My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


A Pig Like That

Allow me to tell you all a joke.

A traveling salesman stays overnight with a farm family. When the family gathers to eat there’s a pig seated at the table. And the pig has three medals hanging around his neck and a peg leg. The salesman says, “Um, I see you have a pig having dinner with you.”

“Yes,” says the farmer. “That’s because he’s a very special pig. You see those medals around his neck? Well, the first medal is from when our youngest son fell in the pond, and he was drowning, and that pig swam out and saved his life. The second medal, that’s from when the barn caught fire and our little daughter was trapped in there and the pig ran inside, carried her out and saved her life. And the third medal, that’s from when our oldest boy was cornered in the stock yard by a mean bull, and that pig ran under the fence and bit the bull on the tail and saved the boy’s life.”

“Yes,” says the salesman, “I can see why you let that pig sit right at the table and have dinner with you. And I can see why you awarded him the medals. But how did he get the peg leg?”

“Well,” says, the farmer, “a pig like that–you don’t eat him all at once.”

Ahem. I told an abbreviated version of that joke when I was in Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago. It was at the end of the day and we were being silly. Keri decided it would be a good idea to cast on for a three-legged pig (using as a base the nose-up catnip mouse pattern I provided in the handouts for my Leftovers class).

Okay, maybe you had to have been there. 😉

Anyway, here is that pig. Keri sent it to me and I got it yesterday.


I love its three little legs.


And curly tail.


Keri included in the package some treats for Lucy from her kitty, Slick, and this:

A limited edition Petite KIP Bag in my favorite Dala Horse fabric.


And check out the handle!


Thanks, Keri!

(Psst! As I write this, there are a couple of Dala Horse Petite KIP Bags in Keri’s etsy shop.)

Tomorrow I’m off for a fun weekend in the mountains with friends. I’ll return home Sunday, but it’ll be late enough so that I’ll not feel like blogging, so I’ll talk to y’all Monday.

Meanwhile, Lucy is in a post-treat state of bliss.



  1. One of my favorite jokes…still cracks me up….love the little pink pig…too cute…have a great weekend…

  2. That’s a VERY curly tail on that li’l piggie. And the horsies are adorable. Though Lucy is still more adorable, as always.
    .-= HissyStitch´s last blog ..Sheepy in NYC =-.

  3. Have a wonderful week-end. The knitted pig is cute with its curly tail. But, the joke is not really funny. Infact, sorry, I think it is in bad taste.

  4. My roommate and I loved the pig joke. But then, she tells very VERY crude humor jokes.

  5. personally i think its pretty stinkin funny, but I’m a silly goose like that. Love the pig and LOVE the dala horse bag! Enjoy your trip!
    .-= betzi´s last blog ..Cuz its just that awesome here… =-.

  6. anne marie in philly says:

    I know where you’re going…and you will be seeing L-B…say hey to her for me!

    have a good time!

    steven and meredith say: “meow, cousin lucy! we like treats too!”

  7. Do you use a toothpick for the peg leg?

  8. … “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” but you can knit a cutsie twisty tail 🙂

    As always, Miss Lucy is still the most adorable Blog hog LOL!!! xoxoxox
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..ManyhorsesMane asks what does your Woolly Bear forecast for the winter in your area? =-.

  9. Bad taste? *snort* Why? was the pig overcooked?
    .-= midgeling´s last blog ..It’s a sweater! =-.

  10. Joyce Riedesel says:

    Ain’t no bliss like kitty bliss!

  11. Love the tail!

    And I’m going to have to retell the joke at dinner. 🙂
    .-= Virginia´s last blog .. =-.

  12. lol – very humorous indeed…and why can’t Lucy come to the mountains with you? We have very handsome boy cats in the mountains, you know. 😉
    .-= Cindy K´s last blog ..Finally Fall! =-.

  13. Oh, I love, Love, LOVE that little pink piggie!!! He’s soooo cute! I’ll have to share the joke with my daughter — she’ll love it.
    .-= annalilly´s last blog ..Mending =-.

  14. Sherie Adams says:

    I was there and even helped Keri wind the pink piggie yarn. ADORABLE – really turned out cute. Enjoy your weekend in the mountains – hope you have nice weather.

  15. I love the little pig. Do you need three of them? One with a little house of straw, another of sticks.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..nasmuwrimo =-.

  16. have fun and be safe.

  17. Now I know why the little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.

  18. martha in mobile says:

    Pink piggie is universally cute, and the joke, well the joke is very funny specifically to those with a special brand of humour!

  19. CathieJones says:

    That’s an adorable pig!

  20. it’s a cuties, I love all pigs and this one looks really cute…the joke is funny!

  21. Aw, that joke is so sad! The little three-legged pig toy is very cute though.

  22. Great pig, great pig joke. Our family collects pig jokes.
    Have you heard this one?
    The man is walking down a road out in the country one day and he sees a farmer out in an apple orchard The farmer is holding a large pig in his arms, and the pig is eating an apple from the tree. The man walks up to the farmer and says, “Wouldn’t it save time to pick the apple and let the pig eat it off the ground?”
    The farmer says, “What’s time to a pig?”