Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Pretty in pink

My knitting seems to be concentrating on pink lately. No special reason. That just seems to be the color of yarn I picked out.

Here we have a third Little Flap Cap by Lynda Gemmell (Cabin Fever Designs).

Plymouth Encore Colorspun self-striping in #7517
US 8 (5.0 mm) needles

I love this yarn and have to see where I can buy it online. The hat took about 1/2 a skein so I've started a Toddler's Knitted Helmet with what's left. You should see a picture of it in the next post.

On the ride to Scott's pre-op screening a couple of weeks ago, I started another Waffle Knit dishcloth. I got half of it knit during his appointments that day but then mostly abandoned it. I worked on it a little while visiting him in the hospital but I didn't finish it until this past Monday. Oh, look, it's pink!

Lily Sugar' n Cream Rose Twist
US 10 (6.0 mm) needles

Size 10 needles are a bit larger than I usually use for dishcloths but they were what I had in my bag that day.

And finally I have a couple of pictures of my granddog, Lucy. (Click on pics for close-ups.) Ariane's boyfriend, Mike, brought her with him when he came Thanksgiving Day and left her when he went home on Friday. Ariane was here from Tuesday until Sunday to help out with her father.

Lucy is a French Bulldog and a little monster. She loves everyone and thinks that everything is for her. Which means she's always into something. Scott loved having her here because she would cuddle up next to him on the couch. Our dog, Isabella, hates Lucy. Lucy would like nothing better than to play with Izzy but Izzy is too neurotic to play with another dog. So we had a few disagreements. It did make for a rather chaotic weekend.

Lucy is wearing a cone because she has allergies and keeps chewing on her feet. And guess what? Her cone is pink!!

Scott continues to feel better each day. Thanks for all the prayers!


At 12:29 PM, Blogger AmyS said...

Glad to know Scott is home, and I hope he doesn't try to overdo. Pretty hat and washcloth, too!

At 11:43 AM, Blogger KnitNana said...

Nothing wrong with being in the "Pink!" I guess you could say, if Scott's feeling better, that he is, too?

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Yvette said...

Love the Ear Flap hat - must get that pattern!

Hope your Husband is progressing and that you had a great Christmas!

Yvette in OZtralia

At 11:23 PM, Blogger Julie said...

I found your blog doing a search for The Little Flap Cap. I wonder if you found any errors in the pattern? I think it's probably me, but I ended up with too many stitches before the top decreases. The Cabin Fever website appears to be kaput.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Sue said...

Julie - The directions are correct. I read them a few times and couldn't make the numbers add up either. Just blindly follow the directions. You will finish one row and then knit an extra 23 stitches to reach the center of the back flap. This will be your new starting point. Good luck and I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do!

At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Marian said...

I clicked on your link from Knit Talk. I just wondered if Lucy has had her thyroid tested? I've been down that allergy path with a couple of collies and in both cases, it turned out they were hypothyroid. It's easy and cheap to control, after the initial bloodwork--a tiny pill twice a day. As I recall, (and it's been awhile, granted, as my current collie does not have thyroid) French Bulldogs were a breed that was prone to this, but my memory may be flawed. I know of several people who have had goldens and collies who have chewed their feet that had thyroid issues so when I saw your blog, I just thought I'd pass along my experience. Not every vet tests for this. Lucy is cute.

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Sue said...

That's good to know, Marian. I'll pass this info along to my daughter.


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