Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Thanks, it worked!

Thanks for all the great tips on straightening the yarn. Even though I wanted to be lazy and just knit with it, I know it was way too curly to knit with it. I used my swift and wound it into a skein and tied it off. I soaked it and then let it hang to dry without any weights. It took 2 days to dry and then it was as good as new.The pattern is called the Gathered Scarf. The pattern requires you to use two different sized needles, so it keeps you on your toes.
My sister got me this cool Hello Knitty Tote Bag. It's a very big and roomy canvas tote that will be handy in holding my WIP's.
I found some quiet time to hang out with the boys today (of course, that meant that the baby bottles didn't get washed right away). I wish I had more time for them, but Melody takes up most of my time right now. I can't wait until Melody can start playing with them. They would really enjoy that.Up close and personal with Caesar. He loves walking up to the camera while Napoleon is very wary of the camera and tries to stay far away. It's a vast improvement from when I first got the camera and he would hide. Caesar has always been the fearless one.Napoleon and his favorite toy, Teddy. He likes to suck on Teddy's face and falls asleep doing it. It's like a pacifier for him.

25 comments:

hetty said...

The yarn turned out great! It will make a nice scarf. But the best part of this post are your boys! They are so cute!

maryse said...

hey the scarf looks great in the pink! cute pups.

Teesa said...

Aww! Your doggies are soooo adorable! I'd love to give them a hug! I miss my doggies!

Rebekah said...

yay for straight yarn and getting to use your new swift and winder. That new pattern is so pretty! Your pups are so cute...really makes me want a dog of my own : )

*karen said...

That's a pretty shade of pink, glad the yarn is OK. Your doggies are adorable, as usual

BitterSweet said...

Good as new! It's great to know that used yarn can still be salvaged, and I'm glad that you were able to put it to use right away. The scarf looks lovely already!

And your dogs are just far too cute...!

JL said...

The yarn looks as new, well done!

A beautiful scarf coming out soon..

I love roomy bag to stuff stuffs..as a mother on the way, i have lots of things in my bag.

Your boys are very well behaved!

Jennie said...

Cute Scarf!
The boys seem to have a look in their eyes that says Love me.

Rae said...

What cute little dogs! I love that color pink too...

rohanknitter said...

The boys are so cute, they crack me up. The Teddy "pacifier" must be hilarious. Melody will have a ball playing with them before too long.

Laurah said...

Cute little dogs! My Jack Russell will tolerate the camera for a short while and then whine uncontrollably until I put it down. Even if you can't give them as much attention, at least they have eachother.
Glad the yarn straightened out. I've seen that pattern for a baby blanket, but it looks really nice as a scarf!

Octopus Knits said...

I love the scarf (cool bag, too), and your boys are cuties as always. Be sure to give them scratches for me (and for Melody). Napoleon and his Teddy are so sweet : )

bunbun said...

I love the dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really adore Caesar's underbite. It gives him a lot of character.

Danielle said...

Great job with the yarn, glad it worked out so well!! Yeah for time spent with your boys :) Oh, I love the bag your Sister got for you!

Lisa said...

That pink yarn cake is beautiful - love that color. Cute bag you sister found you, too :)

Priscilla said...

That Hello Knitty bag is cute! Great play on Hello Kitty. Looks like Ceasar and Napolean had a fun time playing with you!

CynCyn said...

Maryse done good with that pattern, but the delicate color of your yarn really shows it off!! Your fur babies are adorable, and I'm glad they're getting some lovin' I'm sure as soon as Melody can direct her movements intentionally, the boys will get plenty of attention!

flanthrower said...

So much cute in one post! Although I think the best part of all is that Napoleon uses his teddy as a pacifier! How sweet.

nova said...

Very cute dogs! I think the yarn looks like new! The scarf looks interesting too.

joyce said...

such a cute pattern!
great shots of the boys =)

Muddling Through said...

I love your dogs! Our pets really add such a dimension to our lives.

The scarf is coming along beautifully, and it does look like new yarn. Wish I could knit:(

~Elaine~

Corrie said...

love the bag but how cute are those pups of yours! everything in your house must be cute...cute baby, cute knitting, cute doggies!

Corrie:)

schrodinger said...

Glad the yarn trick worked. I think that is so cute that Napoleon sucks on the face of his teddy to fall asleep!!

kawaii crafter said...

I've got to say I like the gathered scarf much better than the classic scarf.

I'll have to remember that trick about straighting the yarn.

Fliss said...

The yarn looks like new! I am going to try and re-use some of my redundant projects now. Yay to dog time too - it must be a big change for the little guys. I'm sure the three of them will get on great in a couple of years :D