Bad friend, good greyhound mommy

Greyhound related , Knitting December 30th, 2007

Danielle’s Christmas present is now five days late (and counting), and is only about 80% complete.   As she requested this gift, I give nothing away when I say that the cause of the delay is second-sock syndrome.   I am a bad friend because, rather than sit down and finish the darn thing, I spent my knitting time yesterday working on a snood for Henry.   To add insult to injury, a snood is basically a sock for the neck.

Also in the bad category: my self-control.   Before we went to the yarn store, I took a mental inventory of my sock yarn and told Matt, “No more sock yarn,” which he obediently repeated at intervals.   I proceeded to ignore him.   In addition to the snood yarn, I bought sock yarn (this brings the stash up to a quantity sufficient to knit seven pairs of socks, not including the four currently in various stages of completion) and more sock-sized knitting needles.

Steady knitting tonight and this morning (I got up at 6 to preempt mad Philip-barking at squirrels and couldn’t go back to sleep) brings us to near-completion of the snood.

unblocked snood

At the moment, it doesn’t look like it would fit on my arm, let alone a greyhound head, but after the magic of blocking, I’m sure it will be fabulous.

In case you’re wondering about the gnawed corners of the table — blame Henry.   He likes wood.   Also plastic.   (Look closely at the handle of the scissors.)   Why, you might ask, did I make him fragile knitwear?

It’s a fashion statement.

One Response to “Bad friend, good greyhound mommy”

  1. Danielleon 02 Jan 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I feel like I should get seniority- I have known you longer. At least you can combine the socks into a Christmas and birthday gift soon! : )

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