Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bad Week for Knitting, Good Week for Dogs

I've been neglectful of my knitting. (Is that proper grammar? It sounds a bit wiggy. Anyhoo ...) I've had finished socks sitting around for days just waiting for the ends to be sewn up and my Scarf with No. 20 Border has been sitting in limbo. I've also got false starts for a number of projects just lying around. "Why is that?" you may ask. This is why ...



Our new 8 month old dog, Luna, adopted from GRREAT. Named after this (of course) but also her (she's a brilliant character). My kids named her after her because in a few months we will be adopting a cat to be named Stella. (Aren't they clever children?) I will spare you all the intimate details of how much we love her and how she has fearlessly rid out backyard of those awful pinecones. We're just so happy to have her in our family!



And here's an FO to report as well ...



Pattern: Widdershins by Brooke Chenoweth Creel
Yarn: Austermann Step
Needles: US 1s
Notes: I still love the Widdershins pattern although after reading Nova's post about her toe ups, I'm going to try out Wendy's basic pattern. I used my typical suspended bind off for one of the socks, but then read about the modified Russian bind off. So I used that for the second sock to compare. I love it. I will use this on all my future toe up socks! Why? Because I seem to bind off tightly and because I like a stretchy top to my socks.

I enjoyed knitting with this yarn. I made short socks for myself so that I can get a kid's pair out of the leftovers! They will be wonderful this fall and winter ... Will it ever be cold again? Really?

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Cutest pine cone destroyer ever. :)

Love the socks!

Bridget said...

Yay Luna! She looks like such a sweetie. I'm really jealous ...

Those socks are pretty neat, I like the colors.

Liz K. said...

You got a golden! Yay! Luna is a beautiful dog, and a wonderful addition to the R-G family.

Diana said...

Great dog, love her name too! I liked that children's book.
I'm using that same yarn for socks right now! Knitting the Jaywalkers. I love those colors

knitnzu said...

Welcome Luna! Glad she's taking care of those ferocious pine cones...what will she do with the squirrels or are they too ferocious for her to contend with?

anne marie in philly said...

what a pretty girl!

lucky for all of you!

Christie said...

What a cutie pie. And what very clever kids you have!

tiennie said...

Nice socks! Cute cute doggie!

Laurie said...

Luna is a gorgeous gal!

I'll bet she thinks your socks taste like chicken. hee hee.

Octopus Knits said...

Cute socks -- and welcome, Luna!

Petra said...

I have a dog named Luna too, she's a black border collie mix. GREAT name! Your Luna is so pretty! I would want to brush her all day...

Dorothy said...

What a beauty! She looks like great fun and I love her name. Clever kids.

I'm going to have to look up that bind off. Mine are a bit tight too and not going to be fun to deal with if I ever manage to knit a sock.

nova said...

Pretty dog, pretty socks! And yay for the (modified) Russian Bind-off! I think Wendy's pattern is my new go to pattern for plain socks, but I will try Widdershins.