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Ponchos and pets November 29, 2004

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Gracie_sirdar_pocho Gracie’s collarboration poncho is finished and could use some blocking along the edges.  I thought the fringe would weigh the bottom down.  I’ll get the iron out one of these days.  Gracie is quite pleased.  Thanks mom for doing the majority of it.  This was knit on size US 10 needles using Sirdar Denim Chunky.  My mom and I agree we would go up to a US10.5 if we were to do it again.  And we wouldn’t!  It was based on several patterns including the Yarn Harlot, Barbara Walker and a pattern from a LYS. 

Debbie_bliss_soho_mitt I also finished a Debbie Bliss fingerless mitt in her new yarn Soho.  Granny and I each knit one for the shop.  I think they are more like detachable sleeves than fingerless mitts–they are super long.  The pattern said it called for just 2 balls.  Granny and I had to share a 3rd.  The yarn is pretty nice and I would easily knit these again…just a wee bit shorter.

Thanksgiving went well enough.  My MIL was ill so it was moved from the North Shore of Long Island to the South Shore at my SIL’s.  Our dessert turned out horribly.  Kevin and I were both a bit queasy.  Oh well…there is always Christmas to look forward to.

The camera is a bit broken.  The connectors, where I usually hook up the cord to the computer, are bent.  Boohoo.  We now have to use the card and insert it into the laptop.  I think this is even more reason why I need a camera phone!

Oh!  We went to the animal shelter on Saturday to get a cat.  We almost fell in love with a sweet Maine Coon cat but she and four other sweet cats had been "rescued" by an organization and were no longer available for adoption.  Sigh.  We are considering a dog again.  I think Ann at Purling Swine put me over the edge.  I love her little Poe.  We are considering sucking it up and paying for a Goldendoodle again.  I want a pet too!

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7 Responses to “Ponchos and pets”

  1. Rossana Says:

    Oh yes! You definitely need a pet! And I will vote “yes” on the camera phone, too, even though I currently don’t have a cam-phone. But you need one! =) (Pssst…How am I doing on the Enabling front? Tee hee hee!)

  2. Mary Beth Says:

    I like the turtle neck on the poncho – looks so nice and cozy!

  3. ann Says:

    Gracie’s poncho looks great! If I ever put this puppy down, I will be starting mine next …… Poe says when are you coming to visit?

  4. Cindy Says:

    Get a dog, Get a dog I will enable until blue in the face : )Have you seen Knitting Notes Mary’s new puppy?? that is love.
    The poncho is adorable. Gracie looks so cute. I love your Granny stories.

  5. Kim Says:

    Great job on the poncho–the turtleneck is a nice addition. It’s freezing out here–maybe I should get started on a turtleponcho? 🙂

  6. Margene Says:

    Gracie looks very cool in her fab poncho. Good job of making it your own way.
    We couldn’t live a single day without a pet. There is something wonderful about sharing space with an animal. Good luck finding just the right pet.

  7. Orli Says:

    I must admit I’m biased. Having had a dog and now I have a cat…I say, go for the dog! =)
    Mine was a Golden Retriver mix and boy did she have a heart of gold…she was such a loving and kind dog.
    I’ll need to tell fluffa about you. She wants to knit those fingerless long mittens. See her entry today.
    I also want to make a poncho. I don’t know when I’ll fit it in…right now I have to focous on the xmas gift for my friend and after that I hope to work on something for two young lads (just 1 and 3 years old) that have recently lost thier father. After that I can think about me…but I can’t make up my mind what do I want…I just no I want a poncho b/c everyone else has one =)


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