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Re: New hat for the winter..
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Stitchboard Admin message #31
Re: New hat for the winter..
January 29, 2016 at 2:21:02 AM
 
Line,

I'm a wool addict (though I don't admit to anything, as I don't have a problem, LOL).  You're right...I had no idea that a wool program was actually so decent!  I thought people had said not to use it if the machine didn't have one.  Frown  Thank you for setting me straight!  Kiss

Can't wait to see the new hat!  That's so true...you really can't make a nice hat for one and not make a nice hat for another.  Thank goodness it doesn't work that way with husbands!  But then, I don't know that there would be many women who would want two husbands...one is enough of a handful!  Wink

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Aabye message #32
Re: New hat for the winter..
January 29, 2016 at 6:13:42 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #1)
 
Melanie,

My machine does have a wool program, but I like to use my own settings as I don't want the machine to centrifuge my stuff to hard.. :p (That sounded so wrong on so many levels. )

:p

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Re: New hat for the winter..
January 30, 2016 at 3:09:06 AM  (in response to Aabye message #2)
 
Line,

Hahahahahahaha, you're right!  Laughing  Perfect yarn humor!  Laughing

I don't really have a great way to wash wool at the moment, other than by hand.  Frown  As much as I dislike the old machine, it's here to stay until it craps out.  Now, sometime in the (hopefully near) future, I know we'll have a nice pull-out faucet for the basement sink, but we bought it sans a faucet, as it was cheaper to buy the things piecemeal, and we didn't need a faucet at the time.  Once there's a faucet, that will be where I hand wash whatever needs to be hand washed, sweaters or whatever, but I'd also like to try dyeing yarns.  I took a dyeing class years ago and really enjoyed it!  Back then I was looking at dyeing cotton for cross stitch, but now I'm thinking about other fibers, as well.  Smile

Have you ever thought about dyeing yarns to get your own custom colors, or do you feel you have enough selection available that it's more trouble than it's worth?

Dyeing yarns is appealing at the moment because our area is a complete yarn desert.  Frown  Nothing around for miles.  When we used to have a yarn store nearby, it was so much easier to simply try to find something that worked.

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Melanie


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Aabye message #34
Re: New hat for the winter..
January 31, 2016 at 10:21:04 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #3)
 
Melanie,

Oh dyeing.. Exciting..
I would love some colorchanging wool.. We have nothing of that sort here.. :/ Only acrylic yarn - which I refuse to work with.. o.O  (nothing wrong with working with acrylic yarn, I just like the wool, cottong, silk and so on better.. )

I would love some wool changing from yellow/orange/red..
Or some blueis colors going from a very light blue/turqoise/purple what ever.. It would be beautifull..


Or some rainbow changing stuff.. We do have wool that is colorchanging from 'Kauni' but it is really really scratchy.. Sad http://uldbutikken.dk/kauni-garn-274/

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Stitchboard Admin message #35
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 1, 2016 at 1:59:30 AM  (in response to Aabye message #4)
 
Line,

Awww, I wish we lived close by and could work on dyeing yarns together!  Kiss  I would rather have the company of a friend than to work alone on it.  It would certainly be fun to discover new colorways, which are a lot less likely when working alone, at least for me.  I tend to stay within my comfort zone.  So I tend not to experiment with colors I really don't like or colors that I think are meh.

I do work with acrylic yarn, mostly because of cost and availability.  It's funny, for years there was a yarn shop here, but now that I live where I do...nothing!  Cry  I don't mind acrylic for certain things.  I'm not going to make doll clothes with good wools...LOL, sorry, dolls, that stuff is for me, not you!  Laughing  Unless they're felted, I also won't make stuffed toys with wool, same reason as not using it for doll clothes.  Some people have sensitivities to wool, so I would use acrylic or cotton for them.

When we did have a yarn shop, I occasionally went and bought "nicer" yarns, but now I have to get them from the craft store.  Some are okay, but some aren't great.

Sooooooooo loving those color combos you mentioned!  Kiss  My absolute favorite would be bright pink/purple/electric blue.  I'm not entirely sure of what the blue is called, kind of a turquoise, without as much green, just that bright blue, brighter than aqua.  Most of all, I think it would be so much fun to experiment!  Maybe I could break out of my comfort zone and make some interesting combos that I wouldn't normally make.  Smile

That yarn looks really pretty, but ugh, so with you on scratchiness!  Not worth wearing.  If I buy a wool (or whatever fiber), it has to feel nice.  No way is it worth it to wear scratchy yarns.

