Amazing! As in you all are some amazing people. You’ve seen some of the amazing things that other bloggers do, knitted and not. But here are a couple of amazing things from non-blogging knitting pals who were over last week, and who are amazing.
This is Edition Rebecca Leaflet #4. Deb did this much in under a week. Libby gave her a box of Rambouillet yarn in exchange for a sweater. Deb made her an aran, an old pattern that I can’t find a link to, but it had a lot of bobbles and diamonds. That took her 10 days. So, you can surmise two things here (aside from Deb being amazing), #1 she is a fast knitter, and #2 she is sort of retired.
Colleen had seen Rogue around on the internet and wondered if she could wing it from just seeing the pictures. I’d say! She is amazing too. But these photos sadly are not… they’re fuzzy, don’t make them bigger!
The other day I found a flickr page devoted to pictures of the Rogue sweater… of course I can’t find it right now!
My amazing dogs…
That’s zuzu on the left, gracie in front on the right. You might say zuzu is amazingly funny looking… I’d started trimming some mats in her legs and just decided to trim all of her legs. The mats are still in there, but her hair is shorter and maybe I’ll get to them. These dogs seem to micromat. Maybe they’re like bergamascos??? (There’s a guy in Ellsworth that has a few of these, one of these days I hope to visit him, they seem like interesting dogs)… I’ve tried the furminator, but it doesn’t seem to do very well with their coats. I think if you have a pet with a ‘regular’ coat it’s good… not so sure about these poodly or poodle mix coats. Best for us has been the mat cutter and a wire pin brush.
More pics at the bottom of my dogs set, here. What is especially amazing is my friend Karen who bred these dogs. One of her clients (she does speech therapy) came over… There was the 11 year old girl who was already there, then 2 toddlers, a baby, and a young school ager came in. The baby (almost a year) got right in the pool with Bear and the pups. Karen says ‘don’t do this at home‘… she has really good dogs, and the pups are hugely socialized at a young age. It was a bit chaotic, but everybody, including all the dogs, was quite calm! Grandma Kate was desperate for affection…(poor deprived thing…not!) she leaned into me, and practically pushed me over!