Thursday, February 2, 2012
I started this dog sweater a long, long time ago for our dog Lucy, pictured here looking like she would rather be somewhere else. Since I was in a finishing things up kind of mood, I sharpened my knitting needles, and got right to work. I did run into a couple of snags. I had no idea where I had left off, so had to guess where to start. Also, because doggie sizes are a little like human sizes, and nothing quite fits like it should, I wasn't sure what size I was making. I had to to just plunge ahead. One other question I had was, What was I thinking when I chose these colours?!?
I was so happy about finishing this sweater, that I decided I was going to USE UP my yarn scraps, and make some crocheted slippers. Can you see where this is going? I had a pattern, but the wrong size crochet hook to get that oh-so-important tension correct. While I was in the store, I thought maybe I'd get the yarn suggested in the pattern. (I did some other shopping, but we won't go into that).
After successfully completing a pair in dark blue, I thought maybe I'd use up the partial ball of red yarn left over from making fingerless mittens at Christmas. One and a half slippers later, I discover I am out of yarn. So now I will be going back and getting another ball of red to finish the pair, leaving me with yet more scrap yarn.
And this is just the problem with using up leftovers. Somehow, it always ends up that I'm back at the store, getting more yarn, or paper or ribbon, because I need more of whatever it is I'm trying to get rid of. How can this be?
On a more upbeat note, I see that the CHA has been going on, and many blogs are all a-twitter about the wonderful new products coming out. Wouldn't it be grand to go to the CHA? I feel a bit like Cinderella, wishing she could go to the ball!
Until next time.....