March 24, 2005


Mongolian Mittens (formerly known as Maine Mittens). If one pays attention, one can pick up stiches for the thumb while maintaining the pattern on the palm, so that the solid stripes (in this case, a pink stripe and a gray stripe) continue down onto the thumb. Clever, eh? Okay, so what if it took me until my second cup of coffee this morning to pay sufficient attention to this detail. So what if I ripped out my first attempt at a mitten thumb. These mittens are done.

What else is happening around here?

Mugsy says, "Where's my grain?"

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Lady says, "Roosters! Get over there!" She's one happy puppy, now that these roosters have come to live with us. She was getting bored with herding Cappucino the cat. (Not to mention the relief Cappy is feeling, now.)

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Why did this rooster cross the driveway?
The wittiest answer will win a prize. And, I think it only fitting, that if the winner is a knitter, the prize will be a copy of the book Simply Shetland, and if the winner is a non-knitter, the prize will be a jar of Forest Fudge Brownie mix. You have until midnight (Pacific Standard Time) March 26th to enter, by posting in the comments your wittiest answer to the question Why did the rooster cross the driveway? Can't wait to read your response!

Posted by Karen at March 24, 2005 01:05 PM

Because he "herd" the dog behind him. Oh that's terrible. ;-)

Posted by: Patti at March 24, 2005 10:15 PM

Patti: I'm trying to recall some quote by Oscar Wilde to the effect that puns are the lowest form of humor.... Anyone out there know what I'm talking about?

But, really, your entry made me laugh.

Posted by: Karen at March 24, 2005 10:48 PM

The rooster is most likely thinking that he doesn't need a reason, but he is probably lost and being a male refuses to stop and ask directions.

Posted by: marti at March 25, 2005 08:02 PM

Oh, that's much wittier! Mine was just . . . slightly silly.

It was fun to see you today. We got home later and, in the middle of all my floor chaos, I of course had to make brownies. :-)

Posted by: Patti at March 26, 2005 12:05 AM