I’m actually not much in a mood to do a Dogs on Thursday post today. However, I know from grievings past that going through the motions of normalcy works, so here you go.
The Princess of Joy, Missy Moo, Missy Sissy, Gretchen-Danica-Diana is doing just fine on her own. She’s being very attentive to her people, especially me, and she’s trying so hard to be a REALLY good girl. She also wishes those of you to the west would turn fans our way or something, because suddenly, my devil may care girl is too prissy to stay outside to do her business. The pup who loved playing in the rain and snow, the girl who thinks yard sprinklers are toys, won’t pooo with the wet stuff falling from the sky. If you don’t know where we live, we’re about 30 hour into the remnants of Hurricane Faye dumping much-needed rain on us, with another 30+ hours to go. Something’s going to have to give soon, and I hope it does indeed happen outside.
Oh, and in what is probably the last post on Mugsy’s site, I put up some information on spinal cord strokes.
Now, moving on to an FO report. Yes, I have more than a handful of works in progress, including one shawl I’d really, REALLY like to finish by September 8th, but I just couldn’t pick any of them up since Saturday. However, this very silly project called to me, and it helped me get back into the rhythm of knitting.
Pattern: This Beer’s for Her (Ravelry link) I called it Beer for my horses holder, with a nod to a song that always makes me happy, and makes me want a beer. While it works, there HAS to be an easier way to get very similar results… one ruffle is cast on, knitted, put on waste thread, then later picked up and knitted into the body, and then you pick up and knit the bottom. Using dishcloth cotton on #3 dpns was HARD on my hands, so something different will have to happen if/when I make another. (Yeah, that’s a legit beer in there, but I didn’t drink it last night.)
Yarn: Peaches & Creme Ombres, in Newport. (Funny that, considering that a couple of days before I scooped up this yarn for this project, I’d ordered a Namaste Newport…) Lovely colors, and the pooling doesn’t bother me, but DANG cotton is hard on the hands! Those of you who crank out cloths all the time, how do you do it?
Needles: #3 Knitpicks Metal dpns. Rock-solid functionality. What else needs to be said?
Verdict: I’d like to knit more. They’re cute, and could be a very quick knit if some of you will tell me how to make cotton knittable. I probably will go up a needle size on the next one, not because this is too tight on the bottle – it’s snug, but I didn’t have to battle to get it on – but because that has to help, right?