Dachshunds need sweaters. Seriously, this little dog, with his short coat, is like a heat-seeking missile. He’ll sleep in front of the heat vent in the kitchen that blows warm air, loves a good nap in a sun puddle, and especially loves a seat on your lap under a big blanket. But, when I put a sweater on Jackson, he shakes. It’s worse than shivers, it’s like he is being punished, and I’m just trying to help him stay warm. When I first made his neckwarmer, it was more of a joke, but he didn’t shake! So, he wears his neckwarmer pretty much daily from November through March, since 2008. He could use a new one, so when I came across the Triangle Cowl for Tiny Creatures it seemed like a great idea. The yarn is mystery stash – I think it’s from Farmhouse Yarns. I cast on fewer stitches and knit for a length of 15″, then sewed the ends together. Perfect. I like how the yarn started to pool in stripes too. Pretty nice for a quickie project!
Happy Birthday to me, happy Thursday to you! Today is the first day all week where we have not had any plans set, so it is especially nice to take our time, work on a few projects, play outside and relax. I’m still recovering from the brain mush. I’ve skipped WIP Wednesday this week and I don’t have anything finished to show tomorrow, but I have been working on several projects! I finished the sleeves (and sent them off) for a sample knit that I believe will be shown at the fashion show at TNNA this weekend. I have no pictures – due to time issues – I knit the sweater body and sent it off to the designer last Friday so she could knit the trim and I would finish the sleeves!
My Camp Loopy socks started out as two-at-a-time Magic Loop, but I have separated them into individual Magic Loop socks – the patterning is different on each leg and I just could not keep it straight. Last night I worked a bit on one leg, then realized after an hour and a half of knitting, I was doing the right leg pattern on the left sock leg! I’m going to leave it, but I’m so annoyed! I know better!
I am so far behind on my Woodland Sampler and Springtime Sampler, but I didn’t let that stop me from signing up for the Summer Sampler! I’m also practicing my hand stitching / embroidery in the Wild Olive Summer Stitching Club. I’ve made a few paper pieced hexagons and really enjoy it so far! I’m in love with all the fabric options and have been drooling over etsy and some fun assortments of Japanese prints.
I’m getting caught up on checking in on blogs – there are so many great projects going on now!