Monthly Archives: August 2013

Diagonals

Today’s prompt was diagonals, so you get another knitting photo.  This is a recently completed project, the Wavelength Tank from the Summer Knitscene magazine.  The yarn was a mill end from Kraemer yarn that I dyed myself.

Wavelength tank

Wavelength tank

New Toy

August 5 2013 004Today’s photo is my new toy.  I’ve been taking sewing classes on Dave’s mom’s vintage Singer machine and have found that this is something I enjoy- also that you can fix a lot of things that I would have never thought to fix.  The new machine is beginner friendly, but has a lot of features that the old one doesn’t.

JAG Trial

This weekend was our first agility trial since May.  We had taken June off because of team training and July off for Maya’s puppies (the ones she didn’t have).  It was kind of a mixed weekend.  The trial is at an indoor soccer center, so nice running surface and good air conditioning, but noisy with  lot of kids.  It’s no secret that kids aren’t my thing- my maternal instinct is strictly limited to babies with fur.  Chili and Salsa feel the same way, in fact Chili likes the little monsters less than I do.

The first run of the weekend we were rusty- Juno was out of control, Chili missed contacts, and Salsa had a great run with one bobble.  By jumpers time it was afternoon and the kids birthday parties were in full swing.  Because of limited crating room, and the total inability of agility people to conserve space, we were set up right next to the playground with the screaming monsters.  Chili was huddled in the back of the crate trembling:(   Between this and an extended wait for the start of the class while the club screamed and yelled for workers, the girls were not happy and their runs reflected it.  Juno is pretty fearless and didn’t react to the environment, but she has other issues.

Today started with standard.  It was quieter this morning and I was prepared with thundershirts, but Chili and Salsa were both pretty stressed.  For Chili this results in bailing off the teeter, which was a long time problem that still crops up at times.  Salsa’s stress response is to pee in the ring, which gets everyone fired up about the fact that I clearly hadn’t taken her out (even though I had).  On the whole, this trial site seems to be too much for my sensitive girls to handle, although JWW went a little better and Chili managed a Q.

Now for the good part- Juno actually got a Q today.  She had a lot of wild moments on course this weekend- I’ve started calling it a Random Act of Grandness when she completely disregards my position and handling to do something bizarre, but she had a clean run on a tough JWW course today.  This finally finished her Excellent Jumpers title, so she is in Master for both classes.

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Circles

Today’s photo is my current ringside knitting project- handspun BFL socks on circular needles. I was worried about yardage, but finished the first sock and still gave more than half of the yarn left, so it should be fine.

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As far as the girls’ agility runs, well lets just say my knitting is going better than agility so far.

Yellow

Actually this was tomorrow’s photo prompt, but since I won’t see my yellow friends then, I took this photo today. This is Garnet and Wilcox, 2 service dogs in training at CPL.

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The August Break

I saw this idea on another blog and thought I’d give it a try. The idea is to take and post a photo everyday in August. There are some prompts for inspiration, which I may or may not follow. Today’s prompt was breakfast, so here’s my photo for the day, compliments of Ethel, Lucy, or Ricki.

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