I knew amigurumi were high on the cute factor, but until I completed my first critter, Bluebird, from the Birds of a Feather pattern (free), I had no idea how cute. My crochet could use some fine tuning, and I'm going to have to bite the shipping costs bullet to get "real" eyes. Over all, though, I'm smitten.
Here are two bad dog news updates: yesterday I let Maddie off leash in the woods for the first time since her infractions last week. She repaid my trust by leaving the woods, running through several yards, crossing a smallish street, and generally ignoring me. I had a cocktail when I got home to keep my head from exploding. I gave her the cold shoulder most of the evening, but then felt terrible when she gave it right back to me. We made up with lots of cuddles and kisses.
Today? While on I sat on the deck for dog supervision duty, she ran over with a five-foot long stick in her mouth (she loves to carry a big stick, although not so much on the walking softly). She whipped her head around, and guess who got a stick thwapping her just above her right eye? I iced it, and I hope I don't have a bruise by the end of the day. Who knew dog ownership could be so dangerous? Is this why we have a dog rider on our homeowner's insurance?
This post serves as a distraction from revising my preface. I sort of hate it right now, but I'm sure we'll make up again.