Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bow Wow Blankies

My charity knitting this year is knitting blankets for the dogs staying in shelters.  They need a little touch of love, and for me that means a blankie.  So far I've knit 25.  As you can see from the photo above, the blankies are dog tested and dog approved.  The are knit in the "dishrag" pattern, using two strands of worsted weight yarn (or four strands of the lighter weight yarn), in any bits and pieces that need to be used for something.  They are coming out about 3' x 3' and are so nice and soft after they have been washed and dried. 

They are very colorful and have different textures too.  Again, Edgar approves. 

Bow Wow Blankies.

Cast on three stitches.
K2, YO, K1
K2, YO, K to end
continue this until you have 100 stitches on the needle.
K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K
continue until you have five stitches.
K1, K2tog twice, K1
Cast off. 

I've been using any type of yarn that can be tossed in a washer and dryer since that is how they will be cleaned at the shelter. 

The first batch was delivered to the Clallum County Humane Society and they have reported back to me that the dogs LOVE them. 

I also delivered about 25 crocheted blankets to Peninsula Friends of Animals for the kitties.  The kitties love them too.  These were done by the Crochet Guild in Bellevue.

In the meantime, we are harvesting garlic and onions.  I am having to be creative as to where I can cure them this year.  Right now I have the garlic curing on the woodstove, and a crate of onions on Edgar's crate.  This time of year my house is given over to produce.

Today is another beautiful day and I have gardening I want to do. 
Happy knitting (and gardening).



1 comment:

  1. What a great idea and such a noble pursuit. I'm sure the dogs love them and that having their lovingly knit blankie is a bright spot in their day - you may want to consider the Cascade Bulldog Rescue ( if you have any extra - you know I'm a sucker for a bulldog! :)