Mandy had the chance to make it big as a dog model. Janel, whom many of you know, in addition to knitting, sews. She loves to spoil her grand-dogs (standard poodles and another that I can't remember his lineage) and sews them lots of coats for when they are out running in the feilds or just out on the town (hence, some of the coats have lace and eyelet trim!). For the holidays she was making something new for them and asked if Mandy would try them on so she could get an idea of how they might fit on Gracie and Lula (the poodles - they've been featured on the blog before).
Leg warmers! I think she's got a future in modeling. (Actually, while she looks stellar in this photo, she was actually weirded out and couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing to her.)
Meanwhile, I knitted these Fetching fingerless gloves:
I was so excited at how fast they knit up. I started at 9pm on Friday night and finished yesterday, in between the bazillion customers! love. Love. LOVE them. Made with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran which is just so squooshy and yummy. Perfect for fingerless gloves.
And here is my swirl scarf, 2/3 of the way done, for the class in January!:
Love how this is coming out too. Once I got going, it started zipping along. I've manged to time myself and now I can knit a swirl in about 40 minutes. There are currently 25 swirls. I have 12 more to go. You do the math. It's blocking now, since I want to have it as a sample for the class, and will continue on it when I demonstrate for the class.