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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Projects of the knitting kind.

I finally finished all the hatware for the little noggins.  I am now ready to start on Pepper's first sweater - I figure, given the fact that he's about 2.5 inches off the ground, he will need multiple sweaters.  One to wear while the others are washed and dried.  It's amazing how much fuss is involved with such a small dog.  Scrappy needs:  hugs, treats, hugs.  So that's easy enough.  Lovey needs:  hugs, treats and exercise.  Ditto.  Well, maybe a sweater, too.  Pepper needs:  a hearing aid, combing, hugs, anal gland cleaning, an extreme amount of treats, sweaters, blankets, and a whole lotta patience from his person...

I did manage to take pictures of the last of the kiddie lot:

 





My table is not red-orange, but so goes the weirdness of my phone camera.  Top to bottom:
Baby bonnet (color is a lovely blue-gray) with apple button and embroidered flower in front for my friend, Rosie's great-niece.  Twins' earflap hats with i-chord ties.  Twins' big sister's alpaca pixie hat with ties.  If you don't look closely (and if you do, well, you deserve what you see...:-/), they turned out pretty well.  It's fun to knit small things.  The bonnet was particularly fun because you knit it in one piece, starting from the chin strap.  And, gasp, it involved short rows!  And I wasn't afraid!!

Once Pepper's sweater is finished, I will have him model it.

11 comments:

  1. Awww, call me a big, fat, old softie but I teared up when I saw the twins' hats with the ear flappers and their big sister's adorable bonnet. Your talented knitting needles (along with the wonderfully kind person wielding them) finished them off just in time. We had such a mild, long fall with lovely temps right through October, but then November 1st hit and we plummeted into the deep freeze. 18° for an overnight low last night. An inch-plus of snow when we woke yesterday morning. Daytime temps not making it out of the 20s. Bring on the winter clothing!!

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    1. Mama Pea - Aw, shucks. I just hope they fit - even if it's eventually...we are enjoying our last balmy-ish day today. It's all downhill from here.

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  2. Can't wait to see the model showing the sweater!! Our middle dog (shepherd/husky mix) needs her glands expressed a few times a year. Our vet "taught" us how to do it from the outside. Can you say hesitant?!? :)

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    1. Mrs DM - Hesitant? I would be headed in the opposite direction! There are places where I draw the line and that's one of them.

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  3. My camera hates tables...I have yet to get good pics of anything I put on it....great camera otherwise...I love these projects...I look forward to Pepper's Modeling!

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    1. Fiona - It seems that some days are better than others, vis a vis the table color. I think that Pepper will be very happy to model it - althought dachshunds are rather fickle.

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  4. Very cute little hats. I'm waiting for the Pepper modeling show . LOL
    That reminds me ... I need to deliver Preemie Hats to the hospital ... and blankets to the Humane Society ...

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