Answers and Some Knitting Holiday Fun

Several of you have left questions in your comments on the last few posts and I thought I would try to answer them here.  If I miss your question, I apologize in advance.


Susie – Yes, Blazer is a Basset Hound.  He thinks he is the ruler of the house.  He has become accustomed to Elf, but I think a more accurate word for the feeling is tolerant.  He pretty much ignores her, unless she is clamped on to the end of his tail, or he wakes up with her on top of him.  In those cases, he pretty much treats her like a live burrito and she squeals louder than any pig I have ever heard before.  I am so glad this has only happened twice.

Gaylen – Yes, a hat.  She has her own purse that she travels in as well.  I never anticipated her enjoying the hat so much.  Since I am primarily a lace knitter, I am not accustomed to making a lot of hats.  That is obviously going to have to change…

CraftyGryphon – The yarn I used in the hat for my grandson is Wollimese from Germany.  Sorry I left out the specs on that.

Nathalie, Yvonne, and Lynn – Please contact me via email.  So we can coordinate the virtual meet up, Thanks!

Everyone – Yes, SQUEAKERS!!  Whoo hoo.  I got these squeakers off eBay for super cheap.  Now I can sew and knit some toys for Elf.  I will try to remember to post photos of the finished toys and how I made them for those of you who are interested.  The vendor I found on eBay had several different sizes and quantities of these squeakers so there are some for bigger dogs as well.  Just visit eBay and search for squeakers and you will find them.  The toys out there right now are around $5 and up.  I got 25 of these gems for $5.  Fun Stuff!

Holiday Fun:

We were at the Auburn Mens basketball game last night and, as usual, I took my knitting.  Aubie (the school mascot) was in attendance and all decked out in his holiday attire.  (If you are not familiar with Aubie, you should really watch the video in the preceding link!)  I thought it would be neat to have him hold my knitting and take a photo with me.  He obliged and here are the results of that encounter.

Aubie and I share a knitting moment.

Aubie and I share a knitting moment.

Aubie shows this knitter some love.

Aubie shows this knitter some love.

I hope your holidays are starting out as enjoyable as mine are.  Leave me a comment and tell me about it…

7 thoughts on “Answers and Some Knitting Holiday Fun

  1. Ooooooo, you got Wollmeise! Someday, I’m going to score a ball (I keep missing it when someone online gets some in), and I hope it’s the rich red/yellow you found for William’s hat.

    Love the pics of you and Aubie! Gotta watch those tigers!

  2. Oh my goodness! I LOVE that picture! ROFL!!!

    You simply MUST send the picture to the Yarn Harlot. Surely this counts as being Kinneared. I know Aubie isn’t a leader of the free world, but still!


  3. Too funny! It’s about time those Mascots learn another skill; I mean, their job is important and all, but what to do after retirement??? Knitting is the perfect solution!

  4. OMG!!! You and Aubie! What will Scott think??? Does Aubie’s whiskers tickle when he kisses you? LOL! Glad you had a good time. Merry Christmas to you & Scott. Scratch Elf and Blazer for me. Maybe some day I’ll get to meet Elf…

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