Podster Gloves, Davey’s Pizza and Super Boy

I finished the Podster gloves today that I began many months ago.  The second mitten top was easier on my brain.  Mostly because I had the first one to refer back to.

 

I really liked knitting with this Shibui yarn.  It is a soft wool, and it’s very easy to knit with.

 

So above we have mitten top in position “off”.  Even the thumb has flaps for ease of texting!  Cool huh.

“Flap on”.

 

And of course I liked it best when Davey joined us in the photographs.

 

Davey finished up the summer reading program today.  He enjoyed turning in his record of the books we’d read.  One of the rewards was for a mini pizza kit from Papa Murphy’s.  He was very excited about this.  He could not wait to get home and make it.

 

Davey ate a little more than half of it.  He was having his lunch on the coffee table, and he left his plate sitting there while he went off to play.  He’d had all he wanted at this point.  Lucky for Koko!  Next thing I know Koko has tumped the plate over and had herself a pizza feast.  I am always just happy to see the old girl show some enthusiasm.  She enthusiastically finished off that pizza.  Everyone was happy!

And finally – Super Davey!

A Pug to be and a glove to be

I’m back to working on some convertible mittens that I started earlier in the year.  I’ve finished one, and now I’m finally getting to the second one.  Trying to figure out how that flap works was quite taxing on my brain the first time around.  Unfortunately, I’ve waited so long to get to the second glove, that I think it will likely be very taxing on my brain once again.  That’s ok.  Good for my brain and all.

 

I’m also going to knit a pug next.  I have a friend (and actually distant cousin by marriage) who made this request.  He had the book, in which he’d seen the pattern, sent to me.  It’s called Knit Your Own Dog.  There are some really cool patterns in this book.  I’m going to take on the pug first, and then there just happens to be a Siberian Husky pattern, so I’m hoping to knit one in memory of Timber woo!  I’ve read about the pug pattern on ravelry, and it looks a little tricky so we’ll see how it goes.  I think I can do it; I just hope the end result is recognizable as a pug!

I’ve got the yarn all ready!

 

While I was taking a couple of pictures this morning for the blog, Davey decided he wanted to water. He enjoys watering very much especially since we just bought a new hose.  We’d had an old one that was left behind by the previous owners.  It kinked up something awful.  Instead of buying a new one though, I just kept complaining about it.  So finally we got a new hose.  And a sprayer!  Small pleasures.  Davey is certainly enjoying it.  Even though we actually had quite a downpour last night, Davey wanted to water this morning.  He gave the “concrete” a little bath.

 

And finally, my niece was kind enough to take and send a picture of the penguin wearing his red scarf.  Thanks Mikayla!

 

Happy Tuesday!