Archive for July 8th, 2014

Another night of destruction for Yarn Rascal. His second Gold Paw award in as many days.


He is truly nocturnal and I am losing the struggle to turn him into a normal dog. The time has come to let go, hope for the best, but be prepared for heaven only knows what, and let him develop as he will.

Last night he trashed my decorative silk flowers. The African Violet ones that I so carefully searched for in store after store because I wanted them to be realistic. We had quite a windstorm last night with heavy thunder and the wind must have knocked them out of their holders (little wicker baskets) and onto the floor where destructo dog found them and…well, let’s just say it wasn’t pretty this morning.

On the positive side, his gastrointestinal tract still seems to be functioning normally.

Mom saw the doctor. It wasn’t one of her better days. Too boot, my parents’ car battery died and The Skipper had to go rescue them in the heat and humidity.

On the positive side some very good news. Two of the sweaters I tech edited are now available for sale.

knit baby sweater with stripes raglan shape

knit baby sweater with stripes raglan shape

It can be purchased here. When I knit the pattern I made some modifications as you can see when you compare my alterations with the original below.

Striped Jumper and Beret by Highland Crafters

Striped Jumper and Beret by Highland Crafters

It’s a fun sweater to knit and will be a mainstay in any child’s wardrobe. The pattern is easy to customize. The raglan shaping is classic and looks smart. The funky stripes and simple lace ribbing gives the sweater a playful look while keeping the knitter’s interest. I really loved working on this sweater. The pattern goes quickly. The neckline and hem are folded over and sewn. This is a wonderful feature as it reinforces the sweater at precisely the points where wear is most likely to occur.

When I look at this sweater I hear a child laughing, see it playing, running and jumping and enjoying life. Check it out. Striped Jumper and Beret by Highland Crafters.

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