Tuesday, September 18, 2007
My Just Desserts
I've been a little distracted from knitting lately. I had a post a couple of weeks ago with pictures of my kids holding puppies. My sister-in-law asked me if we'd given in on the "puppy thing." I thought, "Of course not, we're happy with our animal situation as it is. No way!" Well, famous last words. Russ went and picked up "Gidget" last Thursday, and we are all officially in love with her, even Rowdy. We were a little nervous about how he would react, but he is very gentle with her and seems quite content to have his daughter chew on his ears and chase his tail.
She is already pretty much house trained and doesn't complain at night when we "crate" her. But she is not without some flaws. Rowdy used to absolutely love yarn. He just couldn't control himeself. If yarn was anywhere around, he'd grab it and run with it. I once found some beautiful angora yarn that I had foolishly left at "dog" level, strewn all around the backyarn. Gidget seems to have the same inclination. Today I saw her heading toward my knitting bag, and yes, I grabbed the camera before I grabbed her. I sacrificed a nice Brittany Birch double point for this cute pic.
I think I'm going to take Wool Winder's advice and knit a couple ittle pumpkins before I go back to socks. Oh! I also plan to knit the pumpkin bag pattern that Merit told me about.