Woolpet Puppies

Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and last day of May!   Over the weekend, I ventured up to Dog House Yarns and I came home with a little kit so that I can try to craft a little felted JRT to go with the big ol’ felted basset I was gifted.

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Close one eye and squint…  we can pretend that’s a JRT, right?  Oh well.  It’s similar enough that *IF* I get the hang of felting at all, I MIGHT be able to get the right colors and craft a JRT… maybe?

May 2012 005And someone wanted to see the sand made from jeans yarn.   There it is.  It’s not a very exciting photo, but I’m hoping it will yield a great little neutral shruggish-vesty-bolero thing I can get a lot of use out of this summer and beyond.

Before I forget, Gretchen is whining  has a few questions for the dog walkers out there. 

Now, for the thankful part.  My girlfriends don’t get enough press.  Today’s a little bittersweet… one of them is moving away.  Now, I know our community is rather transient, what with the University and all, but the Knight and I are both natives, and I’m really good at denial as a coping mechanism…  That, and as much grief as I give podunk, I really wouldn’t want to permanently reside anywhere else.  We’re not far from the mountains, the ocean, a couple of big cities, and yet we’re fairly rural.  Except when I’m shopping, I love it here, and I can’t understand why everyone doesn’t put down roots and stay forever.

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My friend and #2 at #1’s “Chief for the Day” experience, 2010

I digress.  Anyway, it’s been my pleasure to be her friend, to watch her family grow from newlyweds to one, two and now three beautiful children, and two of the sweetest, best-behaved dogs on top of it all.  (A Newfie and a Labradoodle)  She and her husband have been remarkably supportive of the League and several other non-profits in the community and while I know they aren’t delighted to leave, I’m having trouble not pouting out loud about it. 

Yes, we live in an age of air travel and Facebook will keep us connected too, but it’s not the same as a sweet smile, a big hug, or even an eye roll when needed.   I am really glad that I got to know her and her family, but they will be missed, greatly.

What are you thankful for today?

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13 comments on “Woolpet Puppies

  1. Nichole says:

    I’m thankful for time at home with the dogs this spring… it’s been wonderful. Not exactly financially, but ah well… I’m loving time on the back deck!

  2. Katherine says:

    I’m sorry to hear your friends are moving away! It is so hard to adjust to a friend no longer being present in our lives. I always want to go with them when lives take divergent paths, and I always promise to stay in touch but you know how that goes. Good luck to them in their new adventure and good thoughts for you who will stay behind. Where ever it leads, life is good!!

  3. gmariesews says:

    hmmm – nice thankful list. Let’s see:
    *wisteria on my vine
    *healthy, patient dogs
    *hubby feeling slightly better
    *velveteen friends
    *my crafty-ness
    *cooking
    *rain showers today
    *getting an oil change – the flip side of that? putting less than 5k miles a year on my car.

    g

  4. kathy b says:

    Oh I LOVE the sandy yarn..thanks for the image….it weill be beautifully understated….

    Keeping in touch is much easier these days! I remember writing LETTERS>.how archaic!

    IM thankful for the soft and steady rain falling on my newly planted gardens.
    Im thankful for Fireman spending a quiet day with me at home.
    Im thankful for anyone who comments on my blog!
    Im thankful for easy knit patterns that folks write up clearly for me to enjoy

  5. AlisonH says:

    That last month we got to go visit our dear friends Lisa and Mike in their home they built in Michigan after moving away from us15 years ago. Finally!

    Old friends stay friends.

  6. Blond Duck says:

    I’m thankful Ben didn’t kill me when I scraped my car along the garage.

  7. Marjie says:

    Sorry your friend is moving away; air travel isn’t all it’s cracked up to be these days, is it? I’m thankful that Ryan took his last final exam today, and tomorrow I can sleep beyond 7:02AM!

  8. Kathy says:

    or even an eye roll when needed

    Hmm, you don’t happen to be reading the 50 Shades of Grey books, do you? Lots of eye-rolling in there. Which leads me to what I am thankful for: my Kindle so no one on the plane last weekend could see what I was reading!

  9. Thankful that in today’s world we can see and hear our absent friends easily! Or, even those who have always lived far away…hint,hint. SKPYE is a wonderful thing.

  10. Sue says:

    Can’t wait to see your felted doggy and hear about the experience.

    Our neighbors came over to say goodbye yesterday morning while Rob and I were having breakfast. We hugged and chatted for a few minutes and when we went back inside the dogs,probably Samba and Sky had eaten all our breakfast.

    New neighbors started moving in today.

  11. Barbara says:

    That is such a cute kit, Chan. Can’t wait to see what you turn out.
    Old friends are the best friends and that will never change. You’ll miss her. Skype is a great way to stay connected…it’s almost like being there.
    Today I’m grateful for 1) a really hopeful house showing yesterday and….
    2) I won $43 at bingo last night. 🙂

  12. Amy says:

    Today, I’m thankful for a little extra sleep and the cats allowing me to have it.:-) I’ve noticed that they are getting better about not waking me up early, or if they try, and I don’t get up, they don’t fight the issue.

  13. Blond Duck says:

    In person trumps computer any day!

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