Thursday, February 01, 2007

Bad, Bad Dog!

Did I mention that this yarn smells good?

Jeff and I decided to go to out for dinner this evening and this is the scene that greeted our return. That's the guilty party in the background doing a very poor job of looking innocent.

Only one of the hanks got really chewed. I put the ragged scraps on my swift, and by felt-splicing the pieces, I think I was able to salvage it. I had ordered one ball extra, so this will be it. It will be for swatches and any seaming.

I may not seam at all. I swatched a little this evening, and it appears this yarn won't work with the Avast pattern. I thought I would be able to get it down to the required gauge, but it just won't work. My next plan of attack is to use Elizabeth Zimmerman's percentage system to do a zip up cardigan. I'm still thinking, though. Hers is a rather chatty approach to patterning, and I'm not sure I'm brave enough. We'll see.

In the meantime, rest assured that if we had a dog house, Silas would be in it.


  1. Ewwwwwww, spit-splicing what your dog has chewed!

    Bad, bad dog.

    Go for the EZ. You know you want to!

    You DO realize that zippers have to be SEWN in, right? :)

  2. hmmmm..... I've had my box of Beaverslide yarn sitting on the sofa table for a couple weeks now, and the cats have totally ignored it! Maybe I should actually put it away.....

  3. Janelle -- how did you know it was spit? I specifically wrote "felt-spliced."

    Okay - I used spit. But it was mine. Silas' had already dried.

    I've said too much...

  4. Gross. Poor Silas.