Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Gail's Birthday Socks Started

Dog trainer Gail's birthday is March 18, so it's time to get her birthday socks started in order to avoid a last minute knitting panic.

Gail is a very special person, the only non-family person to get hand knitted socks. When I started puppy class with Sunny in 2001, I thought I was signing up for ten weeks. But Sunny loved doggy school and we ended up in the next class, Intermediate, because she is a cute, spoiled princess. It helped that I found working with the dogs to be fun and interesting. Anyone who has done dog training knows the person learns just as much as the dog.

The next year, 2002, when rescue dog Pappy came to live with us, he had ISSUES. So off to doggy school we went. We couldn't have worked through his problems without Gail's help to show us the right way to turn him into a normal dog.

Now I go to doggy school twice a week, two hours with Sunny, two hours with Pappy. They both do advanced stuff - agility, tricks, games, and still some obedience. Sunny loves the obedience and jumps. Pappy loves the agility and games. I still enjoy the whole experience, and it's all thanks to Gail who makes it fun.

Pattern: Basic 64 stitch sock with k7p1 wide ribbing on cuff and instep

Yarn: Opal sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon

Color: Hundertwasser 956 Seeschlange

Needles: Options 2.5mm

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

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