First off, here is a link to a Zoom Groom on Amazon — I believe this is the exact one Lucy has. Her daddy got it for her for Christmas — two years ago, I think. If you Google “Zoom Groom” you’ll find lots of sources for it, and a number of different “models.” They’ve got them for cats and dogs. I’m sure it’s available locally in pet stores, too.
I think the reason Lucy likes it so much is that the large rubber “fingers” on it give her a gentle massage while she’s being brushed.
We’ll Just Agree to Disagree
If y’all have read the comments to yesterday’s entry, you’ll see that some people prefer the stockinette side, some people prefer the reverse stockinette side. Different strokes, etc.
I prefer the reverse stockinette side because of what some people said in the comments — the colors seem to melt into each other on the reverse stockinette side, while on the stockinette side, you can see definite little blobs of each color. I really like the melting effect.
A bunch of you mentioned being surprised that you like the reverse side better. Me too. I really don’t like reverse stockinette for much of anything (just like I don’t like garter stitch for much of anything, apart from the Log Cabin blanket), but I do like it here.
A bunch of you suggested seed stitch. Actually, if you look back a couple of entries, you’ll see that I mentioned that the borders are seed stitch, and it does look very nice. However, I don’t want the whole jacket in seed stitch. Apart from the obvious drawback of me going insane from knitting an entire jacket in seed stitch, what I’m going for is drapey. Seed stitch in this yarn is not drapey.
Finishing the seams so that the jacket is reversible is a very clever idea, as some of you suggested. And if I thought I would ever wear it with the stockinette side out, I’d consider doing it. But as I am completely happy with the reverse stockinette side being the “public” side, I’ll stick with that.
Alrighty then. Thanks for weighing in with your opinions!
Woo-hoo! It’s Thursday night! Usually I don’t think Thursday night really warrants a “woo,” much less a “woo-hoo,” but I have tomorrow off from work, Monday is a holiday here in the U.S., and I took Tuesday off from work.
I have plans. Plans to muck out my condo and give away two-thirds of my belongings. Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I really want to downsize. So clothes and stuff will go to Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Crap will go in the trash.
Yarn? Any stash yarn that I know I will not use in the near future will be set aside. I’ve got an idea for a way to send my stash out into the world in a coupla-three months. Like, starting the end of November.
Okay, I’ve put it in writing. So that means I realy do have to buckle down and muck out this weekend. But I’ll take plenty of knitting breaks.
And of course, Lucy breaks. But I know she’ll be right beside me — pitching in to help. She’s such a li’l trooper.