Our dog has been found! - just a day away from being shipped off to a new home! she was looked after by such kind people that refused to hand her over to the dog pound or give her up to the local rescue, keeping her warm and safe and well fed whilst the vile winter storms made me so concerned for her welfare. These kind folk tried to find her owners (us) ringing the same authorities and vet surgeries as we did - strangely none of these places put two and two together.........
Any hoo, as a last resort - one I had no faith in - I put her details on Facebook. (Thanks Jak for telling me to do so) At 3am in the morning while the winds howled around the house I posted a brief description and some photos and by 7am friends in Australia, locally, near and far, here and in Africa had posted and re-posted and re-posted her picture and by 11am - I was taken by a kind neighbour to pick my errant dog.
She is now home. (sigh of relief)
I can now relax and share some knitting news. I have been a really lucky knit-wit recently receiving both chrimbly woolly and notion goodness as well as being gifted Himself's Grandma's knitting pins and some hand written notes.
A delightful selection of vintage needles - plastic, acrylic, aluminium, wooden,
nickle plated brass and steel
Hand written knitting notes
A gorgeous knitting book from Youngest (he has already decided which one he wants knitting!)
A most beautiful Nordic inspired book from Himself -
I had to hold this book and stroke it for quite a while - be still my HaPpY BeaTinG HeaRT!
A delightful (but dated) Kaffe Fassett book - such wonderful intricate but hopelessly outmoded patterns - not a chrimbly gift but one given by a friend who thought it would be interesting to look at
A circle-licious handful of bamboo circular knitting needles - a chrimbly pressies from fav-sis-in-law
A selection of woolly goodness from sons and sister in law
A vintage corsetry box (for a tea rose coloured lace-fronted corset in size 30 no less)
filled with more classic knitting needles and notions
And finally, see the labels? Well, they are part of a secret-knit-challenge.
At our knit and natter chrimbly do we each wrapped some wool or yarn in an un-labeled festive parcel and in a lucky dip style we then chose another gift, unwrapped it, tried to guess who the yarn or wool was from then were challenged to knit or crochet something from our gift to do a show and tell in February.
I have already started! (and frogged) and re-started my piece and I am actually staggered I CAN ACTUALLY do the pattern I am attempting - pheweeee, happy me!
The more eagle eyed of you will have also noticed I have happily wound my two balls of Jaeger Trinity into to delish yarn cakes.
PS: I found an image of an Excelsior Corset in tea rose with lace fronted panels - glad they are no longer an essential requirement for daily wear! (thanks ebay!)
A final montage - sorry for this self indulgent post - but after the last few days of worry it feels delightful to just waffle on about nothing in particular :)
A Pan-cat sitting in a basket while I take photos of knitting needles and books - Over the festive season, Himself has been heard to call her (very affectionately) 'Snowflake' and the other wee furry beastie - the Hairy Humbug :)
Goodnight dear bloggers - I can actually sleep tonight and not have to listen to the wind howl or the rain dash against the window and feel a nagging pain about the dog, she is sound asleep in her bed tonight here at home with us - Life just got better !