Saturday, November 29, 2008

Double Cable Dog Sweater

We had a great and wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. Everyone contributed to the meal & everyone helped with the dreaded after-meal clean-up. It was one of the most memorable Thanksgivings that we have had in a long time. More about that in an up and coming post.

Now...about the knitting. In between socks, I have managed to finish another dog sweater for some very dear & special people in our lives. They recently adopted another fur-baby, Mapache, a long-haired Chi. Of course, Chi's need sweaters in this part of the winter-States.





(Yes, that's my box of knitting needles on the left. I'm hopeless, I know.)

This little guy is only 16 weeks & he's fully of energy! It was so hard to get a photo of the double-cable design that graced the center of the back of the sweater. I used left-over yarn (Vanna White-Sage green) from the other dog sweater that I had made a couple months ago.

I found the pattern from Autumnblossomknits. I really liked this pattern, because it was a quick knit done in the round from the top-down. All one piece. No sewing. No seams. I did knit it on US size 8 DPN's, because I didn't have enough size 8 Cirs. But, it was OK. Mapache's parents were very happy & pleased with the sweater. Once they got him into it, I think that he liked it, too.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Double Cable Chi Sweater

We had a great and wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. Everyone contributed to the meal & everyone helped with the dreaded after-meal clean-up. It was one of the most memorable Thanksgivings that we have had in a long time. More about that in an up and coming post.

Now...about the knitting. In between socks, I have managed to finish another dog sweater for some very dear & special people in our lives. They recently adopted another fur-baby, Mapache, a long-haired Chi. Of course, Chi's need sweaters in this part of the winter-States.




(Yes, that's my box of knitting needles on the left. I'm hopeless, I know.)

This little guy is only 16 weeks & he's fully of energy! It was so hard to get a photo of the double-cable design that graced the center of the back of the sweater. I used left-over yarn (Vanna White-Sage green) from the other dog sweater that I had made a couple months ago.

I found the pattern from Autumnblossomknits. I really liked this pattern, because it was a quick knit done in the round from the top-down. All one piece. No sewing. No seams. I did knit it on US size 8 DPN's, because I didn't have enough size 8 Cirs. But, it was OK. Mapache's parents were very happy & pleased with the sweater. Once they got him into it, I think that he liked it, too.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving, socks & ceiling repairs

First...Happy Thanksgiving! I'm going to do this post, then I probably won't be back at the computer until after Thanksgiving.

I had previously posted about having a bathroom leak, which had leaked all the way through my kitchen ceiling. Well, I'm happy to report that the ceiling has been patched in time for Thanksgiving. There won't be time to paint, but at least folks won't have to look @ a big ugly eyesore. Please see previous post.


I finally did get some knitting while watching Dancing With The Stars.
My friends, Joansie & Lizzie have been knitting Blueberry Waffle Socks. So, I have joined in. This is a great sock pattern! It's easy adaptable for any size & any number of stitches.
I have 1 sock completed with Berroco Comfort Sock.


No Second Sock Syndrome for me.........


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thanksgiving, socks & ceiling repairs

First...Happy Thanksgiving! I'm going to do this post, then I probably won't be back at the computer until after Thanksgiving.

I had previously posted about having a bathroom leak, which had leaked all the way through my kitchen ceiling. Well, I'm happy to report that the ceiling has been patched in time for Thanksgiving. There won't be time to paint, but at least folks won't have to look @ a big ugly eyesore. Please see previous post.


I finally did get some knitting while watching Dancing With The Stars.
My friends, Joansie & Lizzie have been knitting Blueberry Waffle Socks. So, I have joined in. This is a great sock pattern! It's easy adaptable for any size & any number of stitches.
I have 1 sock completed with Berroco Comfort Sock.


No Second Sock Syndrome for me.........


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Little Boy Vest