Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Sing along, now!

The third thing my Christmas bonus got for me is another sweater of Cascade

a sweater's worth of Cascade

and a letter expressing their thanks...


First things first, to whomever invented pesto, I salute you.

After dinner at my mom's last night (guess what I had?) I stopped off at PetSmart where they very quickly and friendly-ly (?) exchanged the dog coat for another, dispite the fact that I can only assume the receipt has been eaten. I'd show you a picture of him modeling it (and pretend that it was a piece of cake to get it on him alone, and not that I wished I'd had elephant-sized tranquelizers for the proceedure) but GB has the camera with him on his business trip, so if the poor coat survives the week with Oscar, you'll see pictures next week. I like the style and shaping much better, as it's sort of like a horse blanket shape, with velcro at the chest, and a strap around his "waist", but my favorite aspect is that there's a slot at his shoulder blades where there's room to slip the hook for his collar through. This means the jacket covers his shoulders higher than it would have if it had to make room for the collar but most importantly, I won't find the jacket balled up under the house somewhere. It may not stay all the way on, but it will at least still be attached when I get home.

It looks something like this, but with a much cuter dog, and green with blue, instead of blue with plaid:

That's not the exact coat, but it's the closest on the website. I like his better - it's (as I said) higher on the neck and shoulders, and fits him just right.

In other news, the actual bonus arrived in today's check, so that's lovely. I have one more gift to buy GB, and another gift for DSS, and then it's just knitting every waking moment for the next ten days.


Blogger Risë said...

Congrats on the bonus. To bad uncle sam has to get his hands on it first. Do you know yet what sweater you'll make with the second Cascade purchase?

3:24 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Hi! The black sweater will become Mariah (there's a link up there on the word "sweater") and the green will be one of my own design that entered my mind upon seeing that shade of green and has been keeping me up nights since...

3:28 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

I can't wait to see what the other 9 days have brought you :)
I just started to put my 90lb sissy Dober-kitten in a fleece dog coat. the only problem with that is that now she doesn't mind being outside.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

I can see I need to make a coat for my rocket dog. She's a beagle/JRT mix and has no undercoat whatsoever.

I'm thinking the dinosaur coat would be quite fetching--but she'll probably eat it.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

ermmmm, okay. I know it's a year and a half later, but if you keep going until all the stitches are worked, doesn't that mean there are no stitches on the needle? Sneaky...

12:13 AM  

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