Friday, August 28, 2009

The Cooper Countdown.....

7 days and counting! We have been anxiously awaiting our little sweetie and now we are down to days. 7 to be exact. OMG (as my kids would put it.) He is with his mommy and siblings for now, but our house is busting with doggie beds, a leash, chew toys and very anxious children. A big adjustment for me, but I can't wait. I need a little fluffball to keep me company when my babies are at school. Knitting and cuddling with that cute guy. What could be better??

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Puppy poopy bag holder

O.k., you may be wondering why I am knitting such a silly thing. Well, I will tell you. When I see people walking their dogs and they don't pick up the poop, I get upset. I vowed I would never be that person. The other thing that has always bugged me is that you can buy plastic bags at the pet store for picking up your dog's poopy. With all of the plastic bags that are filling our dumps and going out to sea, why would you want to buy bags? Therefore, I thought, why not knit a little bag holder that I could attach to my puppy's leash or my belt loop and then fill it with the little plastic bags that come with our daily newspaper? Recycle/Reuse, right? And, I got to knit something cute as well. Another part to this "poopy bag story" that was funny..... I googled for a pattern to see if any other people were out there doing the same thing and if I could knit something with a pattern rather than make my own. I found only two and both patterns were not what I wanted. I ended up making my own pattern up. (I don't know how to attach that, so if you are interested in it, put a comment on this post and I will get it to you.) However, I did find a lady who knits her version of these bags but puts the poopy directly in the knitted bag! NOOOO! You should read her friend's comments to that. YUK! So, please knit your poopy bag, felt it, and fill it with bags that you already have in your house. Pick up your puppy's poopy and be a good neighbor (don't let your puppy poop in other people's yards!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Gone, but not forgotten....

Hi!! Yes, I am not a good blogger. Yes, I basically take the summer off of keeping up with my blogger friends and posting. But, NO, I don't ever stop knitting. My newest knitting endeavors have involved a little puppy named "Cooper." Our family will be joined by our little furry friend soon, so of course I had to knit some items for him! This sweater is my third actually. I bought the cutest book that had great patterns in it for dogs by Jill Eaton. It's called, "Puppy Knits." This sweater is the third pattern I tried and I loved the way it came out. The matching hat is almost done, as you can see, so I can't wait to see it on Cooper once he is big enought to wear them. Right now he is only two pounds and nursing with his Mommy. We expect him to come home to us by September. In the meantime, knitting him some cute things has been fun. So, hi to my blogger friends (and I pretty much know that Karen would be my only one to read this!) and hope you are having a great summer like we are. I promise to blog more often and share more knitting and my new puppy pics.