Thursday, September 07, 2006  

Still No FO Photo

The Irregulars have seen my latest FO, but unfortunately I haven't had a chance for a proper photo shoot yet, so stay tuned... I know, y'all are on the edge of your seats...

But LOOK! Over there! Cute cat picture!

I mentioned last time that I have been in a decluttering mood lately. My first major victim was the dresser - each drawer. I was fairly brutal and filled up 2 trader joe's bags with giveaway clothes. My strategy was pretty simple... take drawer out, go through each item and toss as required, replace drawer.

Yeah, I ran into a few difficulties with that last step.

In other {knitting} news, I'm slowly finishing my dad's Beara Peninsula Vest - I grafted each shoulder seam...

... and properly fortified myself to pick up and knit the corrugated ribbing on one of the armholes. Mission accomplished - 1 armhole down, 1 to go. And then apparently there's ribbing around the neck too... note to self - buy a case of Smithwicks next time.

(Smithwicks, incidentally, has been brewed here since 1710. Apparently, those Franciscans really know their beer...)

Other news? The puppy is finally feeling better - after an entire long weekend of doing this:

Those of you who know Abby in person will understand how worried we were when she wouldn't go on walks. Luckily, she seems to be fine now, although she doesn't quite understand why we won't carry her around everywhere like we did when she was sick...

We celebrated her feeling better (and my new haircut!) by having lunch at the doggy-friendly Pat Troy's in Alexandria - Abby was still on a restricted diet, so she had to have grilled chicken instead of the lamb stew. (I know, poor doggy!) I, on the other hand, had a Smithwick's.

And finally, Cindy, this one's for you...

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