Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What a Mess!

See that tangled mess? Well, that is after working on untangling it for an hour when I thought to take a photo. It is 4 balls of yarn and what a mess!

Every morning the neighbor's dog, Koda, comes over to play with Max for about an hour. Well, this day, Max went up to Koda's because our lawn had just been fertilized. I brought my socks to knit while I supervised the dogs. Not that they really need it, but this is new territory for Max, so I didn't want him getting into any trouble.

Well, Max did grab something he probably should not have, so I put my knitting down and went to retrieve said item. When I turned around.....to my horror.....Koda had my project in his mouth.

Picture this. Very happy dog looking at me with mischief in his eyes. I move to approach him and he excitedly runs away. He stops, looks at me and again runs away. No matter how I screech STOP, he is having way too much fun to listen.

Now, picture this, Koda has run around the playhouse, around the sand box, around the swing set, around the deck furniture, up the hill, around and around again. Imagine a gigantic spider web. Then Koda finally drops the knitting and steps on it. Here is the good news, the wooden US1 needles were jammed into the ground, but did not break!

Humor me for just one more moment. Now I am running around trying desperately to gather all the yarn (almost 4 entire balls worth) while both dogs think playing in the web of yarn is the best playdate ever!

The socks are still being knit. They are riddled with dog hairs and sand.

I hope you enjoyed my story. I am able to laugh about it now, but it did take me a day or two to see the humor in it.


marcy said...

I am hahaha so sorry hahaha to hear about it! hahaha
OMG! I can picture the horror. hahaha
really. sorry.

debi's place said...

Ohhh I feel sorry for you. Hope you can get it all untangled before frustration sets to deeply in.

Manise said...

Oh my! Max and his friend are lucky they are cute! My Jack got ahold of some of my roving when he was a pup- found him with an innocent look of "who me??" with a 6 inch purple tail hanging out of his mouth. When commanded to spit it out he couldn't . It was stuck to his tongue and throat- Ka, ka, ka... until I reach down his throat for it and promptly washed it off.

CelticCastOn said...

ahhhh yesssss dog steals yarn, sounds a bit like one of my two. I had to giggle when I was reading because I could just picture the whole scenario. Good thing we love them huh!

..... Carmen said...

I have to laugh a little at your expense - I can't fathom the number of hours to undo all of that! My daughter used to get a similar look in her eye when she'd grab a skein and start to crawl away with it :) I guess you'll be hiding your work in a high spot from now on!

Anonymous said...

That is good...that is very good. Where was the camera while all of this was happening. I would have tears of laughter in my eyes. Best playdate ever for those dogs. LOL

Northern Sky said...

Oh dear! But if its the socks on Ravelry with the link to this blog page, well, they turned out awesome!