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Catch up

Mar 26 2017
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Ooops its a few days since I shared my little pearls of wisdom and observations with the world.  On the Granny Biscuit front she had her checkup after her operation and they are really really pleased with her progress. It was mothers day today so Aunty Biscuit bought her a mug with a squirrel on it.  Aunty Biscuit has managed to sew the ends in on four crochet dog blankets and knit four sheep legs so it looks as though she must be fairly happy with the current modification.  Mum has gone green in places.  I was a little alarmed about this but it turns out that it is paint for a metal gate.  She was complaining that it wouldn't wash off easily until someone pointed out that if it is supposed to be weatherproof etc would you want it to wash off?  It is a very nice shade of darkish metallic green and  none of the places are embarrassing so we will monitor how long it takes to wear off her.  It may also teach her to be a bit more careful with the pai ...

Unconvinced

Mar 17 2017
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As far as I can see there has been little progress on either the whittling or the cream pot. Although I am assured that a number of receipts have been collected towards the cream pot I remain sceptical at this point, however I will continue my watching brief.  Experiments with the sheep are still ongoing as time available to work on it has been a little limited over the past couple of weeks due to unforseen circumstances which have now been resolved.  I thought they had been firmed up but apparently not, I think someone needs a whack with a paw to motivate them or a Harrier special leg rake. .

Wood carving and cream pots

Mar 11 2017
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Aunty Biscuit is really excited as Great Aunty Biscuit has sent her a set of wood carving chisels and a book on whittling as a birthday present.  This is something that she hasn't tried before.  it is veiwed with slight trepidation by some around her as......

Complicated genetic theories

Mar 03 2017
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Okay, so everyone likes a bargain and most people like a novelty item.  Aunty Biscuit managed to combine the two the other day with......

Baler twine and spring

Feb 23 2017
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A mixture of things have prevented me from doing my doggie diary for a few days so there seems a lot to catch up on but not enough time to do so.  I spent a lot of time outside at the weekend supervising Mum with several outside jobs, some of which Aunty Biscuit turned up to help with although neither of them helped me check out the wood pile -so much for inter species co-operation.  She was at one point teasing Mum about colour co-ordinating baler twine to temporarily tie a piece of wood up.  This did set me thinking, perhaps some of it could be knitted or crocheted to make a wellie mat.  Much as I appreciate that it may take a large size of needle I may suggest it as a possible project.  I was enjoying the springlike conditions and signs then such as snowdrops and catkins and now we seem to be back to winter with wintery showers forecast, good job I have only just started moulting.  

Stuck!

Feb 16 2017
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One of Harriers coats has velcro side straps.  Aunty Biscuit was tasked with putting it on him.  Suffice to say it did not go entirely to plan and she ended up with her jumper velcroed to him, much to her amusement and his puzzlement.  Rest assured she is perfectly capable of attaching it to non moving targets without any problems.  It is a very useful product for fastening anything from dolls clothes to dog beds.

Granny Biscuit

Feb 13 2017
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Granny Biscuit hasn't been doing much knitting and crocheting recently as she hasn't been well.  I am pleased to report that she is a bit better than she was so the supply of crocheted charity dog blankets for Aunty Biscuit to sew the ends in and add to her pile,  Harrier and I try to claim any we like the look of but are only allowed to keep one if we donate something in return.  There is one I have my eye on, its like a Neapolitan ice cream shades. 

Yarn and supplement

Feb 10 2017
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Courtesy of one of our local stores and with urging by Mum, Aunty Biscuit has sort of broken her new years resolution not to purchase any more yarn until some of her stash has been used up.  Technically she has used some up but I suspect she has bought more than used.  Her feeble defence is that it is Aran weight and very cheap, the jury is still out deciding on the verdict.  I was a little concerned tonight as....

Harrier does a streak!

Feb 08 2017
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As I may have mentioned before, Harrier is not good at holding his weight and doesn't cope well with the cold.  We went for our walk the other morning in the dark with Harrier wearing one of his coats.  Somewhere en route he stripped off and was running around the field stark naked! Suffice to say he made a quick run back towards the house.  Fortunately it is one of his old coats and I suspect that should it be found in daylight and repairable Mum will be busy with the needle and thread at the weekend.

An old friend turns up

Feb 06 2017
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The intermittent jumper is back on the active projects again, its certainly taking its time although it must have ....