Switching gears

I have a feeling that my obsessive tendency is going to be directed at socks for awhile. This landed in my mailbox yesterday:

After months of waiting, I can finally say it was worth the wait. I devoured the book yesterday and cast on this morning:

It was tough to decide which pattern to knit. I have a feeling this book will be dog-eared in record time.

I received a couple of questions about how many stitches I cast on for A Scarf With No Name. Since I record everything about every object that I knit, I consulted my handy dandy knitting notebook. However, I didn’t find the cast on number, I found this:

Yes, that says “metric assload”. I didn’t even try to count the stitches. What I do remember is that I used a 46″ circular needle and the long tail cast on and cast on until the needle was full.

Samantha’s love affair with the pink bunny continues:

The poor bunny is soggy, missing most of the stuffing and one ear is partially chewed off. It was well worth the $2.

I realize that I am extremely biased, but I think Kishka is one of the most gorgeous mutts I’ve ever seen.  I love to take pictures of her.


8 responses

  1. Kishka is not cute like Abner, Kishka is beautiful, gorgeous, and stunning. And I’m not biased.

    Samantha is pretty darned cute though, she’s pretty too, but she has a definite cuteness to her.

    And dang! I didn’t even know about that book!

  2. How can it be that your pictures of your dogs get better and cutter? I had to laugh because of “metric assload” that’s such a good sts count! ;o)
    I MUST resist to buy this sock book, but everybody is tuting its horn!

  3. “Metric Assload”, huh? Funny, I couldn’t find that one in any of my knitting glossaries. LOL! ;-Þ

    I’m drooling over your Sensational Knitted Socks book. It’s on my wish list.

    You’re right, Krishka IS a very beautiful dog. Knitting, doggies, and new knitting terms; what more could one want in a blog? 😉

  4. Can’t wait to see what you knit from it!

  5. I so enjoy the pictures of the dogs!

  6. Kishka has such a wonderful personality that really comes out in your pictures it always makes me ponder, “What is she thinking today?”

    All the other animals are adorable too but I think Kishka is my favorite. 🙂

  7. I was scrolling through the wordpress ‘socks’ tag and just have to say how gorgeous your dogs are. They make me wish I didn’t live in a big city.

    Have fun with the sock book!

  8. You’re right, Kishka is very beautiful. I like her little eartip – it adds to her charm.

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