Friday, February 24, 2006

Poor Puppy but Good Fiber

I sat down in front of Dancing With the Stars to finish the little doggy sweater. I neatly sewed up the side seem, and picked up the pattern to see what comes next.

"...leaving 2 inch opening...."


I have fallen victim to the infamous "at the same time" instruction style. Rather, the styrofoam cut out of a dog that would wear this sweater has fallen victim, since I didn't leave a leg hole.

I had a choice of ripping out the seem I had just sewn, or faux-steeking leg holes.

Out came the scissors Bess
gave me and a little while later we had this

Now the poor puppy styrofoam canwalk hang on a wall pretending to walk!


In the mail today I got a splendid treat! It seems that when Shelia went to SPA last weekend she saw some fiber that kept whispering to her... she said she went back and forth on it several times and then realized that what it was whispering was "send me to Amie"

Good fiber. Well-trained fiber. Way to whisper!

What Shelia doesn't know is that a few weeks ago, Amy was having a little sale, and being a good supportive friend who is suffering from a severe fiber shortage in her own home (my husband just had a stroke reading that) I decided to get a few rovings from her. And I couldn't decide between Mermaid and Water Nymph (I also got Poison, but that was an easy call for me)... I picked Mermaid on a coin toss, telling myself next time I'd get Water Nymph... (or just let Shelia get it for me)

THANKS, Shelia!!!


As you can see above, we are getting very close to the one-thousand milestone. Do you think the one-thousandth-sock-knitter should get a prize? I'm still trying to decide. If you have something you'd like to donate to either the 1000th sock knitter or the final 2000th sock knitter, let me know (sock yarn would be the obvious choice, and it would be kinda cool if we could get a little stash gifted...) Let me know what you think, and maybe we'll have a nice little gifty for some special knitter!


Blogger Laura said...

yay for the styrofoam doggie sweater :)

The 1000th sock idea is a good one, and the prize should be some of your handspun!! In fact, why don't you just go ahead and give that prize to me? *evil grin*

10:02 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i agree, some of your handspun would be a lovely gift!

and you are incorrigible! i looked at amy's rovings, and ended up spending $40! dang you! like i need more roving around here, lol

12:15 AM  
Blogger Coleen said...

eek! scissors and knitting!

I'm actually impressed with your save, I would be too terrified!

I like the prize idea, especially if I win some of your handspun. Forget Laura! Give it to me! :)

1:35 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

Wow - you have some amazing power over fiber to get Sheila from NY to Maine and then to send the Fiber to you in MD. The power crossed several states. Hats off to the amazing power of Amie!

Love the dog sweater - and I think I actualy like that yarn too. Color and all.

Hit me up - I bet I have a donation that would work.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I finished a pair this week--they are looking good! I put a note in the wee discussion board but I did not know if that counted for sock numbers.

SOCKS THAT ROCK really do rock! I have even thought about joining the sock club....

8:11 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Lovin' your dog sweater, although it's looking much better with "feet holes". :)

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning colors on the dog sweater--lucky dog. Thanks for sharing your blog site on our message board. Hope to see you soon, Sarah

5:42 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Love how that fibre looks.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Katrina said...

I hate it when they write patterns like that and I've fallen victim to that trap several times before...which is why I try to remember to read a step or two ahead when doing new patterns now. Of course, every once in a while I get a little excited and forget, and it happens to me again...but such is life. :)

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amie - love the project "ticker" at the side of your blog - ROFL!!

Staying warm in our PA Igloo
N,G & E

11:47 AM  
Blogger Spinningfishwife said...

I need to see that object on a dog before I can figure it out! Or on a cat???

1:45 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Ok, I need a pattern for a Bunny Sweater! Something I can strap on that they can't get out of ~ they are little Houdini's when it comes to the cut-off sweater shirt sleeves.

That being said, Shadow is now a big mess of mats because I didn't have the heart to give him a hair cut with the weather we've been having the past couple of weeks. Argh. Poor guy. Not to mention a waste of some wonderful bunny hair!

Hugs, Jen

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I just finished my first two socks EVER, and I have yarn for so many more!

I wish I could get my dog to wear a sweater. I love those colors. She'd be more of a red or solid violet, though: she's a border collie, so she's black and white. And would never let me put her in a sweater.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Miss Knotty said...

The second of a pair just came off the needles for me last night (its second was posted finished in the Canine Chic comments).

-The Whimsy.
P.S. Gorgeous fiber!! Oh! I want to learn to spin in the worst way!!!! (sigh). someday!

1:28 AM  

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