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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Vegan Border Collie Scarf on: December 31, 2003 12:30:53 AM
...my first real dog was a bordie collie named rocky.  ...to this day, he was the best dog i ever had.  

Hi Comfits,

What a touching story about Rocky.  Someone once told me that dogs aren't are whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

I can't imagine that a Pomeranian scarf would be hard to do.  Just find the right combination of yarns (a worsted, an eyelash and something like a chenille).  Maybe something really long and extravagant around the neck to emulate their gorgeous ruffs.  Of course, the curly tail will be a bit hard to do.  :-)

Thanks to all for the compliments on the scarf - I have to make a few more now for various border collie rescue fundraisers and raffles.


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Cell Phone Cozy on: December 31, 2003 12:26:50 AM
Airbear, does yours button in the back???
Hi Maria,

My cozy has a little button on the back but it never stays fastened.  I think I'm going to make a more sturdy loop-and-toggle sort of thing.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Vegan Border Collie Scarf on: December 21, 2003 01:54:13 AM
I made this little guy as a present for my herding instructor:

He's based on the vegan fox from Knitty.com (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTveganfox.html).  I used Sirdar Snowflake rather than the Splash, and a generic worsted weight acrylic yarn rather than the Merino Frappe as that's what I had lying around.

In true border collie fashion, he has a white tip on his tail, a white ruff, a split face (half black half white) and white stockings (none of which show up so well in this photo).  Oh yeah, he's based on one of my herding instructor's dogs, Patch, so his name is Patch Jr.  :-)

Here's the original Patch:

BTW, these scarves are suprisingly warm!


4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:stitch n' bitch felted marsupial tote on: December 17, 2003 11:52:48 AM
i'm so confused by that "right twist" stitch...i understand the directions to say that you knit the second stitch on the needle, and then go back and knit the first, and then slide them off together...i'm also confused about what to do when i get to the markers.

Hi there,

You've pretty much got it - you stick the needle into the second stitch, knit it but do not slide it off the needle, then knit into the first stitch, then slide both stitches off the left needle and onto the right needle.  This is what gives it the twist look, because you are twisting the second stitch over the first, basically.

Re: the markers ... the markers define the sides from the front and back.  In this pattern, if I remember correctly, you want to do the RT with the first two stitches after a marker, and with the last two stitches before the marker.  What to do with the actual marker?  Just slide it over.  After a few inches, you won't even need the marker because the RT parts look very different from the stockinette stitch.

Have fun,

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Furry Wrist Thingie on: December 04, 2003 12:56:49 PM
Thanks!  We do have a Michael's so I wil check this weekend.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Furry Wrist Thingie on: December 04, 2003 11:46:53 AM
Where can I get yarn like that?  My LYS doesn't carry Starry Night.    Angry


7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:vegan fox on: December 04, 2003 10:37:36 AM
I love the teddy. Panda would tear that to shreds, but she'd have a great time doing so. hehe

Neither of my dogs is a chewer so they can have little knitted animals.

And her name is Wicked because she is pure, unmitigated evil.  Oh and because she's wicked fast.  Here she is at Halloween as, you guessed it, a wicked witch:

I'm working on a little Xmas scarf for her as she is one of the few dogs who loves to wear clothes.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:vegan fox on: December 04, 2003 09:29:29 AM
Why YES, Panda is a border collie, or maybe a mix. She is either all B.C. or half Australian Shepard.

Here's my border collie, Wicked, snuggling with her 'little bear':

And here's Bear (AussieX) learning about where wool comes from:

Hope to have the vegan border collie scarf done before Christmas (with a kajillion other things).

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Cell Phone Cozy on: December 04, 2003 12:05:35 AM
That blue kitty is much nicer than mine - but here she is anyways.

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:vegan fox on: December 03, 2003 05:48:05 PM
He is beautiful. I convinced my mom to make one for a friend of hers but she couldn't part with it once she was done. hehe
Marnie, OMG, is that a border collie in your little picture?   Cheesy  That's the next scarf I'm going to make - a vegan border collie for my herding instructor.  The dog that I'm using as a model has a split face so I am learning (quickly) how to change colours mid row!

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