The Neat Trick

The Neat Trick about keeping a project at work and knitting through lunch hour is that you may end up with a finished object even when you feel like you really aren’t knitting at all lately.

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That is how I ended up with another spiral scarf. The yarn is Miss Marja’s handspun and I really enjoyed knitting the gradient of it!

This brings me to 48% of my goal of knitting 40 projects this year. Very helpful when the other goal is to knit down stash and all I am doing right now is adding yarns to my stash through spinning.

In other news, the dogs and family went out early this morning to participate in a run to support local dog rescues. It was good fun! We sent Rose with Miss Butterfly’s dad so she could run fast with him, and then the rest of us walked with Lizzie. Rose’s nerves did quite well, there were a couple of difficult moments but by and large she seemed to have a great time. Miss Butterfly’s dad says she did pretty well overall, and really got the hang of it in the second half of her run. Despite the fact he’s a fast runner, he struggled to keep up with her, which is no surprise to those of us who take her to the dog park regularly. I do hope he wants to run with her again. We were fortunate to have a break in the rain so that we didn’t get wet, though the trails were very muddy. We were also fortunate that the temperature was extremely pleasant.

Mr. Ink had to work after that, so we had to grab both dogs and head home while Miss Butterfly and her dad and step mom stuck around to visit the vendors and pick up free treats for the dogs. Now I am getting that enjoyable rare opportunity to have the house to myself with two extremely sleepy and quiet dogs. It’s been a pretty lovely saturday so far!

6 thoughts on “The Neat Trick

  1. Rare time at home is treasured! We saw a woman BEGGING her dog to get up and continue to walk the other day in the City of Chicago. I felt badly for the dog. She was getting more and more impatient. I thought of how our trainer told us to have peanut butter on a spoon and hold it in front of the dog to get it to learn to heel…..
    that lady needed a proverbial carrot on a stick.

  2. Time at home with tired dogs IS rare! I hope you did something fun and relaxing with your time. That scarf is very nice! I know what you mean about knitting at lunch. It’s about the only time I work on socks (that and meetings) and I generally make 5 or 6 pairs a year. Not too bad!

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