This is Hobo one year ago today, the day he officially became our beloved
pet furry son. Bubba picked him up in the forest on a Saturday afternoon and brought him to the cabin. We fed him and gave him water and introduced him to the JRT's and made him a comfy spot next to us on the sofa. Sunday night Bubba took him home with him and offered him to a friend who had just lost his dog. Monday night Bubba called and asked if he could bring him to us because the friend decided he couldn't take care of him. He didn't have a fence and lived on a busy road and worked long hours (good decision). Tuesday 11/29/2005 Hobo went to the vet and got a checkup and his vaccinations. Luckily Bubba found him soon after being dumped because he was not yet emaciated.
We took this picture Tuesday night and I consider it his first day as officially being our boy. He has his new collar and tags on. I can still see the puppy in him in this picture. He's all grown up now.
I'm furiously working on EZ's Seamless Hybrid. I ripped everything out I had done because of the gauge snafu. It was a blessing in disguise because I was able to also redo the hem and I like the results much better. I casted on 90% of the body stitches and increased evenly in the last row before knitting the purl row for the hem turn. It looks SOOO much better. The fabric looks and feels much better too. It was too stretchy before and I think it would have lost it's shape. It will be much more durable and warm now. I will post a picture once I have some decent progress to show. Right now it doesn't look that much different than the last photo I posted....
*upon further review, I see that I have NOT posted a previous photo afterall, so here it is, my progress on attempt #2 of the Seamless Hybrid:
I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a pea green for the body, and a denim blue for the contrasting hem facing. I'm shooting for 5 stitches to the inch. I ended up with 4.5 on the first attempt. I'm a smidge over 5 for attempt number two, but I feel I can easily block it to the correct dimensions. I have to get my hands on one of those Woolly Boards.