Friday, April 27, 2012

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week: Something different

For my 'Something different' post, I'd like to insert a little surreal randomness into your day. Nina the pit-bull terrier mix investigates a tiny snowman in the yard at the Dane County Humane Society earlier this winter...


Inspiration can come from anywhere. Volunteering and working with these gals in their coats (Nina probably should have had one on in her bout with the snowman!):

Led to designing and knitting this jacket/sweater:

Despite all of the generous contributions from the community, money is always tight for non-profit animal rescues, which inspired me to offer up my knitting patterns for sale in support of the ASPCA. I've only raised about $50, but it's better than nothing and encourages me to keep designing. Keep your eyes peeled: creative inspiration can come from the random-est of events and places!


  1. What a lovely story :-)
    I've been 'crotchety' this week too ;-)

  2. Haha. I love the TKO by decapitation comment. It put a smile on my face.

  3. Very funny! How long did the decapitation KO take?

    And $50 is great for the Humane Society - I'm certain they appreciate every penny of it.

  4. Great post and pictures. Love the sweater and the cause behind it.

  5. Inspiration can come from anywhere indeed!

    The gals, the coats and their pictures are all amazing.