching this weekend and will get the yarn on order for a planned start date of January 1st.

This weekend should be fun – I’m going to spend it with my sister in Seattle.  This is a gift from her to me – a four star hotel, shopping and high tea.  I’ll be taking my laptop with me and will try to blog if I can.  However, I’ve found that swanky hotels aren’t always the most likely to have free wi-fi.  I guess they figure if you can afford the room, you can afford to pay extra.

And on a much, much happier note – I leave you with a first smile:

Smile

 

6 thoughts on “Bad blogger

  1. What sweet pictures, both dear snuggly Hester, and baby’s first smile. This is my fist view of the Princess Shawl – oh my- beautiful. But it convinces me that you dedicated lace knitters are gluttons for punishment!

  2. I’m so sorry about Hester, Dorothy. I know this is such a difficult time for you and your family. But snuggles really help. The shawl is gorgeous even if it is a blob right now. Nothing like blocking lace. And the baby’s smile is a wonderful way to end the post. Life does go on.

  3. Hi Dorothy! What an eventful last few weeks you’ve had! Congratulations on your new Granddaughter! A special love for Hester. We lost our mini schnauzer, Maggie, last summer. It was a hard decision but we knew when the time was right, and she went peacefully. A hug for you, too.

  4. Looking at that sweet puppy just breaks my heart, I cannot imagine your sadness Dorothy — but I know you are sharing quality moments together and making sweet Hester happy and very loved.

    What a beautiful pic of your new grandaughter – you got some good genes there woman! šŸ™‚

  5. Very pretty blue blob, no doubt because of all the help from Hester. Give her a hug from me. And hugs to you, too, as you go through this difficult time.

    Have fun this weekend.

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