Apr 30, 2007

One knit, Purl too

Knitting has nearly slowed to a screeching halt now that there's a new pup in the house, but what knitting there has been has been good.

I've worked up to where I'm starting some neckline shaping on Lily



The fit seems fine, though it's always hard to tell before the neckline is done.



I will probably work a simple 2 or 3 stitch i-cord edging for the hem and sleeves. I think that will be the least disruptive treatment and will be OK both on the busy sleeve and the simpler hem.



As for the new member of the family, I think we finally have a name that everyone can agree on. The name is now, Theano Purl, Thea for short.
Theano was believed to be the wife of Pythagoras, (he who brought us the calculation for determining the hypotenuse of a right triangle,) and likely continued his work and ran his school after his death. We wanted a name that gave a nod to the sciences but which was also a cute doggy name. We considered "Evo" short for "Evolution" and "Jane" for the one and only Ms. Goodall. Neither name really stood out as exceptional names for a dog. Theano, though, very cute. I got to keep Purl as her middle name too so she can be little Thea-Purl, if the mood strikes.



See a bunch of pictures of the two girls by clicking the photo above, or clicking here.

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Looks great! When you had this on, how did the lace on the underside of the sleeves feel?

Hattie said...

Oh wow! I loved how it was going before, but with it on...it's like too beautiful!

Marnie said...

Thanks Hattie!

Dawn, Calmer is so soft and squishy that I don't really notice the lace at all. It's quite delightful to wear, at least for the few moments I had it on.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Lily is looking great, but Panda and Thea steal the show. I just kicked back and enjoyed the slide-show. Fun!

Angela said...

I LOVE the way the lace panels come together at the seam, and the fit looks perfect. And Thea is a great name for a dog. When I first started practicing as a vet, I used to see a little dog named Spic, which I thought was a terrible name, and in addition SO non-PC; then the owner told me they used to have another dog named Span, but he had passed away. So glad you didn't name her Spic OR Span.

weaverknits said...

love the dogs and the sweater. I require that you write up the pattern so that I may create my own. I REQUIRE IT!

Marnie said...

weaverknits,
I can't promise I'll write a pattern but if I like the way it turns out, I probably will. Of course, complimenting my dogs is an excellent way to get on my good side ;)

weaverknits said...

Good, good... would the promise of some yarn from my Yarn Room (seriously, it's totally out of control) help as well?

jenifair said...

Lily is beautiful and so clever. And I Love the pictures of the puppies! I laughed when I saw the same squirrel that my dog, Meadow, has, it's one of her favorites. I am aching to tickle that pink speckled puppy tummy!!

Emily said...

Lily looks awesome! And Theano is adorable.