24 inches of wet, heavy snow is expected up here in the North Country before this storm ends sometime tomorrow.
This much snow, means a day of fun for kids and dogs alike. I guess Ole Phil, was right when he said 6 more weeks of winter!
The littlest girl ended up an infection in her umbilical cord, which is life threatening and a major cause of death in puppies. It causes a systemic infection, which can quickly destroy the dog's internal organs. Hopefully we caught it in time with antibiotics and probiotics. Baby girl seems to have turned that proverbial corner and this morning she was up to 4.8 oz and feeling a little less skeletal. She is nursing on her own and keeping up with the others now.
To keep it in perspective however, here is a picture of the little girl with her biggest brother. He is weighing in at a whopping 13.8 oz! The other girl is now up to a healthy 6.3 oz and I am feeling very good about her developing into a healthy pup.
Thanks again everyone for your good vibes!!!
This lovely bunch of wool was in the mail this week. I had first seen a scarf/hat set made with this Noro yarn on Norma's page. The colors really caught my eye. I am working on a special "red" project, but I wanted to inject some pink into it as well, as the woman who this set will be for is a breast cancer survivor.
My first attempt was going to be this scarf.........but the thicker Noro just wasn't meant for this scarf......sooooooooooo ripppppppp. Next, I pulled out my Everyone's Favorite Hat & Scarf pattern that I picked up in Rhinebeck this fall. Norma used this pattern and I loved the set, so I know it will work with this yarn.
I thought that I had grabbed the size 13 needles required for the pattern.....but in my tired haze, it was the size 11's that I grabbed. Now in the picture......they really look the same, but when you feel them.......yup, there is a huge difference, so the one on the left is going to frog pond tonight......
Pattern: Opera Scarf
Yarn: Filaro Kid Illusion (wool, mohair, rayon, nylon)
Needles: 10 1/2