Our conversation from last night after we had a contest and the loser had to take Speck out in the cold, drafty night to do his “bizness”.
Vince (as he was putting on his coat): Speck doesn’t have any coats or jackets.
Me: But, I bought a pattern yesterday to make him a sweater.
Vince: When are you going to make it?
Me: Well . . hmmm . . uhhh . . . I have to wait for the yarn to get here.
Vince: NO! You DIDN’T buy more yarn from The Loopy Ewe?
Me: I didn’t have two skeins of any sport weight yarn!
Vince: I’m writing them a letter and telling them not to send any more boxes here!
Me: I already told Sheri you’re all bark and no bite!
Seriously, he loves to complain but I think he’s happy that I love The Loopy Ewe so much. He hasn’t said that but I do believe that’s what he’s thinking. And, if you asked him, he would deny that it’s true but I sometimes know him better than he knows himself! Maybe! Or . . maybe not.
This is the pattern I found for Speck and it’s designed especially for dachshunds.
That dog in the picture has much, much longer legs than Speck. In fact, I’m not even sure that dog in the picture is a dachshund . . but I don’t know. It could be the picture but his legs look long but his face looks like a dachshund.
Here’s my plan . . I’ll make a bunch of dachshund sweaters and then when Speck is no longer with us, I can say “But, honey . . we have to get another dachshund because I knitted all those sweaters that only fit dachshunds!”
Really .. I had one skein of sport weight yarn in my stash and the sweater takes two skeins. I ordered Madelinetosh Sport in Sequoia, which is kind of a reddish brown. I think it will look good on Speck. I guess I got the last of the Sequoia because I don’t see it listed on the website any more.
I was so careful to order on Tuesday because orders shipped on Wednesday arrive on Saturday, when Vince is home. Well, I must’ve ordered too late on Tuesday because it got shipped on Wednesday. Since I’ve told him already about Speck’s yarn, I’ll just not open the box in front of him and he’ll never know there’s other yarn in there!
You can’t really blame me because TLE got in a new color of Caper Sock by String Theory and it happened to be called Marmalade, which is orange and Nicole loves orange! Not my fault for sure. And it’s not my fault that you have to order $75 to get free shipping so something else had to get added and . . have I said lately how much I love buying yarn?