Monday, March 4, 2013

Just Another Day On The Iknitarod Trail

Just a quick post. And picture heavy. But most of the pictures are of Maisie so I doubt anyone's going to call the blogging police ;-).


Started out frosty.  This was on a fence plank.


But rapidly warmed up into a day warm enough to sit outside.  A little chilly for knitting, but I got several rows added.  Even if it doesn't look like it.  I am an excruciatingly slow knitter.  I'm trying not to let that get me down. 


I think Maisie and Hickory have a thing.


Eli just about lost a "thing" ;-).


After almost an hour of grazing together, they decided to go their separate ways.


And Maisie came a' running.


This is a classic Maisie face.  One ear back and I swear she has one eyebrow raised. 


She inspected the knitting.  No baba here.


So she ran back to the porch and spent several minutes giving me the eyebrow until I finally caved and went inside and warmed up a tiny baba.  She ain't never gonna get weaned at this rate...


But that made her happy and she decided to take a short nap with me, Iris, Weaslie and Eli.  And then it started to get cloudy, and the temp started dropping and I realized I'd messed up something in the lace section and I was about 95% sure I wasn't smart enough to fix that...


So I made 20 rip those stitches out. I couldn't watch.  But, between the two of us, we figured out how to recreate that panel and were back on course.  I was thrilled.  And luckily we did, because I made two more mistakes that needed to be fixed tonight.  Nothing serious...now that I know how to do it...but still slowing me down.

I made it through row 33, so 13 rows today.  Shooting for 20 rows tomorrow.  I have an easier set for awhile tomorrow and I'm hoping I can pick up some speed. Of course every other row adds 8 stitches, so that's not helping me much.  

Knit on with confidence!

21 comments:

Michelle said...

Go, SD! EZ would be proud!

majorasue said...

Yay for knitting progress. Love the shot of Maisie galloping towards you. Navid the Miracle Lamb has figured out how to get through the fence when I'm feeding and comes out to help. Today he raced ahead to help himself to the grain I'm feeding his mother. No more babas for him; his foster mom is doing all the hard work for me!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Still having a ba ba..you are such a softie..you are making progress with the knitting project:)

Wol 'n Draad said...

Rooting for you all the way from the North of Holland! Yaaah! You can do it!
Love, Ineke

Lori Skoog said...

You and Maisie make quite a "team" on this long trip. I'm jealous of your weather!

Miha Giustina said...

Maisie has her own style of running, it seems, with a "here I come" bouncy attitude. Very sweet!

Tyche's Minder said...

Love the horse-lamb combo. Maisie loves everybody. Is Betsy missing her?

Nina said...

Slow and steady wins the race and you are definitely making steady progress with your knitting project.

At least Maisie is a much better helper than my cats who prefer to have a paws on, rolling in the fibre, yarn or fabric supervisory position.

Spinners End Farm said...

Good job all the way around I'd say! :)

Shirley said...


Love that Maisie and Hickory are friends.
Your place is so beautiful, really nice fences and love your house.
Pretty hard to knit any faster with amazing Maisie to entertain you, let alone helpful kitties! Oh well, the Iknitarod has to have hazards!

Kim said...

So funny that Maisie went to the porch and waited for her bottle.

LannieK said...

Sending snow your way... sweater looking great!

april said...

Your knitting looks wonderful...and oh, that Maisie! So sweet...i am a sheep/lamb
-lover.

Suz said...

I think you have been given a slice of heaven
...and Maisie..what can I say..I just adore her and her baba

Terry said...

Maisie + Hickory = Adorable!!!
The sweater is really taking shape.

Mary said...

Running Maisie! What fun pics! She got quite a gallop on, i think. :)

Alice said...

You have Eli checking your lace section, Maisie doing a yarn ball check and provide entertainment and knit breaks, and #20 who is patiently listening to your frustrations and helping you fix your mistakes. What better support team could you have? Keep blazing the trail!

Alice said...

P.S. The frost capture is as though I'm looking into the fringes of heaven :-)

Jenny Glen said...

If it makes you feel any better - one year, Lance Mackey fell asleep on his sled and went 2 hours off course! He still won the race that year.

Peacecat said...

You are making great progress! I had to frog my entire project and start over today...sigh.

Maisie is lookin' good! She looks like a cantankerous so and ao, but cute as a button.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Maisie is still so "stinkin" cute, you have quite a team of supporters there. So happy to see 20 back in posts. Mush on ... sweater is looking good.

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