Knit the Dog

[...because if I ever run out of yarn--- I can just knit the dogs.]

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Have made some progress on knitting projects: The chocolate-malt handwarmers are done, the peachy hat is done, I'm 3/4 done with the Taos mitered sqare vest--- a LOT of garter stitch, I don't think I would do that again. Orange handwarmers still in progress, and I've also started a pullover vest adapted from the Interweave Fall '08 Little Blue Sweater, in Rowan "Cocoon", which my cool daughter sent me for my birthday.

Here's the pot-shaped hat I made to give away-- drying after blocking. It makes a largish slouchy beret.

Once I finish the mitered vest I will have made an actual real garment, which I will wear a lot even if it's funny-looking just to justify all the work.

Lots of rain again this week, lovely, and it's a tad cooler, so I've been making soup-- chili last night with cornbread, and potato-leek over the weekend, so tonight I should make something a little more solid, maybe country steak.

On Saturday we went with friends to the Rising Meadow farm fest, and saw a woman spinning angora yarn Directly Off the Rabbit. Yup. Bun was tucked under her arm, sleeping, and she was plucking fur from his back and rump and spinning it. He was a light gray bunny, and petting the fur was like putting your fingers into a cloud. Quite a sight. They also had a celtic music group and a bagpiper--- I love the music of pipes but it's always sort of a relief when it stops, because of the volume. Fun time, even if it was stinking hot. I hate I didn't bring the camera!

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