Friday, August 24, 2018

FMM - That's What Friends Are For...

A few days ago Cary got a flat tire while she was at the bank, and called to see if Jeff could help change it.  I went with him and got the best part of that job:
Hanging out with Sawyer!  

You thought I was going to say holding Logan, didn't you?  He was at daycare, waiting for dad to pick him up, which is why Cary needed Jeff.  It was the hottest time of the day, around 100 degrees, so I brought Sawyer to the sidewalk because it was cooler for his paws than the parking lot asphalt.  He is SUCH a good dog; he just sat and watched what was going on, but never got nervous or tried to pull away (he was on a leash, of course).  Amazing what intensive training combined with the right temperament can do for a dog:
See?  This is all he did.  What a good boy.

Jeff got to work and had the tire changed fairly quickly:
Out with the old...
In with the new - well, the spare.  A new tire had to be ordered, but everything is back to normal now.

Another adventure with the Renegades - it's nice knowing we can call on each other (and we do) for help.


I have some knitting to show you!  I finished a pair of socks - I began the first one in January, finished it fairly quickly, and then all of my knitting was put away for the duration of the renovation (and a few more months).  Here they are:
Yarn is Life in the Long Grass Sock, which is hand-dyed in Ireland.  Colorway is Wild Rosebay; heel and toe yarn is Madtosh sock in Baltic colorway.  Pattern is my own, using the Fish Lips Kiss heel.

I take progress pictures of my knitting and post them, along with project notes (and I was really happy I did that, so I knew how many stitches to cast on/increase to) on my Ravelry page.  I thought this was funny - the picture with the first sock is on our old kitchen floor, while the picture with the second sock is on our new kitchen floor:
Quite the difference!  You can also see the bare leg of summer vs. the sweatpants of winter timeline happening as well.

I am well on my way toward finishing another knitting project, and I think I've figured out how to avoid second sock syndrome, as it's known among the knitting community, so I'll share that plus my finished project next week.

Have a great weekend!


  1. It's so awesome that you guys have each other to call on when you need something. That really is special! Love the socks and your new flooring, too! :)

  2. Flat tires something every one dreads. I'm glad Jeff was around to help.

    Love the sock and the yarn color so pretty now if it would just cool off enough to be able to wear socks w/o roasting.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Ugh. Flat tires are the WORST! But those socks? LOVE.

  4. That was so nice of Jeff to fix that flat in 100 degree weather! Sawyer is such a handsome dog. But Labs shed as much as Pugs, and they're much bigger. No good for a new navy sofa :)

    The socks are marvelous! Looking forward to more knitting blogs!

    1. Haha, no worries on us adding to our menagerie, cute as Sawyer (and so many other dogs) are. It would be nice to one day travel without having to board Paco...

  5. Aww, Sawyer! What a good boy! And it's so nice to have a network you can call on to help with stuff like that!

    Ha! Love the two contrasting tile sock pics! And love the socks, of course!

  6. It is great to have friends to rely on. When John and I were in grad school, we came outside to find our car on blocks with all 4 tires stolen. With the help of our friends, we were able to go get new tires, put them on and take the car down. Terrible experience, but we hosted a dinner for our friends for helping us out. We couldn't have done it by ourselves.

    1. That is crazy!! Thieves do that around here, but only with specific models of pickup trucks. I've never seen them steal a car's tires.


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