Thursday, March 01, 2007

Furry Dog, Fluffy Snow, Soft Sweater

We got another decent snow here in Vermont on Friday, although nothing compared to the Valentine's Day Storm on Friday. I got to leave work early and go to the park with Robb and Ella T. Dog. Not too many people had tromped through the park yet so there was lots of fresh fluffy snow for both humans and caninces to enjoy. Below is Ella's tail on the trail. It's pretty much impossible to lose her in the snow. Look at that tail and those ears! When we adopted her fromt the humane society last June, she was terrified and her tail was so far between her legs that it was practically touching her nose. It's nice to see what a little TLC can do for a traumatized dog. John Lennon was right (about a lot) , "All you need is love."
And now for the knitters who read this blog. Below is a picture of me in my first completed sweater project. The pattern was in interweave Winter 2005. The yarn is Malabrigo. Yes, the first pattern I tried to read and interpret was from Interweave. This sweater took about a year start to finish, although I put it aside for about six months and did numerous smaller projects, such as hats and scarves. When I decided to take on a sweater project, many people suggested that I try something simple to start. I figured if I was going to invest all this time in knitting a sweater, I wanted it to be special. Needless to say, I spent many hours in on the couch and in the passenger seat saying, "Oh, now I see my mistake" and ripping out inches of hard work. I started the project for the Knitting Olympics last February. I finished it this past January. I've never been good at competetive sports. Maybe it comes from all those years at Socialist summer camp.


At 8:13 PM, Anonymous pippi said...

It is beautiful!
(you pinkos and your knitting sheesh ;))

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Misty said...

Interesting to know.


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