Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grey Ribbed Socks

Last weekend we took the dogs to a place where we could enclose them so they could run around. One corner of the fence is still torn apart, so Hubs took some bungies and made it so no one could escape. The little buggers had lots of open area, but they still insist on hovering in the cruddy corner, peeking out to see where they could escape to. (They run away, so they have to be totally enclosed or tied.)

Someone left a tennis ball there that had a handle on it. Maggie has it here, you can see the handle part hanging out of her mouth, running away from Jewel. We took some other toys, too, but this one was the most popular.

Jewel doesn't have a lot of stamina, she's kinda portly. Scrawning, crow-poor-looking Maggie can outrun her no problem. Jewel was content to lay around with the boys after the initial frenzy.

We're not sure what happened. Jewel was fine while we were there, but when we got home she was limping. In the evening she was limping quite badly. She never fell or cried out or anything, so it's a mystery as to what she did. We felt all around her legs, and nothing felt swollen or broken or out of place, and she didn't growl or fuss when we did this, either. The next day was Sunday, and she didn't limp nearly as bad, and she didn't play with Maggie likes she usually does, either. Monday morning she was barely limping at all, so I figured she pulled something and was healing up, hoping there wouldn't have to be a vet appointment. I went to work, and when I got home at suppertime she was still good. But in the evening she started raving with Maggie, and she jumped off the back of the sofa and started limping again. (Still nowhere near as bad as the first night.) Knock on wood she isn't limping any more, and I've been keeping an eye on her when she plays with Maggie. I've yelled at her a few times when she's jumped up on the back of the sofa, and she jumps down to the seat then the floor instead of right to the floor.

I finished up a pair of plain socks for a friend who is moving away on the 21st. Started these on March 4, finished on the 9th. They are made with two skeins of Invicta sock yarn on 2.25mm needles, a basic 3x2 rib. Ravely details here.

I've got a rotten cold, thanks to the Littlest One. I had to miss Knit Nite last night, I was not impressed. I think the Oldest One is getting it now. He missed school today, but it was just the morning anyways, parent-teacher day. He's hoping to get there tomorrow as there is a hockey game between the teachers and the grade six team, and he wants to watch it. Next week they're off for March Break.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

Plain socks are my favourite! They look so cozy. :o)

Sorry to hear you're sick - we're all struggling with it, here, too. Nasty.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Hope both you and the dog are better soon and nobody needs an appointment with the vet! :))

5:05 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

My mom's do Lady does that every once in a while... probably just twisted the wrong way and pulled something... just like people.

Love the socks!

Hope you feel better soon.

8:30 PM  

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