3.04.2009

I'm still here

Just been really busy. Driving. Everyone. Everywhere. It's amazing the difference in our schedules and how we've tried to adjust to being a one-vehicle family over the past 3 weeks. It's sort of insanity, actually. No sign of the stolen truck or contents. The insurance has said they'd wait 3 weeks to see if it turned up so next week we only just start the claim for loss.

On the knitting front the chocolate scarf was set aside as were all of my other crafting projects. I have enough yarn left to complete one more 12-row repeat before I cast off the Crest of the Wave scarf. I played around a lot with fringe, tassels, beads... and have decided I like it best without any adornments. I'm hoping to finally get it done this evening and blocking will happen in the next day or 2. I never did get to my LYS to pick up blocking wires so I'm going to try to block this scarf using dental floss instead of the wires, plus pins. Has anyone done this or have any suggestions for me? I won't post FO photos for bit though because I want to gift it first as a surprise and will only be seeing the recipient the weekend after this coming one.

The clocks change this weekend. I'm very pleased about that. Much earlier then in years past. Hopefully spring comes earlier too?? I can only hope. It will be wonderful to have an extra hour of daylight after work to be outside and get things done. This weekend I'm going to be gone at a rally obedience trial with my 2 black standard poodles. It's be nice to get back into the competitive groove again.

I had a wonderful time watching poodles in the show ring when I went to watch with a friend. We were hit by a nasty snow storm so I ended up stranded away from home and stayed at my friends place. She was a gracious hostess and we had a marvelous time. It was an entire unexpected weekend away from home. I should know better then to travel hours away from home in Ontario in February without an overnight bag just in case.... oh well. It made it more adventurous. Everyone was warm, safe and sound so it was fine.

Hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying the start of March!

12 comments:

Philigry said...

glad you are home safe. yes! the clocks change. i hope i don't forget.

Annie said...

Insurance can be a blessing but also a pain! Hope it all works out for you.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Glad you had a fun weekend out with your friends! So sorry about the one vehicle....I can feel your pain on that front only because with my husband surgery we were one family in one care (with one driver) for six weeks and it was a lot of togetherness :).

PrincessPea said...

The poodle show/unplanned weekend away sounds like fun! Hope the truck turns up or the insurance pay out quickly...

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I'm glad you checked in....I've been thinking about you! I figured it might be a busy time for you as these type of events are not only upsetting they are also disruptive of regular routines. So sorry no luck on getting the tools back.

Obedience trials? Neither Steve nor I are strong in discipline so you can only imagine the lack of obedience around here. Shocking.

I personally only ever block with pins. Never used wires or dental floss :) Do tell how that goes!

JoAnn said...

Good luck showing your poodles this weekend.

Yes, I am looking forward to the clocks being changed. Spring isn't too far away. Now if all this snow would just melt...

Journeying Five said...

nice to get away and do something you enjoy!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

One vehicle for your active family couldn't be easy. I hope insurance gets things sorted out quickly. Looking forward to seeing the Crest of the Wave scarf. You'll have to let everyone know how the dental floss worked out. Hope to see you, Chase and Piper this weekend.

Alison Boon said...

Hope you do get an early spring. I agree with you on the mall front, definitely overwhelming and unnecessary.

t does wool said...

hey,glad you are still here!! and I agree with Claudia...let me know how the blocking goes :)

raining sheep said...

Hope everything works out with the insurance company...nothing more annoying than dealing with insurance. Sounds like you are very busy; at least you can still find a bit of time to knit :) Hugs.

Sheila said...

How did the blocking with dental floss go? I heard that blocking this way is easy. Some like it better than blocking wires. Snow storms and travel make for havic. Glad you had a good show.

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