Monday, January 20, 2014

Another Puppy Tale

So sorry about going on and on about the new pup but seriously, that's all I'm up to. I don't have a moment where my attention is not focused completely on her. She is so bad. She isn't even napping much during the day anymore. I did find one thing that she likes. She likes to rock in the rocking chair while I spin. The motion seems to calm her crazy arse down. At this point, I'll do anything for some peace and quiet.

 She has also outgrown her one and only sweater so I had no choice but to make her a new one. After looking closely at this one and reading up on some patterns, I realized it's just two rectangles with a collar.

 The rectangle for the underside is just ribbing and the leg holes are just where you don't sew the two together. She hated the collar so I skipped it.

I had some of this in the stash for no good reason, so I gave it a try

I held my breath hoping the floral part would show up before I ran out of dog. It just did.

I found out I could knit this simple thing and walk at the same time so I followed the little demon around the house for a few hours while I worked it. When she took a brief nap I used my sloppy mattress stitch on it and when she woke up she had a new sweater.

It is much more comfy that the store bought one as it has lots more give. It did fit but I could have made it a few inches longer and wider. I have plenty more yarn in the stash so I'm pretty sure there will be another one in the future.

I also made her two new blankets out of some fleece Joanne's had on sale. That's my kind of project. All I had to do was to cut the yard in half and then snip some fringe. Done.


  1. The sweater is darling. The puppy is beyond cute! And I'm just going to have to try rocking while spinning. ;-D Not sure I can pull it off but you've inspired me to try!

  2. I felt the same way about writing about Tux for a few weeks - like "Is this all I have to say anymore??". But when I stopped writing about him, people kept asking about him.
    And pup is absolutely adorable, so I don't think you need to apologize.I love her little sweater - so cute!

  3. Again many thanks. NO puppy shenanigans here…
    I LOVE her new sweater. Love the color for her. The size of it….everything.

    Al as a baby liked the bathroom fan noise….if that's any help

  4. adorable little pup and love her sweater.
    I have nothing what so ever to write about lately so really enjoying your puppy tales