Friday, March 14, 2014

I knit another hat

and the model was so stinking cute I can hardly stand it. What do you think?
Isn't she perfect? This project is one of those that everyone wants one.

I'm making slow progress on a baby blanket with a Dragon Skin stitch pattern.
LittleDog had a trip to the vet to see about a UTI and is doing much better a couple days into the ridiculously expensive antibiotics. 

Check out that tongue, LOL Sorry for the blurr but it was tough catching him with my phone. He really didn't want to be there for one more second.

It was a great mail week. Vivian sent me a pretty scarf she knit and her Mom sent me two pretty hand made beaded necklaces along with a little pair of socks that she'd knit. Such a nice surprise.

Hope you're having a great week. Remember to check out the other creative peeps around the blog-o-sphere. You'll find a few at Wisdom Begins in Wonder and in a gathering at Natural Suburbia. Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Allergies...ugh

This past week I was reminded how important it is that I ask a yarn donor if they have cats in their home.

I'm ridiculously allergic to cat dander. Doesn't matter how well sealed the yarn has been. If said yarn has been in the same house as cats I cannot touch it...even for 10 seconds. You see, cat dander travels in the air like microscopic dust particles. A forced-air heating system can propel the dander to every corner, crack and crevice of a home.

A friend had kindly given me several balls of nice wool yarn. I moved the yarn, extremely carefully, from the bag it was in to the shipping box. There was no waving it in the air, squishing it or rubbing it. Despite my caution within 5 minutes I was digging through my bag to find my inhaler.

I tell you this in the hope that if you have pets in your home and you are generous and donate yarn to anyone...please give it with a warning. And pretty-please don't be offended if we decline your offer. It could be a matter of life and death to the person with the allergy.

And if, like me, you're allergic to things that could get into yarn or fiber be sure to ask if it's been in contact, no matter the amount of time, with your allergen.

I know you want to see some knitting...

another Bear Cowl
and a finished sock
and LittleDog in his new blankie
Thank you for reading my PSA. Have a great weekend. Be sure to check out the gathering of creativity at Wisdom Begins In Wonder and Natural Suburbia.