It’s so nice to see everyone helping out and doing their part for the Mouse-a-thon.
The above photo was sent to me by Beth Levine. She says:
My pooch, Bo, helped to capture the mice and is sporting his prey in the attached photo.
Thank you, Beth and Bo!
And thanks to Betsy in Arvada, CO and Lori in Topeka, KS — your mousies were in my mailbox yesterday.
Speaking of helping out with the Mouse-a-thon . . .
Melanie in Germany has very kindly translated my mouse pattern into German. The translated pattern is available here, and will also be available on Melanie’s blog. Melanie has also very generously offered to act as a sort of “mouse clearinghouse” for knitters in Germany.
You should check out Melanie’s blog at any rate — she has a cool little button that translates it into English, courtesy of Google.
I’m chugging away on the first sleeve of Max, see?
This design has shoulder straps and the pattern directs you to knit them, then sew onto the front and back of the sweater. Uh, I don’t think so.
When I finished the front and back of Max, rather than cast off the stitches for the shoulders, I put them on holders. When I get to the shoulder straps of the sleeves, I’ll knit them onto the front and back of the sweater. Done by knitting the first stitch of each row together with a stitch from the front or back shoulder (depending on which end you are at). It’s a bit awkward having the whole sweater flopping around while you do this, particularly with a large cat in your lap (because I know Lucy’s gonna want to be in on the action), but I like it better than sewing the shoulder straps to the body.
Kindly note the addition of the new button in my sidebar — Grammar Avengers! Woo-hoo! I feel like a superhero! Thanks to Em for starting this webring.
I have been a writer and/or editor for my entire career, one way or another. These days I have a fancy-schmancy title and am not a writer per se. But I can be like Clark Kent. Hiding behind my alter-ego, a mild-mannered (snort! — those of you who know me in Real Life know that this is untrue) civil servant, my true identity is . . .
Now where the heck is my cape?
Bad Hair Day
Lucy’s hair is a mess after the whole beehive fiasco, so she’s just gonna show you a close-up of her baby blues today.