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December 6, 2006

Christmas Knitting II

I also made two sweaters for Captain, Al's dachshund. I didn't get a good picture of the second one, which is a pity since it was better fitted. Both were too long - the instructions for sizing really don't work if you don't have the dog there with you - but the second one I left unfinished just in case and indeed, needed to adjust the armholes for a better fit. However, both are very cute on Captain and he seems to like them. He gets so cold so easily that he was wearing them around the house...

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Pattern: Fiber Trends Dandy Dog Sweaters
Design: Sweater 1 - Beaded Rib (pictured); Sweater 2: Mock Cable
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted
Needles: Size 6 straight needles

December 1, 2006

Finally! Knitting & cute mammals

I've been knitting like crazy, but since I've been doing all Christmas presents, I haven't been able to record what I've finished until after I give the presents. So, yippee, I can now talk about

Dainty Bess pattern from "Elizabeth I" by Jolene Treace at http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/itemid_50356220/projects_display
#5 Clover straights
3.5 skeins of DebbieBliss Pure Silk (DK) #06 @ http://www.knittingfever.com/knitpatterns.asp?manu=Debbie+Bliss&yarn=Pure+Silk+DK&prodid=5012&prodtype=yarn&detail=yes

which I made for my mom:

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Unrelated to knitting, but too cute not to share:
Clockwise: Mom, Al, Captain, Maggie

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