Monday, March 19, 2018

Furry Fun!

We enjoyed a long weekend of furry fun here in DillyDallydom!
Fur is the primary reason for our daily walks ... big dogs require a lot of exercise ... and it is great for human family members too!  Even when the weather is uncooperative ... we take a walk.
Brother and GF DillyDally were out of town for a long weekend, so Nissa and Ari got to have puppy pack sleepovers!  They are so happy together ... cute ... busy ... and yep, they fill the house with fur!
In my last post, I ended it by pulling out this WIP ... yep, Foo-Whee (toddler speak for furry) mittens.  The official term for mitts with this technique is "thrummed" mittens.  You can read the back story here.
When I knit ... Little Miss Flicka changes her occupation from Snoopervisor to Master of Stealth or Theft.  I can't decide which title works best)!
While moving in ... she pretends to be interested in something else!  "Don't worry, I am focusing on everything but your favorite knitting tool."
"I think I'll relax for a second, while claiming ownership of your favorite knitting tool."
"Your favorite knitting tool is mine!" (Insert sinister kitty laugh) "I dare you to try and take it from me!"  She always knows exactly what tool I need ... I swear cats have a sixth sense!  Her weakness?  She will give up all coveted items for a treat!  And of course, that just encourages her crime career! 
Even amongst all the furry shenanigans ... I finished the knitting and began working in the ends!  Every time I turn thrummed mittens inside-out they make me giggle!  They look as silly as my furbabies behave!
Speaking of silly furbabies ... playing is not limited to the outdoors!  During our marriage we have had seven dogs in our family, Nissa is the only one to make up the game, we refer to as, "Blanket".  It is a game that confuses other dogs, but Nissa has been giving Ari lessons each time she visits, and now Ari is as adept at it as her instructor.
Every long session of "Blanket" ends with puppy kisses ...
... and a nap.  These two are just as sweet as they are silly!
While pups napped, the mitts took a bubble bath!
A quick spin in the washer and they were ready to be blocked.  This style of mitten takes a bit longer to dry with all that wooly-furry goodness inside!
The furry fun continued all weekend!  Rain, slush, and ice do not dampen the fun these two create!  A good lesson for their human family members!
When we get back to the house ... it is all about towel rubs and puppy kisses ... all while trying to back their way into my lap!  Tired pups make for happy pups!
Speaking of wet fur getting dry ... by Sunday afternoon my furry mitts were dry!  If you've never tried on a pair of thrummed mitts ... you are missing out!  They feel like clouds from heaven on your hands! 
With all this fur flying in my house ... a dillydally brainstorm windstorm kicked up ... yep, it was a frenzy of graph paper and swatching!
According to the calendar,  tomorrow is the first day of spring ... here in my remote corner of the planet, that makes us chuckle.  We will continue our freeze and thaw cycle well into April ... sometimes even into May!  We need furry mittens to keep our hands warm and furry pets to keep our sense of humor!

Do what you love!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally 

1 comment:

  1. The doggies look like they had so much fun!
    Sneaky little Flicka. ;)
    Very nice mittens, bet they are super-warm!