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In the dog house!

The heating is still not on, although we did light a fire last night just to cosify ourselves.  I have finally finished the sausage doggy draught excluder and we had a ceremonial plonking of him in the appropriate place, ie: the huge gap at the base of our very ill-fitting living room door.  We stood back, Himself and I, surveying my handiwork.  I’m actually quite pleased with it: made of yarn from my stash, left over from projects of years gone by, stuffed with an old fleece picnic blanket that is too threadbare to lay on the ground, but just right in size and shape when rolled up, to be the draught-proof sausage!  It cost nothing but the time, and let’s face it, all the time I’m having to rest, I’m able to spare a bit of  it!

Crochet doggy draught excluder reporting for duty!

I turned to Himself, for the all important seal of approval, after all, what’s not to like?  What indeed!  He turned to me, with a perplexed expression, and the conversation went thus:

HIMSELF: What did you use?

MYSELF: Bits and bobs, you know … left overs,  it didn’t cost anything!

HIMSELF: What leftovers?

MYSELF: You know, from other things, it’s from the wool left over.

Pause: clock ticking, Seamus practising some worrying ‘moves’ on sausage dog, brains ticking over …

HIMSELF: Is that my jumper?


HIMSELF: You know, the wool from the jumper you knitted me ..  the big warm one.

MYSELF:  Hmm, the brown of his face, um, yes,  see what you mean … yes, I think there was some left over.

HIMSELF:  So now I  match the draught excluder …?

You can see how the conversation went, clearly he is less than impressed by the fact that his clothing matches the soft furnishings of the home, despite the fact that both are keeping him warm and cosy (and actively contributing to the lack of heating bill)!  Sigh!



Hello world!

So, here goes blogging, days in the life of me…..!

So what’s been happening?

Completed projects this week: baby blanky, cardi,mitts and beanie hat for new arrival yesterday (Welcome Ollie, congrats Emma)!

On-going good works:

Aran jumper for son number 1 (recently back from Brazilian travels and feeling the cold) – not too old at 26 for a mummy hand-knit!

Crochet cushion cover for shabby-chic-ing my living room (starting to create a very cottagey feel in there)!

I’ve searched my stash and identified enough yarn to start my draught excluder for the said living room (cottagey feel includes genuine draughts from the floor boards)!

Is it me, or are sausage dog draught excluders going to be the next big thing?

Happily also, the  summer collection of tea cosies (developed through knitting therapy during recent illness- similar to basket weaving, I guess) have now been passed on to loving homes.  Now pursuing ideas for Christmas /winter type cosies, to add to Christmas hamper presents.