This One's For You Nanc!
I'm taking a wee break from it for a couple of days to knit Ben some 'mittens'. As big and fierce as he looks and sounds, he is an incredibly wussy, sensitive-flower type. It's wicked hard for him to go for a walk outside while trying to keep all four paws from making contact with the icy sidewalk. He looks ridiculous right up holding one paw after the other up (his personal best was right front and left back at the same time) until the point where he stops moving all together and just stands there looking pitiful until I can coax him back inside with promises of copious amounts of cookies.
"'Poor me! My feet get so cold! It makes me sad."
Actually given his lack of thumbs, and my difficulty in knitting thumbs, he makes the perfect candidate for my handiwork. I'm basically knitting a baby sock with an extra long 2x2 ribbed leg so they will stay on-maybe. I'm making them in hunter orange just in case I have to go looking for them in a snowbank somewhere. I'll keep you posted. It should be quite a photo op if I can get them all on him at once.
So there you have it Nanc! The inspiration you were looking for...a mistake riddled footstool cover and dog socks. Be inspired....be very inspired! :-) Happy Knitting!!!!
Love and Miss you!
Just had to add this picture. Friend Cindy read this post and conjured up a pic of Ben in his new mittens. This may be the only chance we get to see them on!