Wednesday, August 17, 2005

the continental gryffindor

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments about my pup. Mandy should be blushing by all the attention, especially from the strangers that come up to us from off the street. I think it has something to do with the ears...

So far she's been quite a handful. Pretty good, most of the time.

As for my knitting, I've decided to change the way I knit. I want to pick, not throw. I want to knit intarsia and fair isle. I want to knit faster. Unfortunately my fingers aren't very cooperative, but what I've got so far, I like. A ribbed Harry Potter blanket scarf.


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Here it is. Finally.

Pattern: Perfect Pie Shawl by Veronik Avery in Weekend Knitting
Yarn: Dyed Dreams Merino/Mohair Blend (from MDS&W)
Needles: US 10.5


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22 comments:

Jaimi said...

Puppy!

I love the scarf, and the shawl is gorgeous. I've been thinking about making it sometime anyway, and your version has just about convinced me.

BTW, to answer your question, dyeing with Wilton is just about exactly like Kool-Aid dyeing! The only difference is that you need to add vinegar to the solution, and you have to stir a heck of a lot more to get the gel to dissolve evenly.

Tracy said...

Beautifully made shawl and such a gorgeous colour. I'm still laughing at the length of Mandy's cute ears, one day she'll fit them!
A definite time waster, just look at those eyes.

Lauren said...

I just love the stitch on that shawl--it is so pretty, Eyeleen! The colors are so beautiful too!

I think it is her ears, but those puppy hound dog eyes got me in that second picture. She is so cute! I know she is a little lovebug! ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have that book and I've never noticed this shawl before. Now I'm off to see if I have enough yarn. Thank you. Yours is beautiful!

Kerstin
crazydaisy.us

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Shawl. Really stunning.

Ok, and the puppy, well he's the cutest thing ever.

Alyx
http://stringtheoryfiberarts.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

How is it going switching to continental? I have tried and tried, but I am so even when I throw and the stitches are almost always to gauge. When I tried the continental, it was wonky beyond words. Please keep us posted. I'm wishing you loads of luck. Your pup is adorable.

margene said...

Eye! The shawl is beautiful and that new puppy couldn't be cuter!

emy said...

The shawl looks lovely!
Care to model and show us how it drapes?

Tami said...

Hi,
Just found your blog. Love the puppy pictures. We have a bassett hound also and she looked just like your puppy when we brought her home. She has definitely been a handful.

Your shawl is looks great.
Tami

Jenn said...

What a sweet doggie! I love your shawl, just beautiful.

Monica said...

Both Mandy and your shawl are gorgeous! It's gotta be her ears!

eastern white said...

beautiful shawl!!! i've eyeing that pattern for quite a while now. your puppy is just adorable!!

Eilene said...

What a beautiful shawl!!!

Oh my...I love your puppy. She is soooo adorable!

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Anonymous said...

AHHH! What a cutie! Those puppy eyes just steal your heart away. :)
Love the shawl, which, I might add, is gorgeous! Also, couldn't find your email address, but wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit. By the way, those buttons were purchased from a button shop in San Francisco about 15 years ago. Got them to put on one of my husband's jackets and never got around to it. I thought they were perfect for the vest. Please come back and visit me again. Elizabeth @ http://www.k1p1k2tog.typepad.com/my_favorite_things

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Kathy said...

Your shawl is GORGEOUS! Congratulations.

Life's a Stitch said...

Oh, cute pup. I have a special place in my heart for bassets, had a good relationship with one as a little kid. I love long, close to the groung doggies. And those ears!
Li

Mitchypoo said...

Mandy is so adorable! I have had the pleasure of having 2 Basset's in my time. One was a lemon and white, and the other a tri-color. They are very sweet dogs and Mandy makes me miss Zachary and Daphne.

Love your pie shawl too!

Siow Chin said...

The shawl looks even more beautiful than ever! I've it on my to-do list, bought angora (of all things) for it, found that it shreds like crazy and so this shawl is still without it's yarn. Did you edge yours with Koigu?

MARIE said...

Hello, thanks a lot for you comment on my blog! it's a real pleasure to seen it.
It's a wonderful dog you have!!!

Marie

Jess said...

what a cute puppy!