I have had a few setbacks this week and was feeling a bit discouraged and defeated, but working on this tiny little hat for the Preemie Project, reminded me of all the blessings in life that I do have. The saying on the little 5" Torquay plate says it all ;-) It is hard to believe that this tiny 3 inch hat would actually fit a baby, but it will.
One of the biggest disappointments, is that I will not be able to be a vendor at the NETA SPA. My husband wasn't too keen on me going away for a weekend and leaving him to care for the dogs and the puppies, but he was willing to do that as he knew how much I wanted to go. This week however, 4 of the adult dogs became very sick. I rushed Dora to the emergency vet the other night, as I was worried sick about her. What came back is that they have Giardia. The kicker is, I think that they may have picked it up at the vets when I had the girls in for xrays. Of course, it could have been dirty water from the warm, melting temps that we have had as well, who knows. The bottom line is, my husband pretty much put his foot down about having to take care of sick dogs and medicating them. Although, they should be on the mend by then, I know that this is not the year for me to be away........I would be too worried. Needless to say, this has been a shi**y week for me, in every sense of the word. I apologize for my lack of responding to comments.....I really have not felt very well this week, but I appreciate each and every kind word!
Because I have been dyeing like a crazy woman in anticipation of the Spa, I will have new fibers to sell here. This bunch that you see on the left, "Woodrose", is one that I dyed earlier in the week. When I looked at the fabric that came from a stash sale, that I made a nice dent in, 2 days later, I had to chuckle as the colors are virtually the same......what does that say about me.....LOL?. I do have a bunch of these rovings, but only 4 of the balls with the brighter green. (that was a dyeing error...grin)
One nice thing to smile about this week is the Unloved Sock Swap. At the PO earlier in the week was a package from Finland. I couldn't remember ordering anything, so I couldn't imagine what was awaiting me.
Ahh......the sock yarn swap! Inside the package were 2 skeins of Regia cotton yarn, 8 beautiful buttons and the prize......a tiny pair of knitted fairisle mittens pin. I am beyond impressed that anyone could do color work on such a small project. Thank you Lene! As you can see, the little preemie hat was made with this yarn and the rest will be a pair of socks for my youngest daughter, Hannah, who loves the yarn. She is one who appreciates a pair of handmade socks!
Thankfully the Giardia did not seem to affect either of the mothers, nor their babies. You can see that Bliss's litter is growing.......can you believe this baby lounging on his back?? LOL......he is one dude that knows how to relax!
I will leave you all with this little collage of Bliss's kids at 12 days. Although I will not be participating in the Knitting Olympics, I will be with you all in spirit, cheering you on and raising my wine glass to your successes!