Monday, May 14

less than exciting to most

So,...this post is less that exciting to most of you; but I'm trying to just write on the blog a bit more, even when I don't have pictures to post.
I started another University course this spring, an intensive 6 week course on Basic Calculus. For whatever reason (30 years since high school - gack, makes me feel ancient), I can't make sense of my damn trigonometry anymore, in particular when it's combined with the calculus, so I'm taking the brief calculus course which does not involve any trig. Having that out of the way seems to be helping, and I'm understanding it a lot clearer and able to follow along and work through most of the problems. Hopefully will bring my confidence back, although since I'm mostly taking the course so I prove to myself I can make it through a calculus course, most people don't understand why I'd do it. BUT, I just need to do it for me, so that's good enough as far as I'm concerned. It certainly helps with work too, since I'll feel a bit more at ease holding a technical conversation with the mathematicians I work with.
Anyways, I mostly spent the whole weekend studying and making sure I'm caught up, so that feels good. So for the next couple of weeks I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of that and not getting much reading my novels done, or knitting or crocheting at night or lunch times.

I did some knitting in the mornings while I'm waking up and drinking my morning coffee. It's so beautiful sitting on the deck on the weekend mornings doing that. Just me, my dog and the sounds of nature all around. The yarn and trees are GREEN GREEN GREEN now, so it's awesome.

Haven't had time to catch up on some of my blogreading yet..but it's in the works.

Tuesday, May 8

300 -- YES!!!!!

Okay,..saved this for a special and separate post. I finished the 300th animal shelter project!!!! This was so exciting for me. The project was a sweater for a large dog,...I even put a pocket on the side so the doggy could carry his own poopy bag, LOL
As you can see from the pic of my dog modeling it, he's playing shy and embarrassed to be wearing a sweater, hahahaaa. He's such a cutie pie.

Curly with 300th blankie-sweater

and a closer look

300th blankie-sweater

Awesome huh!

still here a.k.a. don't slap me Deneen

Yep, I'm still usual posting hiatus jumped and bit me in the ass again.
Something always seems to screw me up.

I finished up weeks of physiotherapy on my left shoulder, tore a muscle in my rotator cuff. After a few months of pain with it and finally getting to the Doctor, and then physiotherapy, it's a lot better now.

I've been mostly knitting doggy sweaters, and have a bunch to show you. These ones will be donated to the shelter or an organization that raises funds for no-kill animal shelters. I get such a good feeling from knitting or crocheting stuff for the puppies and cats, so I keep at it. Here's a few pics

and 7 more


and I couldn't resist buying the PuppyKnits of Jil Eaton's too, so now I have patterns for the small dogs and the bigger doggies. The patterns in both are awesome.


and a few more made