Thursday, February 11, 2010

Scarf model

I finished my scarf at knitting class last night. Today Sadie agreed to model it.

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But she had a hard time hiding her boredom and couldn't stop yawning.

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Well, I assume she was yawning and not acting like the scarf made her want to barf...

I think it was less than five minutes between when I tied the last piece of fringe onto the scarf and when I was at the counter buying new yarn. The instructor had on such a pretty loosely knitted shawl, I somehow decided I couldn't live without one.

As soon as I got home from class I started on it. I was in the middle of one of the rows when the husband came home. The moment the husband gets home is the best moment in Sadie's day. She goes beserk. They have a little routine where she sits in front of me, facing him. Then she stands up on her back legs and sort of punches the air with her front legs. She likes to have me nearby because she often loses her balance! Then she sort of runs at him and punches him in the chest with her front legs. They wrestle for a bit on the ground, she gets loose and runs to me ('cuz I got her back), and then he stays crouched down on the ground and she dives in for the "kill," which, in this case, is the mother of all wet willies. It's hysterical, and one day I'll have to figure out how to get it on video.

But I said all that to say that when the husband came home, I was knitting and I didn't want to quit in the middle of a row. So I continued knitting. Sadie was so wound up because I wasn't there as her backup that she came running over and grabbed the ball of yarn (like the yarn thief that she is!) and took off. I was running around the house after her, trying to keep the yarn from being pulled off the needles, and the husband was practically rolling on the ground laughing. He finally managed to get the yarn out of her mouth, but not before it got quite a bit of dog spit on it. Thankfully I didn't lose a stitch in the whole fiasco!

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  1. It looks like your yarn survived! I love the texture, what type of yarn is it?

  2. It is called Yardley and the label says Bristol Yarn Gallery. It's spun in Peru and distributed by Plymouth Yarn Company.

    It is 76% baby alpaca, 19% silk, 5% nylon and 100% soft and snuggly!

    And the photo doesn't show it very well, but the color is nearly identical to the color of water in the photos I posted yesterday!

  3. I think I'm going to have to find a yarn with that texture! Although minus the alpaca, which kind of irritates my skin, despite its softness... I guess I'm either allergic or super-sensitive. Are you using larger sized needles and doing a simple garter stitch, or are you doing something fancier?

  4. Bummer you can't wear alpaca. I hope I don't have that same problem!

    For this shawl and yarn, she told me to use size 15 needles so it stays really loose. She was wearing hers, and you could see through it. You cast on 40, then add a stitch after the first stitch and before the last stitch on every row. It is just a simple garter stitch. The shawl the instructor made looked like it was about 1 or 1.5 feet high and wide enough to wrap around her back and shoulders and tie in front.

    All this talk about knitting makes me want to take the afternoon off to knit!

  5. How adorable! What cute pictures :) Hope you're doing well and have a great Valentine's weekend :)

  6. What a little turkey she is! I think I love her. No, I know I do!

  7. Love these pictures...too cute and too funny :)


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