Monday, 24 September 2007

Not Much New

Well, life has been going on as per usual. I haven't gotten much knitting actually finished lately. I did do the second goodie bag for my cousins. I think they'll like the chocolate more than the bag though. Still, it was a cheery yarn and maybe they can use it for something else later. I also have two pair (count them TPS, two) of socks for my grandma on the needles. One plain pair of phone socks and one pair of 9 to 5s with super special (read: expensive) winter snow and rain resistant yarn in 8 ply so they will be super warm. Yes, this means I not only fell off the wagon, but got run over as well. I didn't want to go all the way to my usual Not So LYS just for plain sock yarn, so I went to the really LYS and got it there at three times the price. It did, however, come with reinforcement yarn so these socks will last a long, long time. It's the first time I've worked with it and I have to say I rather like it. You do have to be a bit more careful when knitting it because it's double stranded, and you do have to weave in the ends, but it's worth it if the socks last longer. Anyway, I bought that and a skein of the same in light blue for me, only mine was on sale for just a little more that I usually pay. Grandma likes green, so I got the not on sale stuff. I keep justifying with: It's Grandma and she will appreciate it, like really appreciate it. Plus, I didn't have to pay for the gas to get to the NSLYS, so there was a bit of savings there. Master of justification, as long as I don't think of my stash. *cringes*

Spent Sat. at the Concours. My friend's horse (Pete Rose - I am oh so not responsible for that name) was jumping in it and it was near where I live, so we went together. The guy riding Pete was supposed to have finished his riding apprenticeship thingy this year, but had a nasty accident involving most of the bones in his foot and leg. This was the first time he'd ridden in a competition since and was nervous. He got to the second phase of the first competition, but lost concentration when he was trying to listen if he really got through and knocked a pole off. He would have won otherwise. Poor thing. Pete then decided he didn't want to play anymore and refused to jump in the second competition (just one jump, not all) and Christoph gave it up as a bad day. At least the weather was nice and we got to sit outside and enjoy the day.

Spent Sunday sleeping, reading and knitting, oh, and walking the dogs as per usual. T had looked a bit wobbly on Sat. but was fine on Sunday, so I am refusing to worry. Besides, what am I supposed to do, go to the vet and say he very occasionally looks a bit wobbly? He was probably just tired. I left them out on the balcony on Sat. while at the competition and he probably didn't get much sleep out there - for those of you who do not know, I have a very large balcony that goes around 3/4 of the house with beds in both sun and shade, so the dogs were not in any way, shape or form poor things for having been left out there. It was just to nice to leave them out so they could enjoy the sun and see what's going on outside for a change.

Deb had mentioned the Cow Thing in her blog, and indeed, we had to take a detour for the cows this weekend. They were coming home from the Alps and this is a big deal here. People come from all over to watch the cows walk down the middle of the street. (Let me tell you, if my dogs shat in the street like that and I didn't pick it up, there would be hell to pay. Apparently cows are exempt from the poop pick up thing. So are horses and sheep. Bitter? Me? Never!) So the people watched and we drove around them. The cows are now all safely tucked up at home and Switzerland can sleep well again. Oh the relief!


  1. Sounds like a busy weekend, but in a good way!

    Of course you can add me to your list of reads... I'm glad you came by! You're already on my bloglines, so you're now a "regular" with me!

  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend. It was nice & sunny here too so we toured around Aegerisee on the motorcycle. I look like a dork with a helmut on, but I don't care. lol

    And... speaking of cows.... there's another silly cow festival on today in Einsiedeln. This cow thing just never ends.... too hilarious! It looks like the Swiss will never learn that cow "doo doo" is way worse than dog "doo doo". Dahh.... ;o)