Photographer Tom Clark told me one time (in a comment on his blog) that despite the fact that he crochets exceptionally beautiful beanie caps, often of exotic yarns, he couldn’t crochet a dog sweater, like the ones my wife makes, no matter how he tried.
I thought of that comment tonight when Abby finished making Max the Chihuahua a new sweater using the same yarn with which she’d made a hat for me a few weeks ago.
Although the yarn Abby used wasn’t alpaca or dalai lama (I think it night have been muppetskin), in the five minutes it took to make photos of us tonight, my head felt like it was going to burst into flames. I expect this new hat will be perfect the next time I go camping.
Also, Max is strutting around the house now like he owns the place.