Thursday, April 09, 2009

No Knitting Going Down

There hasn't been a lot of knitting going on around here lately. There has been a lot of playing, barking, snuggling and pooping if truth be told. Meet Miss Molly, the latest addition to our household. She is a 9 week old black lab who has quickly found her way in to our hearts. The kids are crazy about her and she thinks that the Little Man is one of her litter mates. She loves playing with him and follows him all around. She has one blue eye and one brown eye (photo not so great) but it is not clear that the blue eye won't yet turn brown. We are hoping that it doesn't. She is sweet and playful and fairly mellow. She only has one flaw. She has serious separation anxiety leading to messes I wish not to discuss. But we are learning how to deal with it and find ways to make her more comfortable when she is alone. It's amazing how helpful a puppy trainer can be. Just when I'm ready to throw in the towel she looks up at me with that sweet puppy look or snuggles up with me on the couch and all sins are forgotten. I know what Janice is thinking - I warned you!

There is some recently completed knitting in the hat arena. I do make other things - just none that are finished or photographed. I promise next time to give you something better. But I am starting my stash of hats for the Relay for Life in June. Once again if any of you want to donate hats just let me know.

First we have a cabled hat from Monica's pattern with some Tonalita yarn I got at Stitches. I'm very happy with how this one turned out. I love her pattern. It is quick and easy but yields a great result.
Next up I've been making hats using scrap yarns of various colors. The two finished ones have the band with the wrong side facing out and the one still in progress has the right side out. I just can't decide which I like best. What do you think?
Finally I made another Amanda hat with some pink and grey Katia Mexico yarn. I'm not so sure about the colorway but hopefully someone will like it.
Well time to walk Miss Molly!


AlisonH said...

They're beautiful!

I got to see a cancer patient actually wearing a chemo cap in the hospital and it made my day to see one being loved and enjoyed and worn like that. It was a celebration of love and life, right there on her head.

Janice said...

Oh.. Miss Molly is just adorable!! You will love her..... I wish she could come and play with Sophie!!! Labs are the GREATEST dogs and you won't be sorry in the long run!! (I admit somedays one wonders what one was thinking!!)
All of the hats are amazing! I still wonder what you do with all of them there in CA :-)

hakucho said...

Miss Molly is so cute...and she's very unusual with her differently colored eyes :) Hope you can help her get over her separation anxiety. It's amazing how much damage such an adorable little pooch can do!

All of your hats are always find the best patterns.

happy knitting :)

I'm busy knitting said...

Miss Molly is a cutie!

Bonnie D. said...

Molly is fantastic!! She will bring so much joy to you all!

Judy said...

Your puppy is adorable !!