Friday, February 19, 2010
Have you felted Fingerless?
I found this pattern and picture in a knitting book the other day. I have never thought of felting fingerless. Hmmmmmmm. They sound very warm.......I think I may have to find some wool and make a pair. I have been given 2 lovely skeins of cascade 220, which I consider the best choice yarn for felting.
Fingerless are, well, perfect for dog owners. When you are messing with the leash and keys and treats and well, okay, sometimes a camera too, you need those fingerless. Are you a dog lover who uses fingerless?
Cricket jumped up at my hand on his walk today, and I said, "NO! not the fingerless Cricket boy" He's rambunctious and clownlike and I am in love. But there will be no damage to the fingerless.....
I have to tell you that I volunteer at the animal shelter by my home, in the operating room of the shelter. Yesterday I helped the amazing Dr. Kristine while she removed an arrowhead from a poor dogs hip. I didn't know how it would look when it came out. I have never seen a bow and arrow in this day and age. This poor dog has suffered so. I did fine with the entire operation as I am a nurse and it doesnt faze me. When she got the arrowhead out I wanted to sob. I cannot believe that someone shot this dog with an arrowhead that looked like a very sophisticated piece of weapon.
I have to focus on the fact that people are so good. They will save a dog's life when it is so easy to put them down.
This dog has been nothing but gentle as he has awaited being well enough for the OR. They call him Survivor. I hope he recovers without infection or incident. His bill would be something you and I would have to think very long and hard about, yet this shelter that is funded by donation only, saved him. You go Survivor, you go boy.
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