Sunday, March 26, 2006

Puppy Power

Before I begin my discussion of canine knitting companions, I must thank Bliss, Kathy and gardengirl for their comments, which strengthened my weakening resolve to finish the second Carbon sock. I did try the first one on with jeans last night, and decided that they will be perfect with my black leather mules. I actually liked the little monster, and immediately cast on for the second sock.

Now—dogs. I was reading a blog yesterday about how most knitters have cats. Lest all you cat owners jump to the conclusion that I don’t like cats, au contraire! I like cats—they just don’t like me. They probably sense that I belong to a dog, and decide that there is no hope for me. DS had a most unusual cat once. Stinky—yes, that was her name—decided early on that she liked me immensely, and would plop into my lap whenever I visited. If she ever smelled dog on me, she clearly wasn’t offended by it.

But I digress…I just need to say that dog-owning knitters also have faithful knitting companions. My Macy loves to curl up in my lap in a tiny dog-ball, as Jack Russell Terriers are somehow able to do. She occasionally objects to being stuck with a dpn, but usually she is content to sleep for hours, while I knit. It is comforting and sometimes relaxes me to the point that I drop the knitting on the floor or into the basket, and stretch out on the couch, dog and all, for a wee nap. It doesn’t get any better than that!

So, knitting companions of the world, both cat and dog, I salute you. With all of you around…life is good.

1 comment:

Gardengirl said...

I totally agree that dogs can be knitting companions too. I have a dog and 2 cats and they all love to watch me knit. There is nothing as soothing as a rainy afternoon by the fire knitting with our beloved pets to keep us company. Now I feel warm and fuzzy all over.