Part 2, Adventures of Pinky

Pinky is 11. My lovely niece (in the previous post) named him when she was four. It’s a funny name, but good for a poodle.

Pinky doesn’t really swim. My BIL tossed him off a dock on Cobbossee Lake a few years back, and Pinky kind of sank. I grabbed his collar to keep his head up, and to keep him in the water and swimming to shore versus trying to get back up on the dock. This year they brought a life vest for the boy.

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He bee-lined it for shore!

Swimming wasn’t enough… the same day he went for a paddle,
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He’s complaining…

He only went for a quick trip around the floating dock,
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You could almost see him thinking… can I make it to the dock?

One more morning paddle shot for you…
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The mist was so very interesting… here and there were longer, thicker columns of mist that really danced a sinuous dance above the others. Mist wraiths, guardians of another place….

Knitting News

I seem to be in a bit of a funk… I have ripped, yet again, the double-thick mitten I started. Maybe if I do the cast-on row in a different color it’ll be easier to knit the hem together… Maybe I’m just wanting quick and easy…. Maybe I should finish DH’s birthday sweater (now 7 months overdue), but that’s heavy and wooly and hot, so no.

I received some lovely Portuguese cotton from the ballet master, though some might think┬áthe colors are a bit garish… a skein of orange and one of turquoise. They are lovely on their own, and do have some appeal together. It’s fingering weight, two ply, is nice and soft and cushy, and has a nice sheen… I’ll get a pic soon.

The funk is that I don’t know what I want to knit. So I’ve been perusing some books and patterns. I think it needs to be relatively straight-forward and simple for now, and not too wooly given the season.

7 Responses so far

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    Rosanne - Firefly Nights said,

    July 24, 2008 @ 3:09 am

    Lovely photo of the sun and the fog.

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    mia said,

    July 24, 2008 @ 5:26 am

    That’s an awesome picture with the mist.. I’d like to be there right about now!

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    Gramily said,

    July 24, 2008 @ 6:45 am

    Pinky is a great looking dog. He probably doesn’t know his ancestors were bred for the water. I love the name, actually, and with the last name of Poodle, what could be nicer? I identify with his swimming style as well. Despite childhood swimming and diving lessons, I have never liked being under water without a snorkle. Hmmm, maybe that is what Pinky needs.

    In this weather, wool sticks to my hands and makes me cringe. I have only managed a cotton dishcloth this season.

    And lastly, I LOVE orange and turquoise and have made several mifflettes with this color combination. If fingering weight, I can picture a twizzletops hat, with alternating designs in o and t.

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    Chris said,

    July 24, 2008 @ 7:26 am

    And that’s why I always end up knitting socks…

    There’s a shop in my neighborhood that’s orange with blue/turquoise trim. It’s… vibrant, but it works, somehow.

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    Mom said,

    July 24, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

    I love all the pictures – they’re great and come to life with the fun you’ve all had. Poor Pinky – I so identify with him. Wish I had my own life jacket, but I’d need one with my name embroidered on it! What to knit? How bout a very light weight cottony sheer type of long and very wide (about 20 to 24″ wide)scarf for Mom to wrap around her shoulders in cooler A/C places? Ecru, cream, taupe/white would be a good combination OR something in peacock colors. This is only a hint! HINT, HINT, HINT! LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. MOM

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    Kate said,

    July 25, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

    Just came home from our holiday, visited my sister who has 3 dogs. And they all love swimming. That last photo is beautiful, absolutely. It is really hot these days here, wish i could have gone out on a boat.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    July 26, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

    I’m guessing your girls were a bit more enthusiastic about the water? Or did they go? We had a husky who did not like water either – we imagine it might be a genetic self-preservation thing…with large poodles, I don’t know why.

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