Wednesday, November 28, 2007

PuppyLove and FlickrMitts!

Happiness is...

I used up the last 4 skeins of Lion Brand "BIG" yarn to make a small throw for Spike. He LOVES it! It's perfect as a mat to lay on or (as in the photo above) a warm, cozy blanket when he's on the loveseat. (Yes, I am crazy!)

These are the latest pair of mitts I have finished for the Fingerless Mitts KAL. The bright stripes make me think of Dr. Seuss for some reason... plus I am a big Flickr addict, and they are Flickr's logo/symbol colors (must have been subconsciously in my mind - I didn't even realize it until after they were done!). I plan to knit more mitts (there are so many great patterns on the Fingerless Mitts for Fall KAL blog!) but I have so many other projects I want to do, too!!

I have started a simple garter stitch shawl for my mom, in Lion Brand Homespun's, "Prairie" colorway. My parents have an apartment on the 9th floor of a large building. It used to be kept very warm... Even on the coldest days, it was comfortable to wear t-shirts and even shorts. With the recent huge increases in fuel prices, that's no longer the case, so I think she'll appreciate a shawl a lot more now when she's reading or watching TV.
Simple Shawl


keri said...

Your finished mittens are so pretty and cheerful! And your doggie is so adorable snuggled under that little blanket! =)

barefoot rooster said...

Thanks for the happy thoughts on my baby kimono! I love these stripey mitts -- saw them on the KAL and forgot to look at who they belonged to. I need to make some of these. Boh is 11 months old - a sweetheart, though he is a bit of a scaredy-cat. Spike is a great name for a dog.

tiennie said...

What a cute puppy! Great knits!