Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Sunday in June!

Sorry I missed handspun Friday, but blame it on Bell Canada. Our phone didn't work for almost a week. They told us they would come on Thursday between 12-6PM, but never showed up. I was really mad, because we had many errands to run, and couldn't, so we had to add those errands to Friday's things to do. Anyway, phone's working again, and here we are, Sunday afternoon.

It's been overcast all day, with rain showers on and off. It's very humid, and everything is sticky. Between rain showers the pups had some fun on the deck. We put up the dog bed we bought some time ago, which they really like. It's for outside use and can get wet. Of course they have to fight over it, before they can get both comfortable on it.

June 27, 2010

I even have some knitting to show! Back in May I've knit this pair of cotton socks. I started a different pattern, and soon realized I would never finish them that way. I didn't want to rip the cuff out, so I just did my own thing. I realized also that I dislike knitting with cotton yarn. I hated every single stitch of these socks, but I needed at least one pair of cotton socks to wear with my walking shoes, old and new.

cotton socks

Well, I better get the pups out before the next rain shower. At least it's good for our lawn, and new shrubs, and trees.

16 comments:

Susan said...

Now you're getting the weather that we've had lately just as ours is starting to dry up. My sympathies.

I hate knitting with cotton too. It hurts my hands.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I don't like knitting with cotton either - but they are nice looking socks!

RC said...

I hate cotton too, but feel like it must be done ;)
love the bed. wonder if my guys would use one too? hhmmmm

runswithneedles said...

I love to see the boys playing together! I'm so glad that they're such good friends.

CelticCastOn said...

are they still stinky??
I've wanted to try one of those beds for Molly as she's a little stiff getting off the pillow.
I love Denny's little speckled legs and tail that looks like its been dipped in paint. They sure do love to wrestle.

Robin said...

Know what you mean about cotton yarn. You have to almost push it across the needles and it has no give. I do really like that sock pattern, though. Does Happy ever take a bad picture? He's very photogenic!

Kathy... said...

I remember knitting one pair of cotton socks. I also hated making them, but always loved wearing them. Never did another pair though....

Denny is getting Soooo big!

2paw said...

What great photos of Happy and Denny. Denny has really grown, and Happy is looking so handsome!! They are such funny pups but I am glad they like to share their bed!!
Cute socks, I am not enamoured of knitting with cotton either!!!

wolltrunken said...

Meine Guete, Denny waechst ja rasend schnell! Bist Du sicher, dass das nicht der Wolf aus dem Maerchen mit den sieben Geisslein ist mit seiner weissen Pfote???

Liebe Gruesse

von Birgit

Virginia said...

The cotton socks are cute! Were they tough on your hands to knit? I find that cotton rips my poor hands up, and I'd be afraid to try something like socks with it...

Laurie said...

Love the socks! And there's nothing like a rousing game of "bite yer face off" to blow off steam for a pair of doggies. :-)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I can't get over how big Denny is getting! He has beautiful markings ~ and I love to seeing them lying nicely together :)

I love your new socks ~ perfect for Summer! I do agree with you that cotton is hard to knit and whenever a finish a cotton project I think to myself, that's the last time for a long time - LOL

gibknitty said...

your dogs are so cute!

Sharon V said...

Your doggies remind me of my brothers when they were younger. It's funny now ... not so much then.

Your socks are lovely! And they didn't end up in the WIP pile. Yay!

Michelle said...

I don't think I've knit cotton socks before and I have a feeling I wouldn't like to. Yours look very nice. At least the pups eventually settle in together.

mono said...

Wow! That outdoor-dogbed looks great! Do you remember the name? I can`t seem to find something like that anywhere... Thanks! =)