Good Distractions and Small Disasters

I did finish my Boothbay but it wasn’t until 10:30pm that I threw it in the washing machine on a rinse and hold cycle (it’s a superwash yarn) so that I could let it loosen up and dry. I totally had intentions on finishing it up earlier in the afternoon but I got distracted…
Maddie and her Mom paid me a surprise visit and I got to give her the cardigan I made her for homecoming!
That’s the best kind of distraction to get, don’t you think? An 8 month old full of energy and excitement about everything. When her mom called to say she was popping over I quickly vacuumed the floor and gave it a quick mop so Maddie could crawl everywhere and oh did she crawl! Cher was intrigued by her and terrified of her as soon as she realized she could crawl. Every time Maddie would start to crawl rapidly towards her she would start wagging her tail and then growl…so I had to put her in the basement with my husband. She of course laid on the landing with her face pressed against the doggy gate dying to get upstairs and giving me a single bark to let me know she was ready to come back up and be scared of the baby. LOL We want Maddie to not be afraid of dogs…we just need Cher to not be afraid of babies.

And Boothbay…well it’s not my favorite knit. I blocked it but my fear came true and it just hits me in a weird way and the collar doesn’t want to turn down like in the project pictures. I was inspired to knit Boothbay when I saw this picture of a finished one on Instagram. Isn’t it just lovely? Unfortunately mine is not that lovely and I fear it may just be a shapeless weird blob of wool I wear in the house on chilly mornings or when I’m walking the dog. I’ll still take some pictures and hopefully post them on Wednesday. I talked to my work knitting buddy Lavon and she gave me some ideas and told me I can just remove the bind-off and make it stretchier at the bottom. We shall see. I just wanted this to be better than it turned out. Oh well, I guess every knit can’t be a winner. Now to finish a sweater (I hope will fit) for my cousin before I head to Chicago on Friday. Despite being disappointed in a finished object, I still love knitting.

5 Replies to “Good Distractions and Small Disasters”

  1. Just like the first time I saw her pic . . . ADORABLE!!! and a perfect fit! Now on to the ‘fix’ on that Boothbay. Eagerly awaiting a pic of the final Bb. 😉

  2. She’s so cute! Those cheeks!

    Don’t worry about Cher, once Maddie is able to stand up, you will see a shift in the power struggle between them. Then Cher will associate her with other humans. Had it with my son and grandma’s cat. He would scream at the cat until he realized he was taller than the cat. We taught him to be gentle with her (toddlers don’t know their own strength!) and that there are rules to being around pets (maybe you have certain rules about how people are allowed to come at Cher).

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