[title courtesy of clever Nancy]
When we left off, I was being chased through the woods by the Blair Sweater. …… Metaphorically speaking. Cause you know, even though that sweater is kicking my ass, I could still beat it in a foot race. Ha! who’s the scaredy cat now Sweater?!
Kay has christened this horror show The Silence of the Pugs.
just look at my trusty guard dogs (&cat) in action!
although I have achieved a finished project this weekend, it is probably too soon to break into a rousing chorus of Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. I should finish a few successful rows on That Sweater first I suppose.
Ganomy Hat by Elizabeth Zimmerman
some patterns mods by me!
notice the new reading glasses?
I agree. It was completely nervy of me to modify a Zimmerman pattern when I cannot seem to knit a single row on anything else! This hat is a fabulous pattern and I highly recommend it. It calls for decreasing to 14 stitches at the top, and then inserting a ping pong ball and tying it off within the top of the hat for a buoyant and gnome-like ending.
D#2 did not want to look gnomish. So I added a line of double decreases along the front and back in order to reduce the stitch count more quickly. She looks adorable in it, but declined a photo-op this morning since she had gotten her hair just so.
It’s looking very festive around Swineville. Your guard dog would surely jump into action if anything became amiss!
back off doggie. you are really scaring me.
I couldn’t get my kids to go for the ping pong ball either. Go figure.
That tennis ball gives me nightmares.
I think Elizabeth Zimmermann would be proud… Now let’s get some of that Knitting Without Tears mojo working on That Sweater!
hair just so. :) the hat looks great m’dear! and the pups as well.
A ping pong ball? In a hat? I think it’s good you left it out.
Mine is called “The Tapestry Needles Have Eyes.”
Does that coffee cup say “gauge?”
Very ungnomish. Cute.
Cara, that tennis ball’s got your name on it…!
Your napping guard dogs (: mine bark at squirrels but not people.
I really like your swine mirror and your new specs..Hope you have vision insurance too. My new ones cost over $500 this last month.. but I only had to pay part of that.