Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Animal (and knitting) Wednesday - bulldog pup (not mine!) and scarfs (mine)

A friend at work got a new pup - who arrived by plane last week. He's settling into their household and is just so adorable. Hard to believe this little guy will grow into a sturdy big bulldog boy....but he will!

I knit this scarf, which is one big round thing, and it was like knitting a cloud!
I did learn that if you drop a stitch while knitting lace, you can get a perfect Frankenstein-looking scar-stitch as you pick it up (not shown). I love the scarf, but wouldn't wear it hanging loose like they show but would wrap it around my neck twice for a very cozy, very soft warm scarf.

I had more mohair and some very sharp straight needles so I started this new scarf.

..maybe for me...maybe for a christmas present... we'll see. On this one I have learned that I have to knit after I do the lace part, otherwise it looks like holes in the scarf and not lace. I'm sure other knitters know this, but I'm not using a pattern for this scarf and am learning as I go. I'm also learning that mohair doesn't undo very easily or well, and takes much patience.

Happy Animal Wednesday!

And my first time joining the Yarnalongers here


soulbrush said...

OMG OMG OMG, I am deeply and sriously in love. He looks just like Winston -our very first bullie. I absolutely adore bullies- even though I would never exchange my Snuffles for one now. This is a very HAW for me, seeing this guy!

Mim said...

I thought of you Joss - I sure did!!!

sukipoet said...

I am knitting scarfs too for gifts but out of alpaca which is very soft too. i am just doing garter stitch which is all i know. Mohair makes me itch so i know i'll pass that yarn by.

cute baby pup.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a swwweeeet puppy. I haven't seen a bulldog pup before.

I love your scarf. It does look like a cloud. I bet it is warm and cozy too. One would feel so elegant with that fluffy lace wrapped around their neck.


Marion said...

Oh, what a sweeeeeet pup! Absolutely adorable!

I envy you your ability! I love the scarves...they look so fragile and yet I know how strong mohair is. They'll look lovely on you! xx

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Great post today. Love the puppy. I would wrap that around my neck for a warm cozy feel too. They are lovely. I always wear scarves like that in winter. wish I had the patience to knit... I did try.

Robin said...

Oooooooooohh......he is so CUTE! I love *Bullies*....I have one for a *neighbour* - her name is Annie...and she is so sweet!!!!

Love the scarves.... beautiful!



♥ Robin ♥

p.s Hope the sun has returned an your weather has calmed down!

Lynn said...

These scarves are both beauty FuLL. Bravo on your patience to work in mohair and make these holy wonders.

Cute pup!!!HAW!!!

Lori ann said...

i'm so happy to see you at the yarnalong mim. :) :) :)
your scarves are beautiful, i love the big continuous one, they look so pretty wrapped twice. and yes it does look like a fluffy cloud.
hi pup!

kj said...

hello kiss kiss! (stolen from a two year old)

the scarf is gorgeous. how soft warm it will be in january, accesorizing any cost.

bulldogs are not my favorite. never have been, but who could reaist this baby?

is your snow melting? jeez louise.


ElizT said...

I like the idea of those circular snoody things, no trailing ends.

Teri C said...

I have never seen a bulldog puppy before. So adorable.

You scarves are gorgeous Mim.


Crunchy Momma said...

I would love to snuggle up to that scarf, it looks so soft. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Becks said...

He is beautiful, the first time my huubby has ever been interested in my blog watching!
I always try to avoid mohair because of the problems if I need to rip back, but your scarves are looking great.

Jen said...

Though I've never had to do it (yet), I hear that it's best to put mohair yarn in the freezer before attempting to frog it.

Katiejane said...

You're a far better person than I am, dearie. I know nothing about knitting and this all sounds like Greek to me, but that is one beautiful scarf!

Aren't Bulldog puppies just the cutest?