Monday, August 14, 2006

Frustration

I'm feeling like I never have time to knit anymore. Maybe it's just a summer thing. We've had some guests and visitors which take a lot of time away from such personal pursuits. Plus outdoor projects... gardening, resealing the driveway, painting the back deck, etc... I know that I'll have more time in the fall and winter. And being in Maine, that's a l-o-n-g winter, so that's a plus for knitting, if no other reason. But for now I feel like I'm lucky if I get one night a week to knit at all. And when I do, I feel guilty, like I should be doing some other household chore. Arghhhh!


Here's a picture of our other dog, Tully. Though many find it hard to believe, she isn't a black lab. She is part Golden Retriever and part Bull Mastiff. She's a real beauty with a personality to match and we love her to pieces!

Hope you're all doing well and I hope to return soon with a post that's actually about knitting! Til then...

LISTENING TO: ULTRA VIVID SCENE - "Joy 1967-1990" A highly underrated band on the 4AD label, UVS features great songwriting from one man band Kurt Ralske. UVS's style is probably most easily lumped into the "shoegazer" category and though there is an element of that style, it's not really a fair assessment. This CD has "Special One,"a really fun duet with Kim Deal of Pixies and The Breeders.

6 comments:

Mel said...

I can see the mastiff. She's got a wider set to her head than a retriever would.

My knitting gets done most often around 2-4AM, when I'm the only one up. And there are still other things to take up my time, even at that hour.

Sean said...

I could see the mastiff right away, too. A good friend has a sweet bull mastiff. Is your dog drooly, too?

Ruth said...

Very cute dog.

As far as knitting goes I try to make use of the small minutes - travelling in the car (if someone else is driving) and waiting for appointments and stuff like that.

I hope you find some more time soon.

Ken said...

Hi Sean - Our mastiff mix is thankfully not drooly at all despite the slightly droopy jowls.

Paul said...

Beautiful baby! She's a sweetie!

Sean said...

Cool--a sweet dog and no drool. Our friends'bull mastiff is a great dog, but if she rests her head on your leg, your pants are instantly soaked to the skin with slobber. It's a little nasty. My Border Terrier only drools when we brush his teeth.