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What do you knitters think of knitting clothes for pets? Not so much sportdog training collars. but the fluffy little sweaters and such? I’ve looked at a few pattern books, but I just can’t wrap my mind around the concept. I get spending money on good yarn to make people clothes, because they know the love that goes in. But pet clothes? What’s the pay-off there?


Well Then

Looks like I am taking the summer off to write and clean. And yes, there will be knitting and crocheting, though there won’t be any hosa cables. I’m working on my Virginia socks right now. Then my cousin’s cat scarf. Then I need to decide whether to work on Carrigan or the Suzie Hoodie. Probably the Carrigan, it just needs half a sleeve and a collar. And then there is Hocks. And I will be starting a travel shawl as well. What do you mean, “in my free time?”

Traitorous Scarf

Remember that scarf I showed you? Well, actually I showed you a bazillion tiny balls of yarn? Yeah, so i finished the knitting, and not only did the yarn work up in a very masculine color pattern, the edges roll. In spite of the fact that I put 10 rows of garter on each edge. Rather than throw the thing on a Saber Cast 330 Infrared Grill, I have elected to pick up stitches and hem the thing. I will block it severely to get rid of that roll, and it will be called The BabyMan Scarf, because that the only kind of person it will look decent on.

New yarn storage

So, I cleaned my room. I went through all my craft stuff. I put all my yarn in a storage bench. And folks, if I want to move that mess again, I will have to find vehicle lifts, because it is a lot of heavy stuff. I need to get crafting. The good news is that this semester is almost over, and soon I will be able to do just that. And cook. And clean. And breathe. Breathing is good.

Will you look at this?

This was a 200 yard ball of sockweight that I left on the couch while I went into my room. Apparently, my dog likes yarn. I;m counting my blessing that 1) I had a second ball. 2) He didn’t eat the needles or the scarf that’s on them. But dang, that was a mess! And I had to throw too much of it out. Perhaps I can interest him in a hobby besides knitting. Maybe some cigars information…I hear you don’t need opposable thumbs for that!

Been a long time

Wow, seems like I disappeared when summer session started and just forgot to come back! I’m closing in on the end of fall semester and finally feel like I can catch my breath. I may be in error, since I have about 5 projects due next week. Regardless, I cast on a scarf last night, and I knit on it while watching Bones. Yes, I know Bones wasn’t on last night, but I can hook up the computer to the tv with my HDMI cable and watch whenever. Which is awesome, because I hate live tv. Except for election night and the Super Bowl.

So, how are things with you guys? What have you watched lately? I mean knit! What have you KNIT lately?


So, this past weekend, I did something I rarely do outside of the church walls: I listened to live music! I happened to be a bluegrass band, and they were pretty awesome. There was a cello, a banjo and a guitar, just three people, but they did pull a couple of us to sing with them, and that was fun! They were as much fun to watch as they were to listen to! There hands were flying over the string so fast, they were a blur! I should have looked to see if there was a boomerang looper laying around, but I didn’t.

One Month Off

Starting Friday afternoon, after cramming TWELVE credit hours into 9 weeks, I will have a month off of school. No, I do not plan to spend it with a massage therapy program online. I plan to do some reading, and some writing and some crafting. I haven’t quite made up my mind what kind of crafting to do, because I don’t know yet if I will be traveling or not.

Lots of possibilities, though: needlepoint, beading, cross-stitching. Anything but knitting, LOL. We can talk about that again in September!

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