Apollo’s Auntie Ande made him his very own baby. He is insane about it! Kill the squirrel! That squirrel appears all over the house, taunting Apollo with his faux-hawk hairdo, and mocking smile. Some days it’s just too much to bear:
After a valiant battle, the squirrel submits to his fate …. or HAS he?!
To continue another day!
Yesterday the poopers had their annual vet appointment. It went very well. They are fit and hale and healthy and it wasn’t TOO scary. Sabrina’s put on a couple of pounds, which she can easily handle and Apollo is about the same. We had several errands to run yesterday afternoon, in addition to the vet appointment, so we made a family afternoon of it.
As a little treat for doing so well at their vet appointment, we bought this stupid rubber chicken dog toy for them. Apollo’s much more leery of it than Sabrina and we have to make sure we put it away at bedtime so we don’t wake up at 3 in the morning listening to this:
Oh, that cracks me up. Apollo was so terribly brave to go in there at the end and nibble on the chicken’s toes! (And yes, I know my voice is two octaves higher whenever I talk to my baby boy, Apollo.)
So in addition to working on the Mr. Greenjeans aka Monsieur Aurora Borealis (Rav link), I’ve started the super secret project. Here’s a teaser:
I’m digging those fabUlous fish stitch markers courtesy of Ande!
As the super secret project recipient may or may not read this blog, I must be vague. And greyscale. 🙂
I am so, so loving the mmmMalabrigo I’m using for Mr. Greenjeans:
The mods I can see me doing to the pattern will be to make the torso length about 14″ or so, much the same as I did for the February Lady Sweater (Rav link) and I will also make the sleeves full length. I’ll have to run some numbers to see how full I want to make the sleeves, though.
And I also dug through my sock yarn stash and pulled out some nicely aged Regia 4-fädig in a sort of dark chili pepper colour (#5571). I’m going to make them with the harris tweed/waffle texture stitch and I can’t wait to see how the colour variations will work up!
After yet one more morning of ridiculously cold (i.e. -40° C) temps, I am now officially CRANKY about this damn weather. Enough!! Be gone! And take that damn ever-present wind chill with ya!