Project – Cable Dress
Patons Pattern Book #500864 Fall in Love
Yarn – Patons Angora Bamboo
Blogger – BrennaLePurl
We got a puppy. His name is 'Red' and he is quite the handful. This new addition to our little family has been causing quite the raucous. He is afterall, a puppy and well, that's what puppies do. He's hyper, a total spaz and yet we have fallen totally in love with this little guy. How does this have anything to do with knitting/crocheting you ask?
Picture if you will...the puppy is FINALLY laying/sleeping on the floor beneath my feet (you know, because that is the ONLY place where he knows to be). I am happily working on my Cable Tunic when all of a sudden, out of no where, this dog, spastically jumps up and TAKES HOLD OF MY KNITTING! Puppy teeth people! Do you know how sharp they are?! As we begin a match of tug-o-war and desperate pleading, I realize this is only going to end one way. Very. Badly. Turns out, puppies do not understand "Please LET GO of my project NOW." In fact, they find it even more intriguing. In the end, after many not so nice words (luckily my 3 year old human recorder was already tucked in for the night), he finally let go.
Just so you know, Patons Angora Bamboo fares pretty well in a puppy tug-o-war match. Of course, the damaged area had a couple pulls but nothing that couldn't be fixed. Luckily, Red did not break through any of the yarn. The repair was fairly simple. All I had to do was lightly block the damaged portion, adjust the pulled stitches and voila, the tunic was back to it's original shape. It's finally dry and now I am ready to knit again. Except now I can't find my cable needle! It must have gotten lost during the match. Oh well, it could have been a lot worse. Off to the local knitting store I go...