Sunday, June 08, 2008

Dog Sitting

My parents have gone on vacation, so we have a canine guest this week.


I know pugs are popular, but I don't know why. They are fairly disgusting, what with the snorting and the snoring and such. Still, there's something undeniably charming about them. The cats are unhappy about the visitor--there's been lots of disgruntled meowing and accusations and "Why wasn't I consulted about this?"

In knitting news, the handtowels are done. I noticed while uploading this picture that the towel on the left is twisted so the wrong side is showing, but I couldn't be bothered to re-photograph.

It seems like all I am knitting these days are ballbands. I have the yarn and patterns for more interesting projects like Rusted Root (Rav link) and Honeycomb but the disastrous results of my first two attempts at sweater knitting have kind of put me off starting them. I just don't want to be disappointed again!

Hope everyone has a great week.

13 comments:

allbuttonedup said...

They look so good! I love the color combo!

Knit and fall back in it said...

Well, how could you not love a little face like that?

Your handtowels are just the perfect touch to complete your pretty new bathroom.

Marianne said...

Heh, I know just what you mean, all that snorting and 'snorkeling' and snoring... poor little things, it's a shame upon humans for breeding them like that, eh?
FAB handtowels, perfect!
Thank goodness for the 'warshrag',eh? When all else fails there's ALWAYS the trusty warshrag... :^)

Macoco said...

that is such a sweet little doggie! I like the hand towels as well.

Fannie Pie said...

The towels are the perfect compliment to your new bathroom!

He is cute in a snorty sorta way!

Love the honeycomb pattern... I don't know how I missed it, but I don't remember that one at all... and I even have the yarn in my stash.... mmmm.

Sheepish Annie said...

I'm not sure I could resist a little pug if one were to wander in and ask to stay. There is just something about them...and I'm not even a 'dog person!'

The towels look wonderful! Nice bright colors just in time for summer!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

They look great and what fabulous colors too!!

And what a cutie!!

Mia said...

Aw, he is so cute!

guiltypleasures said...

I'm not as annoyed by their snorting as much as the other end. Why do they have to have short hair and a tail that sticks up so that I have to see the little pink hole? Disgusting.

The colors on your handtowels look perfect in your bathroom. Great choices!

Ava said...

they are kinda cute. I'm fascinated by pug puppies - they look like miniature adults - not a bit like puppies!

Love the dishrags. I have a million of them. it's too hot to knit sweaters anyway.

Carol said...

Someitimes you just need to do the nice, simple soothing projects for a while. Don't worry, eventually you will want to pick up the complicated stuff.

Knit and fall back in it said...

I guess it is against the rules for you and I to be at knitting on the same night! I hope to see you next time.

SJ said...

I think pugs are among those creatures that fall squarely in the "so ugly they're cute" category. For all their snorting and snoring, though, they're pretty funny dogs!