They were quite nice about 20 years ago. They are a sort of suede like material with a sort of fleece like lining. Sort of. They are worn and ugly as sin. I haven’t had a brown coat since I had my camel hair coat in the late 70’s. Does that give you an idea? I was going to discuss my knitting on my mittens when I realized that it really doesn’t matter what I knit. I will go back to these butt-ugly gloves. They are warm. They are totally utilitarian. I can walk the dog. I can take out the trash. I can shovel snow and toss out melting chemicals (paw-safe, of course!). I can do anything besides look nice. I still have a nice pair of Isotoner gloves in black. I love those, too. Is there knitwear here? No. I may need to figure out why. I know I can’t find one pair of mittens, but otherwise, I can’t think of a good excuse for not having knitwear for my hands (besides numerous pair of fingerless mitts). It’s just a tad late for this winter, but I will need to make a plan for next winter. Gloves and mittens are pretty much like socks in the middle of July, so I can work on them then. Right?
Also, randomly, Grover has been having problems getting along with his classmates. Monday, when he was at the cageless kennel for the day (HIS playday), he went after a standard poodle who was just laying on the ground. They put Grover in “puppy time out”. Other than having a terrible time keeping a straight face at the idea of a “puppy time out”, I was quite unhappy that the big old dope was mean. I won’t have a bully. It is unacceptable. So, he doesn’t get to go for a while. He has to earn his next playday. He has also been relegated to “dog” in the pecking order here. That means I’m the A-Alpha, Esau Marie is Alpha-kinda and Grover is the Beta. He is already behaving a bit better. I’m not mad at him. I am furious with myself. I was sick last week, so I just stopped being dominant. That is unfair to him. You can’t just go back and forth. You have to be consistent. So, other than being grateful that he didn’t hurt somebody, things are going along much more smoothly.
And, now, since it is so cold here and we are expecting snow this evening, here’s my soundtrack for the day Ms. Diana Krall and “Let it Snow”
Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!