Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Seven More Days Until Knitting Freedom!

YES!!  Only seven more days with my charming students.  I'm counting and I know that they are too.  Their brains are probably doing something along these lines, "Math homework or daydream about what I will be doing this summer...hmmmmm...Daydream!"  My brain is doing the exact same thing.  The daydreams that I have consist of all the knitting that I will be doing and all of the Mo Points that I will be accumulating towards being an excellent gay man.

I have already started down that path.  Sunday, I was in super Mo Point acquisition by channeling my inner Joan Crawford, "I'm not mad at you.  I'm mad at the dirt."  Yes, I was a cleaning machine, even to the point of getting a toothbrush to clean out the dirt from the corners.  I also have to say that my Hover carpet cleaner is a beautiful thing.  It always amazes me how much dirt lives in carpets.  ACK!  Anyway, it's always nice to have a clean house especially before you have a litter of puppies.

My girl Trudy is expected to have a litter of 9-11 puppies any day now.  I'm hoping  that it is nine as eleven is a lot.  Most of them are already sold to happy homes.  One puppy will be going home to twin girls on their birthday in August.  I want to be there when that puppy goes home.  It will be fun to see the kids' faces.  Actually, as I write this, Trudy is getting ready to whelp her litter.  Poor thing, she's so uncomfortable.  Her temperature has dropped and she is trying to find a place to deliver.  I haven't seen any big contractions yet; so, I think that we are still a few hours away from the big event.  Here is a picture of her super pregnant tummy.

I have also been very busy on the knitting front.  At long last, I finished a blanket for a coworker's baby.  It's only a year late.  Well, actually I think of it as being six months over due as they wouldn't have used it last summer.  Anyway, her son is a year old now and I'm sure he will still get a lot of use from it.  Here are a few pictures.  I knit it in the round and steeked it.  I am all about steeking.  It makes my knitting life really easy.

 My extreme fair isle sweater is almost done.  I have completed one sleeve and I'm about a fourth of the way through the other one.

I am very happy with the way the sleeve decreases turned out.  I hid them in the main colour of the pattern and left a stripe of contrasting colour between them.

This sweater has been a really good learning experience and has brought together various skills that I have learned making other seamless sweaters.  It has actually motivated me to make another and, this time, write down the pattern.  Maybe I'll start a men's seamless sweater revolution.


  1. Ilove the colours of your sweater, can't wait to see the finished garment.

  2. wow buck those are two amazing works....i am speechless !!