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)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chat Back for January 29

Responding to comments left since the last time I did Chat Back.

Judy S. asked . . .
Did you ever figure out what lives in your burrow?

And Kathy asked . . .
What is the critter you left us hanging about the other day????
I don't know. The snow has gathered undisturbed around the entrance and back hole, so whatever dug the burrow is either in there hibernating or has moved on to a new location.

Everytime we go for a walk, Glory (big dog) makes a point of running over to within two or three feet of the entrance hole and peeing to reclaim her territory. It may have worked.

NMjewel asked . . .
When you get to it, I'd like to know how long the (Pointelle) leg is.
The leg from the top of the cuff to the start of the heel flap is about six inches, a little shorter when stretched out on my leg.

Mrs. Susan Wike asked . . .
I bought Cookie A's book too and am dying to make a pair of Monkeys. What yarn do you suggest to make the pattern pop?
I suggest either a 100% wool or (my favorite) a wool nylon blend.

No super soft fibers like alpaca or cashmere blends. The softness will allow the pattern to “plop” instead of "pop" and the socks to expand.

Solid or almost solid colors show the stitch pattern best, but Monkey’s also look OK in variegated yarn, even one that pools. Personal opinion – Monkeys look awful with striped yarn.

Pick out a color you love and have fun.

1 comment:

kathy b said...

I think we need a live webcam to get to the bottom of the critter issues! :) BIG SMILES