Wednesday, December 06, 2006

a hat and a dog bite

As promised, here is the hat I made for Daughter. It fits perfectly and looks adorable on her head, but of course she hates it. She'll wear a roll-brim hat until the cows come home - in fact she sometimes goes and gets one and wears it around the house - but this earflap stuff is not her taste. Oh well, too bad, when it's in the 20s outside, she'll be wearing it.

Side view, so you can see the flaps. The edge has a row of single crochet to keep it from rolling and to give it a more finished look. The yarn is Patons Classic Merino in cream or natural or off-white...some variation of that color. I would tell you exactly what it is but Daughter made off with the ball band. She likes to wear them as bracelets.

I pretty much designed this myself, using whatever elements I could remember from patterns I've seen or used. If anyone is dying to make one of these for their toddler, I can try to post a pattern. Let me know. Also, I am thinking maybe this needs a simple little embroidered flower on the front. What do you think?

In other news, dudes, the dog bit me this morning.

She is a 7 year-old miniature schnauzer, usually pretty good-tempered. She tore up the bathroom garbage, I yelled at her and told her to go outside, but when you yell at her she turns into a statue and will not move. I went to grab her collar to pull her to the door, and she growled and bit my hand, hard enough to draw blood. Actually, I'm almost bleeding through the bandaid I put on. NOT COOL. I was super mad when it happened and I called Hub at work to tell him she needs a new home. I'm afraid that if she will bite me, she could bite Daughter. I just cannot abide that kind of danger in my home. He called his parents and they said they will take her. I hope it works out, because I won't take her back into my house.


Oh well, I guess I'll go make some more yo-yos, if I can work around this gross bandaid.


Ruth said...

eek! I'm so sorry, Kate! I'm glad your ILs will take the dog, because I'm with you ... she can't stay at your house any more.

I hope the bite heals quickly ...

Pam said...

We had a mini schnauzer named Howard and he was the best kid dog we have ever had. But people tell me that usually isn't the case with schnauzers. Such a bummer, but better to be safe then sorry.

I'm curious about the yo-yo's. How will you make garland out of them? I hate to be ignorant, but I've never heard of them before. Can you fill me in? I love that collection and actually have a shelf of it waiting to be turned into a Christmas blanket, but this could be much more fun and would look great strung on our new banister.

Teresa said...

Yes, as much this society wants to treat our animals like children, the children are more important, and the dog has to go. YES I would like the hat pattern, Lil Bit likes the roll brim hats too, and likes to wear them about the house. As for alternatives to garland, I have some fun fur that is SILVER and freaking LOOKS like garland.. keep thinking I should borrow a freind's I cord maker, and make garland out of it.

kate said...

Pam - maybe it is to do with our dog being a girl. Hub had a male mini schnauzer and he never got nasty. Don't know what's up with her. Anyway, I'll post more about the yo-yos tomorrow or Friday.

Teresa - that is a great idea with the fun fur! In fact, you could probably just wind some of it through the tree and it would work. I will work up a simple pattern for the hat asap.

Scoutj said...

Oh NO about the dog. We've had to do that with a dog and it's so hard. I hope you're okay.

HangerMom said...

Sorry about that dog! That stinks. I'm glad your in-laws can take her, because I had a huge hassle finding a new home for my cats last year so I know how difficult a process it can be. That's very lucky that you have a willing home!

I think the hat is adorable! She's learn to love it, I'm sure.

Karen said...

We had to do the same thing with our dog when our son was a baby. It was Hubs' childhood dog, no less. It was sad but necessary.

The hat is cuteness.