But not the way you may think! Of course today is St. Paddy's Day and there is nothing like green beer ( or Irish whiskey or both!) to put you in your cups so to speak. Nope,
the cups I am referring to are coffee cups. At my local market they occasionally have a
kitchen doo-da that catches my eye. So it was with the half price sale on these sleek colorful tea mugs.
Now I don't drink tea. I've tried and once in a while I enjoy it, but I am a coffee drinker through and through, even if it's instant.
Anyway, back to the mugs. So here I am with all these strainers and little saucers and wondering just what I can do with them. I'm thinking wee little pots for something or other. Maybe an herb, maybe a single little flower? They are just too cute to hide away.
Now, since you all suffered through the Ides, I would come clean. The lovely head gear
is the Anti-Firework Dog Balaclava from one of my favorite knitting books, Pet Projects: The Animal Knits Bible. It was the silly surprise knit as Sue guessed.
( It's the same book the mouse mat came from if anyone remembers). This was the pattern that dictated I buy the book and am so glad I did. The Ides, not so much so (the pugs in the picture sure looked like they enjoyed the balaclava), but I am sure we will be knitting more from this book that will inspire them in a good way. Maybe the turtle toy? Terriers like toys better than pugs like head gear and they all like treats which is what everyone got for sticking a sit and a stay with the AFDB on. Come to think of it, I bet those pugs are having treat envy in that photo too. No animals were harmed in the making and wearing. Honest...
Oh, and Sue, I never even thought of torturing...ah.. showcasing a goat in it. Thank you
for the great idea. ;-)
The Deadliest Crab is on the needles, not much done on it yet, but hopefully by the weekend we'll have something crabby. Weaving goes slowly on the blanket but there has been some progress. Basically, I've been goofing off.