Thursday, September 08, 2005

When You Hear Odd Grunting From the Dog's Room

... sometime's it's best not to look.

I suppose I can take comfort in the fact that when he was caught eviscerating the comforter he at least looked guilty. Of course, he's a dog, and they tend to look guilty if you say anything to them without taking on that pitch that most humans can't actually hear. He's developed a new habit of taking apart everything soft in his room. It's not like he doesn't have 47 bones in there that he loves. He just wants to see what fiber is stuffing his pillows and blankets. He's a fiber lover. Like his mom.


I figured I'd leave him to his comforter massecre and go back to my knitting. I'm between Christmas stockings now, and will be going away this weekend to a place that while being very fiber-conducive, would not be convenient to have 487 bobbins of garrish stocking yarn bouncing around, so I've got two store samples going - one a simple 100% alpaca (new yarn for them!) in a feather and fan pattern:

and the other for a class that all AC Moores are offering in October. Using god-awful Red Heart and an eyelash of equal quality (can I say BLECH???) I have a set pattern which is quite possibly an award winner in the "stating the obvious" knitting pattern category.

But I have to teach the class, and make the sample, so at least I'm getting paid for both.

I also have a pair of socks for me that I'm about to start. I shouldn't. I have enough to do. But it's with this bright spring green Trekking that I didn't buy thinking it would be self striping, yet I have a suspicion it is... and I'm dying to start just to see. Which would be bad. Wrong. Morally reprehensible. Right? I should NOT start something new at this point.

Somebody stop me.


Blogger Jane said...

I'm not going to stop you, no ma'am! You've got to keep up with the rest of us. Get knitting, you slacker! Green socks sound nice. Just cast on, so you can see if they stripe. Come on, you know you want to. It only takes a minute...

3:32 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

I'm not going to stop you either. I'm going to encourage you. I started a new project today and will probably start another new one tomorrow. Keep up - you need to start the socks AND one more project.

Besides you really want to see what this yarn is like. You need to know.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No! Don't start a new project! That is so bad! (she says, hiding the scarf she started in the midst of two pairs of socks that she just couldn't deal with anymore)(I just wanted something flat, for a change!)
So, does it stripe?

5:49 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

stop you, hell, i'll join you! i need to start the crochet poncho for steph before it gets too cool to wear it, lol!

and not only is that stuff with redheart and the eyelash boring, it's FUGLY! email me if you want the definition of that, if you don't know it (teehee)

10:33 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Poor you, forced to knit on your green socks! Knitting your fingers to the bone! Your own sweatshop! I wish I could join you!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous ck said...

Getting the stuffing out of things is a favorite for my dogs too.

2:03 PM  

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