Girl kissing a small, one-eyed dog

Goodbye Melba

Dear Readers, Today's post is a sad one. If you need happy reading, or don't have a box of tissues handy, I suggest you read elsewhere. On July 28, I said goodbye to Melba forever. The best, sweetest little dog had been carrying around a tumor for over a year, and at the end of … Continue reading Goodbye Melba


After my initial failed attempt to knit Melba a sweater, I lost my enthusiasm but didn't give up. On car rides, during movies, and at Knit Night, I pegged away at my wonky-shaped little green sweater. Lo and behold, it fits my wonky-shaped little Melba. The spikes were absolutely essential.  Although Melba does not have … Continue reading Dogzilla

Sad Ears

My first attempt at knitting Melba a sweater didn't go so well. The knitting part was fine. The wearing--not so much. After we released her from the sweater, she curled up in a sad ball on one corner of the couch to recover from her traumatic experience, I frogged the whole thing, adjusted *all* my … Continue reading Sad Ears