Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"Someone Saved A Life Tonight......"

Actually, something saved a life yesterday. You know as we go through life there are things we begin to take for granted. The little things that make our life easier. You walk into a room and flip a switch with total faith that the lights are going to come on. That is unless you forgot to pay the light bill after the umpteenth disconnect letter was received, or you got just a little too happy with the debit card at White Castle and the check bounced or possibly that ugly thing that used to be the sweetest little thing before it grew into a teenager slithered in during the middle of the night and stole every dang light bulb in the house for a their friend's house. There are those little things that totally change our life every day we have just grown accustomed to, never giving it another thought.

A life was saved yesterday by a little blue piece of rubber. Yeah!!!!! A little blue piece of rubber!!!! I can't give you a picture of the exact little blue rubbery thing, it is busy doing its job. But here is a picture of one of its relatives.
When duty called, and it was quite a dangerous situation, this little feller didn't hesitate. He stood up to the challenge and came out with shining colors. You see, yesterday morning I completed a few more rows of Mystic Waters, wrapped it up and placed it on the kitchen table lovingly patting it as I walked away. Little did I know what was to occur next. I went into the bedroom to get ready for the 2 hour trip to take Nanny to the doctor. Singing my little carefree heart out, I changed my clothes, put on my makeup, laced up my boots and out the door I went, joyfully skipping through the living room. What should catch my eye? My Mystic Waters spread eagle on the kitchen floor with a trail of yarn leading into the living room, under the couch and around behind the love seat. I immediately knew the culprit, Roegun, Jordan's dog. Screaming, I dropped to my knees and scooped up my little shawl, carefully examining each stitch and inch for injury. Thank God, she was fine. All stitches intact and all because of those little neglected, rarely praised blue thingys. Roegun has no idea had it not been for these little brave guys his life would be greatly diminished.

Although the shawl survived unscathed the ball of alpaca cloud suffered a great deal. Again, thankfully I had one more ball.
Can I get a hooyah for all the brave little blue fellers out there? H O O Y A H!!!!!!

The Vineyard Socks are finished. They just about came out perfect.











And I completed Clue 7 of Mystic Waters!!!! Only one more to go to be released Wednesday and this baby will be ready for blocking. I can't wait, this design is so beautiful.

10 comments:

Gail R said...

Those little blue (or red) thingies are wonderful. I'm looking for mine but I don't have a doggie in residence. Beautiful work - I love this pattern so much.

Off to knit some more.

loribird said...

Hooray for the Little Blue Guys!!!
Your shawl is looking amazing. You ARE sending me that for Christmas, right ;)
btw, I'm bonjourlori over on yahoo too, if you want to start talking about the YOU-KNOW-WHAT... I've been super busy and my internet has been more erratic than usual...

Roseann said...

I'm so glad your shawl story had a happy ending and that your loss was just yarn which is better than losing precious knitted fabric. I love your Vineyard socks and how well you have matched them. I look forward to seeing your last Mystic Waters clue.

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

wow, you are fortunate indeed! That would have truly been a horror, your hard work on your beautiful shawl all torn out! It looks lovely.

The Imperfect Knitter said...

oh my , my knitters heart dropped when I read this, what a brave little blue guy to hang on to those stitches , when you think of what could have been .............well, it just DOESN'T bear thinking of .

Krafty1 said...

Hooyah!!
Thank goodness for little blue thingies!

Sonya said...

Oh my gosh! That could have been really bad.

Woo hoo for little blue things

Opal said...

Yay for the little blue things! Yay for extra balls of yarn! Yay for happy endings! My heart was racing as I read on. I truly feared the worst. I'm so glad it was saved as it looks stunning.

AnneH said...

Oh my, Peggy, I can relate. Unfortunately, I didn't/don't have another ball. Right now, it's still waiting patiently for me to get back and finish untangling it. Of course, I wasn't almost finished with my shawl.

Valerie said...

Yeah for the end caps! I was biting my nails through this story. I am glad all is well! Merry Christmas!