Oh please, people. No potty photos here. Goodness. We’ve always politely called it the library…
That’s the not so little princess on her throne. More precisely, that’s Sissy attempting to assert herself, as she claims my spot on the sofa, after dragging the throw pillows and the blanket (yes Pissy, the ERVFC throw, but we got two with the intent that one would be used and abused) around, and even moving the sofa cushions to suit her. After all of that, she refused to look at the camera. Diva?
Happy Dogs on Thursday, little Friday and whoohooo, Anita will be here this evening! There’s one other little bit of DoT business.
Sorry about the glare, but I wanted you to see the pawprint there in the bottom of the black marble. You see, that’s Sissy’s seal of approval, which withstood Hanna’s downpours to the extent you see there.
I needed Sissy’s approval, because there was a problem with the stone. I was almost physically ill when I got the box from our mail carrier, because I knew it was too small. The Knight made a mistake, and offered to re-order. I tried not to show HOW upset I was, and suggested we take it outside and look at it before ordering another one, because honestly, what do you do with a spare gravestone?
They’re the same types of stones, same dealer, but clearly, the sizes are very different. That’s not what I’d envisioned, but it seemed foolhardy to order another. So, we took it to the garden and I set it in place, and stepped back, trying to like it. Sissy trotted by, and I asked her what she thought. She made a wide circle around the garden, and then hopped up in the raised garden and pranced right across the spot you see above, leaving a muddy, gravelly paw print on the stone. I’m sure she scratched it a tiny bit, but that little sign let me sigh, laugh and tell the Knight to let it be.
Chief Pissy stopped by later the same afternoon. I say this with love, but the man has more than a few OCD issues. He rather candidly informed the Knight that it was lovely… and what was the problem? Mugsy was a smaller dog, so why wouldn’t his stone be smaller? That soothed me enough that when the Knight’s buddy, normally a very practical, reasonable man, announced that the stones should match, I was able to shrug, and share Sissy’s seal of approval story. He then agreed that if Sissy thought it was right, it must be.
There’s a little FO report to do too. VERY little FO. As in, smaller than I meant for it to be…
The KDO hat:
Pattern: Hot Head from Stitch ‘n Bitch. I used the small instructions on a smaller needle to make a small child’s hat, and boy, I sure got a SMALL hat. I made a few changes.
- I knitted in the round. Why seam when you don’t have to?
- I started the decreases after 26 rounds, in keeping with the pattern’s other attempts at sizing.
- I didn’t change colors. I just used a happy yarn. I don’t know whether it is self-striping or just has really long variegated runs.
Yarn: I’ve already confessed that I used Bernat Softee Chunky in the circus colorway. I maintain that there’s nothing wrong with a no-extra care needed yarn, especially when you have no idea who will receive the hat. (And yes, you DO see Missy Sissy running at full tilt!)
Needles : An unknown brand of #8, 24-inch bamboo circs.
Verdict: Meh. I’m disgusted with how small it is, but it was a very quick knit and will do its job for some very small child.
I don’t know when I’ll post again, but rest assured it will include photos and a full report on KDO. Tomorrow, I’m only coming in to do payroll, and then Anita and I will do a few things around town, then head north to meet up with Michelle and Amanda for dinner and some shopping at the KDO marketplace. We’ll travel home Saturday night, and then Anita will continue southward on Sunday…
What’s up for your weekend?