Little Buddy and I had an action packed day today. We started off at his gardening club. He attends on Saturdays in the Fall and Spring, it is to help with socializing and gives him something very fun to do. After that we went directly to an open house at one of our local fire departments. It was so much fun. He had to walk a long way to get to the firehouse and it is super warm out so that was the only draw back of our adventure. While we were there he got in an ambulance, looked at different types of firetrucks and rescue vehicles, and saw this wonderful remote control ambulance. He could not figure out how it moved!
We also got to see the Bay Flight ambulance/helicopter. It is teeny tiny my friends. You can barely move in it. Little B was about as tall as the compartment they treat the patients in.
Right after we looked inside it they had a call to go rescue someone. It was exciting to see it take off and get to work.
There were wonderful volunteers that helped the little ones do all kinds of things including spray water with the fire hose.
One of the firefighters that works in the woods and on the lakes and rivers brought his boat and a friend to pet. I am not sure this little alligator was all too pleased with the attention. The young man holding her kept saying never pet an alligator in the wild. No worries there, even though they live behind my house in a little creek area. I stay away from all alligators!
After this excursion we went to my dear friends open house at her business. It was technically her grand opening although her store has been up and running for several months. We talked to a good friend of hers who works with elevators. He was amazed at Little B's elevator knowledge. He showed Little Buddy all sorts of photos of hydraulics engines, cables and such. Little Buddy was in heaven. Little B even identified an elevator by the control panel even though there was no name anywhere in the photo. Let me just say Mr Mike was completely amazed. He offered Little Buddy a job as a sales rep. Now my very busy little elevator man is taking a rest so I can write this post.
I have another finish my friends. My second Slouchy Crochet Cardigan is officially done. I finished it this morning and I am so excited with it. I started this back in December and then had to stop working on it to make all those baby blankets. It would have been done earlier this week except I had to completely redo the second sleeve. You see I knew I was off count yet continued to keep crocheting, not listening to the voice in my head that told me to stop. I mean who listens to that voice when they can keep crocheting in denial somehow hoping it would all work out. I ended up with three extra stitches per row, times 40 rows which makes about 120 extra stitches. Believe me when I say a sleeve can not handle 120 extra stitches. I ripped it all out and started again. And wouldn't you know when you count correctly the sleeves actually match!
Made with Jeans by Lion Brand Yarn in the color Vintage. It was the only color that my local Joann's had seven skeins of. You know me I am a gray fanatic so now I have a lighter gray and a darker gray in this same sweater pattern.
I used almost all the yarn in my seven skeins, minus what you see below. The little ball is the difference 120 stitches makes in a sleeve. It was what was left over when I made the sleeve correctly. I used a size J hook to make this sweater and that is that! I love it, it fits, it is big and snugly as it is 100% acrylic, not something I usually use but it worked for this. And now that it is 86 degrees out today I will put it away for cooler weather sometime in the very late Fall.
I wanted you to see the boys all freshly bathed with their haircuts. This photo was taken after I got them home last Saturday. They are looking much more curly and out of control now. They smelled so wonderful and were clean for about one night, by the next day they were back to normal. Ah well, I enjoyed their soft, fluffy bodies for a short time anyway.
Hope you all had a wonderful week. Stay well my friends.