A long, long time ago, in November last year, I have decided to crochet jumpers for my parents’ two rescue dogs. Those jumpers have never been finished, as I thought it would be cruel to force any living creature to wear them. I decided to wait until my knitting skills improve enough to knit some nice dog garments instead.
Unfortunately, the older of the dogs, Tosia, passed away some time ago. I still find it hard to believe that she’s gone and we all miss her a lot, including her adoptive sister Nika, who still refuses to sleep on Tosia’s favourite sleeping spots and eat where Tosia’s bowls used to be…
So… the doggie jacket was a project from hell. I frogged and restarted it about million times or so, and in the end it turned out so stiff and ugly that I felt sorry for the poor dog who would have to wear it. So I didn’t even frog it one more time, just threw it all away. And then I turned to an old, tried pattern to crochet a rug which would finally use up the long stored aran wool in my stash. This wool was just too coarse to use it for a hat or a scarf.
That was both super easy and super fast and will replace an old similar rug, which was completely ruined by my cats (because it’s so awesome to wrap their toys in it and then search for them, using the claws of course). I hope it will last a bit longer than the previous one, especially that winter is coming quickly, days are shorter, and cats sleep more too – on their crocheted blankets and cushions of course 😉
A little warning: this is going to be a post with my random rambling about anything crochet and knitting related. No finished projects to share except a small pair of baby booties:
That was a very quick project based on this lovely pattern by Sarah Zimmerman. A friend of mine, who used to be very close but now we only talk on Skype sometimes (which I really hope to fix once our lives are sorted – she’s a migrant like me and not settled anywhere at this point either), has had her second baby recently. She waited with notifying me until the baby’s birth and well, I just wanted to make something very quick to send instantly and welcome the little guy to this world – hence the booties. I am actually excited that I now have the reason to make some baby stuff, as there are so many nice patterns and all the family and friends kids are already older. So I guess, small booties now, but something bigger for him and his brother for Christmas 😉
…because they are always welcome and cherished! 🙂