Well I started crocheting a striped dog this morning. I really like the way Limey looks and decided to make even more stripes this time. I began the striping over the weekend. I picked more bright colors from Lily Sugar n Cream Cotton. I had a lot of this yarn in my studio already. I’m trying to be fiscally responsible and not buy more yarn until I at least put a dent in my stash. I still intend to check out some other brands.
Changing colors frequently keeps me on my toes and prevents me from falling into sleepwalking while crocheting and not paying attention to what I’m doing. I tend to increase when I shouldn’t and increase the wrong amount of stitches. And the bright colors, well, that in itself helps me concentrate. No soft pale pastel colors and repetitive stiching to lull me to zzzzzzz.
But you know, I could just keep increasing and turn it into a bowl. I’ve seen some crocheted bowls on Flickr, there’s some nice ones here by Aine D. So that’s a possibility, but I am leaning towards going forward with canine creation. The only dog I’ve crocheted lives with my friend Wendy and she never brings him over to visit.