Friday, March 9, 2007

Blankie Update SUPER HERO Friday!

It's a bird....it's a plane....it's SUPER MELLIE!!!!!

To the untrained eye, this may look like an ordinary doggie coat, but alas, it is not. It is a super hero cape. Mellie has been sporting this cool "caped crusader" look since having her belly shaved for her ultrasound two weeks ago. You are probably asking what her super power is, so I'll keep you in suspense no longer. She has the ability to keep fire-breathing dragons out of the backyard. Truly. We have not have a single fire-breathing dragon in the yard on Mellie's watch. Here's another shot of her menacing "NO DRAGONS ALLOWED" stance.
Hey, I'm scared! She has had a really good week - breakfast every day, and only declined dinner once. She thinks vanilla ice cream (melted) is very tasty, and doesn't mind the fact that there are crushed-up pills in it.

As far as knitting this week, the mitred square blankie (3 squares only, I am sad to report) has taken a back seat to an experiment. At the forum on socknitters.com, one of the discussions is debating the use of reinforcing thread in the heels and toes of socks. I have always used regular old cotton/poly sewing thread, thinking that it gives the heels and toes a little something extra. One knitter asked whether the thread was too tough, and actually wears the sock out faster by rubbing against the soft wool. My efforts to extend the life of my socks may, in fact, be hastening them to an early demise. Horrors! Anyway, I have knit up a pair of Grumperina's Jaywalkers, one using thread in the heel and toes, and one not. I finished them last night, and will being trying to wear the heck out of these suckers in the interest of scientific experimentation.


Wish me luck!

2 comments:

pdha said...

Mellie McNugget - Dog of Wonder!

Anonymous said...

just stopping by to say "hi"!!!

secret pal 10 :)