Monday, February 26, 2007

Yarn and "The Bus"

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the DH brought home Bettis aka The Bus. I took (or should I say, pushed, pulled and carried) him to the vet office for his check up and scheduled "clip and snip" as we call it. I attempted this feat with "The Bus", the yorktese and the lhasa apsa. Mind you, the DH was at work. They all checked out fine. The Yorktese is 1 yr old and weighs in at 8 lbs. The Lhasa is 2 yrs old and weighs in at 14 lbs. The Bus is 13 weeks old and weighs in at 38 1/2 lbs.! Try carrying that into a vet's office.

The vet (happily, I might add) informed me, "the Bus" has "a lot of growing to do. He has a wonderful disposition and will tip the scales when full grown at 125-150 lbs." He also informed me, that we should take him for a walk on the leash NOW so we won't be a passenger on the end of the leash when he is full grown.

I immediately called the DH to inform him of "his son's dr visit". He laughed and said, "That's my boy". Now, I must inform all of you, I AM the one you has house trained. I AM the one who feeds. I AM the one who rescues "stolen" stuff from his mouth and paws. (VERY LARGE paws I might add) I AM the one who wipes up the floor endlessly from snowy, muddy paws. (Again VERY LARGE WET paws) And the DH has the nerve to say, that's MY boy??!!

I like the dog, don't get me wrong. But when I went to the living room one morning I noticed a strand of yarn on the couch. Now that in and of itself is nothing new however the yarn was coming out of the side of the couch between the cushions. Anyone who knows me, knows that I would have yarn laying AROUND or ON the cushion not coming from the side. Upon investigation I found a wound ball of my yarn, 4 dpns and the cuff of an UF sock buried deep in the side of the couch. The yarn was chewed in half between the cuff and the yarn. The dpns were OFF the cuff. One DPN was bent in the shape of the letter L. These were (in the past tense) my favorite needles. I packaged it up in a ziplock bag and labeled it "Exhibit A" for the day. By the way, "The Bus" is not supposed to be on the furniture.

Yarn seems to be a fetish of "the Bus". This is a problem that he and I battle daily. All the while the DH says, That's my boy!

PS Have I mentioned I am constructing (er, knitting) a VERY LARGE dog house for "The Bus" and his owner (aka DH)?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I Love Lucy Socks

It's cold and snowing outside and I just finished one sock. School is cancelled and the DD and the DH are home for the day. I have announced that I plan to knit for the day. The sock yarn is STR Lucy colorway and I love 'em. "Self" wants them. They're MINE!

The 15 yr old DD "invented" this purse pattern all by herself. She wanted me to post this so you could see it for yourself. The top band has elastic and she made a fabric liner for the inside. She now has several projects on the needles. (takes after her mother....haha)
I'm off to knit where I can stay warm inside and watch the snowflakes fall.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Did I Really Need This?

The DH is in trouble. He is in BIG trouble!

He has been asking for another Labrador Retriever. I have said NO! countless times. His boss has 2 AKC Labs that gave birth to 9 puppies on Thanksgiving Day 2006. He offered the DH one at Christmas at a reduced price. I said NO! On January 27, 2007, he GAVE the DH one of the pups. I still said NO! but it didn't matter. He came home with the puppy like a little boy would come dragging home a stray.

This pup is 9 weeks old and weighs in at 25 1/2 pounds! His paws are HUGE! We're not talking puppy here, we're talking this is a horse!(by the way, we own one of those creatures too, but that's another story.) This puppy seems to have a shoe fetish. MY shoes, mind you. He chews paper. Any paper. Whatever he finds he chews. Knitting patterns, books, bills, whatever. He also has an aversion to yarn! NOT. A. GOOD. TRAIT. I have compiled a list of everything he does wrong on a daily basis. It is posted for the DH everyday. I am sending this list to his boss so he can read it as well.

His name? Bettis aka THE BUS! (after the Pittsburgh Steeler's football player) Very fitting! He runs through here like a bus.
He drinks water by the gallon and he eats like a horse. There is one plus and I do consider this to be a HUGE plus. He is already house trained! We have had a few Labs and I must say they are the easiest dogs to house train. So he does have that going for him. YARN? Now, that remains a problem.
P.S. The cats are NOT happy with him either!