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Doctor Who Pattern Book

I acquired this treasure for $1 at the Schenectady Public Library's semi-annual used book sale this morning. Originally published in 1984, it contains a number of knit and sewn garments, objects and toys (see the contents page). The white v-neck in the links below is really quite nice.  But I think I'm going to knit a K-9 toy!!!

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Collar Crazy

These are a selection of some of the collars I've done and donated to Italian Greyhound Rescue to sell. They made their debut at the Italian Greyhound Rescue table, part of the All About Pets Fair at the Empire State Plaza this weekend.  I had to work fast at that table to keep up with replacing collars that sold! I know there are so many people that hate the fun-fur and eyelash yarns for human wear, but it makes for some mighty attractive pooch accessories.  Since so much of what I used for these was either given to me or was on sale for ridiculously low prices, it kept the costs down.  I have to do up more for our monthly adoption awareness table at one of the local pet supply stores. 

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Hats off!!!

These are most of the hats that I've been churning out in the past few weeks.  Most use the Reynolds Lopi.   The small ones are going to be gifts for my newest grand neice who is due next month.  The purple and green striped one is the "umbilical cord" hat from the Stitch N Bitch book, and the furry blue one was just my own "let's see what happens when I do this" design.  A couple will be just for me, and I will send a couple of them for the Dulaan project.  I think the green one in the back might be what Mel used for his Dulaan hat and I agree, it does look like ass on it's own.  I like the way the blue one on top almost looks like faded denim.

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Hats #2 & #3

These are my second and third attempts at making hats (which acutally had an end result) and my first times using circular and DPN's.  Hat #2 was done with Cascade worsted Peruvian Highland wool on size 7, and the pattern was Bidda's Headhugger which I believe I found a link to on here somewhere.  It doesn't look like much, but it was good practice with the circular and DPN's, and getting the hang of the decreases at the top of the hat.  My first attempt at doing this ended badly so I unravelled the whole thing and tried a different pattern.

Hat #2

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Dog Collar from BHG "Knit It" Spring/Summer 2006 Issue

This is the Fluffy Collar as modeled by Sadie, our 9 year old Italian Greyhound foster.  Doesn't she look fabulous?  This is my first attempt at knitting with two strands of yarn, and my first attempt at knitting with a novelty yarn.  I used Lion Brand Micro-spun sport in black, and Lion Brand Fun Fur in Purple on size 10.5 bamboo DPN's.  I've got two other female dogs in the house who are also getting this collar, and two males who will get the Supersoft Collar from the same issue, done up in the sage Lion Suede. 

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