Monday, April 07, 2008

April Socks

Vanilla Fortissima Socka socks for the store. Started March 31, finished April 6. Standard 60sts on 2.25mm needles, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts. I like this colorway and may have to make myself a pair. Good for mens socks, too. Must be a discontinued colorway since I can't find it on their web site.

Now I will try to concentrate on some UFOs. I think I'll try to finish my sweater and nephew's sweater before I cast on anything new. (Of course, I will probably break down and cast on a pair of socks. Don't know how long I can go without starting some socks.)

Took these shots of Simba the other day. Jewel was in barking mode at him. He was NOT impressed. This is his "leave me alone" face.

This is his evil-in-the-middle-of-a-hiss face, saying, "get the hell outta here, I said!" We ended up rescuing him to the back of the house. But he's an instigator and won't stay in the back. If Jewel is laying down being good he comes out, walks right by her, meows, then it's on. Then he's hateful. He'll chase her across the floor, swatting all the way, she thinks he's playing.

Jewel graduated from obedience class last week. She got a nice certificate and special home-made doggie treats. Hank didn't make it. Marti was sick. (I have his certificate and treats.) She flunked the first game with flying colors. She's always done well on recall in class, but she decided it was more fun to play with the other dogs. Took me probably a minute or more to get her to finally come to me. The other dogs did it in 6 and 8 seconds. But she redeemed herself and won the next two games. One was stay, she made it 57 seconds before she moved, and that was because one of the other dogs had started moving around. The last game was a relay game. Sit, down, stay, stand, all in different orders, whatever the trainer told us to do, one at a time. She did all of them on the first command, stayed, and let me walk around her, all in 45 seconds. We took her to the little tennis court again today, and she did excellent on recall between hubby and I and even went to the Littlest One when he called her.

Well, I should get going. The Littlest One is impatiently waiting outside for me to put the swings back on the swing set. They were taken off for the winter. The forecast for all this week so far is fairly nice and sunny.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Donna said...

Love the Simba pictures. No doubt what that cat is thinking.
The socks look very nice and would be great for the male of the species!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Laughing at the cat pictures . A picture truly is worth a thousand words in this case.Very nice socks , I can't get over how quickly you knit them up -it seems like a pair a week.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Bea said...

The socks are great. I was going to say the kitty was pretty but second shot is scary.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Hurray for being able to put the swings back on!
Truly wonderful socks too!
Wow, now that is a cat to not mess with.

2:12 PM  

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