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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Sweater Girl

(In no way is this to be confused with my previous posting "Oscar Aftermath")

The hand knitted sweater for Heidi has finally arrived. She seems to like it and I love it for her.
While the weather is warming, she will not need it this Spring except to show off around the neighbourhood and perhaps putting in an appearance in an Easter Parade.

There is a story that goes with this sweater. In mid winter a blogging friend expressed concern for Heidi in the cold weather we have here. She put out the call on her blog for someone who might knit Heidi a sweater. No one responded.

One day, a new blogging friend showed up on the comments on my blog. In response I visited her blog and realized she was a knitter, actually quite a remarkable master knitter. In jest, which is often my way, being a bit of a tease, I commented I thought at first she was dropping by to answer the call for someone to knit Heidi a sweater. I really did not expect what came next.

Gram, as I have come to call here, said she would enjoy the challenge to knit a sweater for Heidi. She wanted to see if she could using a pattern she found online. I sent her the required measurements and she went to work. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I think, she made a couple of false starts because she didn't like the pattern of the wool and the stitch she was using.

Soon she settled on the colours and the hounds tooth pattern (how appropriate is that) she was once again working away at the knitting including some refinements. What started out as a turtle neck was finally made a cardigan.

Two days ago the sweater arrived in the mail. Heidi was quite willing for me to put in on her.

Heidi lay down and was her usual relaxed self.

She then went over to sit on her couch forcing June to move over.

I took her outside and her, not so secret admirer, from down the road came to check out the new sweater girl on the street.

In the usual doggy fashion, he decided it was still the same female he has admired for some time.


At 7:57 p.m., Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I think it's both great and hilarious. And the houndstooth? Too much.

At 9:39 p.m., Blogger Peggy said...

Heidi looks absolutely beautiful in her new houndstooth sweater!

At 4:23 a.m., Anonymous daffy said...

Fantastic! I notice I get no credit for introducing you to the master knitter! I'm not hurt... rejection doesn't bother me....sniff... I'm just happy if Heidi is happy.... Lol!
Oh and by the way.... June looks a little startled there... I think you can see the fear in her eye wondering how far Heidi is going to spread out on the couch! lol
(This is a lovely story! Made my morning!)

At 8:14 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:59 a.m., Blogger possum said...

She is gorgeous, as usual!
Good thing she is not here - nothing but mud or standing water - AGAIN. Poor Heidi would have to swim... maybe she needs a bathing suit next?????

At 7:00 p.m., Blogger Rachel said...

Well that is darling!! I love it!! Heidi seems to be loving it too!!

At 5:16 a.m., Blogger Cathy said...

Hounds-tooth how very apt - its the only way to go.
Heidi is one lucky dog - having an outdoor coat made to measure is top class these days. Soon she'll be expecting Saville Row lol

At 3:45 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil: I love looking at the photos. I might be a bit partial, but . . . she looks marvelous!

At 6:40 p.m., Blogger Tom said...

Fantastic..... she looks a picture in it for sure..... I'm smiling from ear to ear at this... I really feel cheered by it... and how cool as Heidi been? A proper super model for sure...

At 4:11 p.m., Blogger Patty said...

Now that's one large dog. Beautiful sweater, no wonder she's proud of it.

Thanks for your visit.

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