I am joining with Carole to share some things today!
I believe in the “three strikes and you are out” theory. Because, generally if after three tries of doing something one way unsuccessfully, continued tries in the same manner means you are heading down the path to insanity. And, so yesterday Deschain and I sort of had it out – in a big way. I will spare you the gritty details, but I will tell you that cotton yarn and picking up stitches in a fabric knit at a loose gauge were beyond my capabilities. End result? I have taken out the side seams and I am knitting those blasted sleeves flat. Once done – I will seam it all together. All this has reinforced to me that I am a wool knitter. Period. If I want a cotton sweater – I will buy the damned thing! LOL
A fun fact about Pugs – they are perpetual shedders. So, if you don’t like dog hair – you don’t want a Pug. However, a couple of times a year they go from being a perpetual shedder to an Oh My Gosh, How Can This Small Dog Have This Much Hair, Super Shedder! However, one of these Super Shedder phases always happens about now and so Sherman and I spend a good bit of time in the back yard where I attempt to defur him. I calculate the amount of hair removed in “Pug-sized” quantities and the past two mornings have reached the “three pugs worth” of hair. However, within 30 minutes every last bit of hair is gone from the yard – carried away by the nesting birds. I like knowing that this year’s baby bird crop will be snug in a nest lined with Sherman!
There is some success in the seeds I planted! Beans and Basil and Atomic Cherry Tomatoes are spouting! Also – this hilarious photo my daughter sent yesterday! Genevieve all decked out in her “strawberry” clothes ready to start gardening! I am too, Vivi – I am too!
That is all I have for today! What about you? What things are on your list today?
I am laughing at your no-cotton-knitting-for-me declaration! Re: dogs and shedding. We regularly built new kittens from the discarded fur/hair from our two longish-haired dogs. Just to make it interesting we throw in some pit bull hair from Percy.
Hmm, I never thought of it this way, put apparently I shed like a pug. I could probably make myself a wig out of my own hair from what comes out in my brush!
Yellow labs shed in a similar fashion. I used to wonder how Dixie could possibly have any fur left on her body given all that she would shed every spring.
Oh. I know all about shedding. With TWO labs, one or the other of them is ALWAYS blowing her coat. (Right now, JoJo is in the lead. I’m sure she’ll pass the baton soon, though.)
I really don’t like knitting with cotton. It is so unforgiving! (Linen is a close second, but at least I like the finished product more with linen.) Way to go for sticking with it, Kat.
OH MY GOODNESS – I feel so much better about my much-belated comment on yesterday’s post (about doing those sleeves flat) … now that you’ve figured it out on your own LOL!! LOVE seeing Genevieve with her gardening togs. in the snow 🙂 Happy Thursday!
I am so happy that Mylo is a schnauzer (no shedding). Genevieve is so darling!
Darling little granddaughter. It makes me happy to see that Strawberry Shortcake is still a thing with little girls.
Miss G is growing up! What a sweetheart 🙂 I tend to not knit with cotton because it hurts my hands…