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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 ....

Assembly time

Feb 04 2017
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With the exception of the legs the sheep parts are now fixed.  The tail worked first time, the ears took two attempts, the head and body three goes (and a few partial pullouts and scribbles in the notebook) each.  Each bit was then reknitted to decipher the ramblings in the notebook.  The latest leg attempt is putting the foamy wire inside a straw.  I was correct in my assumptions that.......

Shopping

Feb 03 2017
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Today has been shopping day.  I inspected the bags and just happened to notice a substantial turkey leg drumstick complete with bone in one of them.  The size of it I would not have been surprised if they had moved it from the car to the house in the wheelbarrow. 

The plot thickens

Feb 02 2017
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Following the experiment with green foamy wire a red roll appeared not entirely dissimilar to my flashing collar that I wear when out and about in the dark.  It was suspiciously placed next to some drinking straws.  Further investigation has revealed that it is a...........

Bridging the gap

Feb 01 2017
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Tottering steps are being made by the human contingent to learn bridge,  It seems a bit like whist with tactics and deciding how many tricks you're going to win before you've played them,  Sounds complicated to me.  Progress will be monitored.