I don't know about all varieties, but in a yarn shop years ago, I found a gorgeous Noro yarn.  I was so excited and touched it...ouch, it was rough and scratchy!  With as popular as Noro is these days, I'd guess they have many softer varieties, but that particular one was such a disappointment.  Cry  But then, I'd never know, as there's no yarn store that would carry it around here.  The thing about buying yarn is that yes, I'm sure Noro is available online, but I can't feel it through the screen!  So I'd have to at least see it in a store first, and since there's no store...no way of knowing which of their yarns are exactly what I love.  Cry

So frustrating!  Cry

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Melanie


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Aabye message #36
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 3, 2016 at 9:53:23 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #5)
 
Melanie,

I will not even touch acrylic for stuffed toys.. I work purely on cotton there..
(That's a lie - I actually made a big snake for the boys in acryllic.. The pup has now adopted it)^

And since I don't have any girls, and my boys don't wanna play with dolls, there no need to make doll clothing.. *sigh*

There are just NO girls in my network.. Everyone are having boys.. o.O


It would be SO nice living closer to each other.. I really need a yarn geek who I can bounce ideas off of.. Of course there is the internet.. But it is just not the same Sad  
When I win the lottery (fingers crossed, know on wood and everything) I will buy a summer home in the states.. :p It will deffinitely have a HUGE craftroom.. :p Maybe it will just be one big craftroom with a couple of beds and something in it.. And a kitchen so that your hubby can make us food... :p Cats are welcome too.. LOL

Scratchy yarn should burn in hell.. o.O
I know the feeling of dissapointment when it comes to beautiful yarn which will fell like rough sandpaper when you touch it..
I would rather not buy yarn from an online store, UNLESS I know the specific brand of yarn..

If it is merino, or alpaca I would buy it without blinking.. But when it comes to regular wool (highland, inca or what ever) there just so much difference in scratchiness from brand to brand.. It's too bad, because the yarn are somewhat cheaper on the internet than it is in the stores.. :/

Have you ever hear of ice yarn?
http://www.iceyarns.com/

They have soooo much beautifull yarn, but I have never tried ordering from them..
Most of their yarn is acrylic blends.. But ooooooh boy it is nice looking..


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Stitchboard Admin message #37
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 4, 2016 at 2:39:40 AM  (in response to Aabye message #6)
 
Line,

LOL, see that, the snake looked like so much fun, the puppy wanted a toy, too!  Wink

I've used cotton for toys.  It depends on what I've got on hand...usually acrylic, but have some cotton, as well.  Smile

We'll just have to get you into collecting dolls for you, my dear!  Kiss  My best friend and I both collect dolls.  She's a lot more serious about the hobby than I am...she's taken classes on restoring dolls.  I just collect them as I find and like them.  I like to make the doll clothes, as you know, so it's good to have dolls, or the sizing might be way off!  Laughing

LOL, so even though your boys don't get into playing with dolls, that doesn't mean you can't be a collector.  Kiss

See, that's why you have to collect dolls for yourself...you don't have to worry about who in your area has boys and who has girls!

I agree...talking on the Internet isn't like having a friend down the street.  Cry  We have friends (neighbors) here, and we like them...but none of them are interested in the same things we like.  Frown  That's why you have to live nearby!  Wink  (As if it's that easy.)

All right, sounds like a plan - crafts, cats, someone to make us food...we're all set!  Wink  Now just win that lottery!  (Just don't tell my husband I've signed him up to cook for us...he'll find out sometime when we put that apron on him, bwahahahahahahaha!)

Ugh, isn't scratchy yarn the worst?  Makes my fingers itch to think of working with it.  I'm sorry you, too, know the disappointment of touching a beautiful yarn that feels like sandpaper.  And because it's such a well-known and well-liked brand, I never said anything about it...except one day, I heard someone else talk about how rough it was...wow, glad not to be alone in thinking that!

It really is too much of a risk to order from online if you don't really know about the fiber beforehand.  You're so right about what a difference there can be between brands.  And it's such a shame, because as you said, the yarn is often cheaper online...but not worth the risk.  Frown

Wow, no, I'd never heard of Ice Yarn!  Beautiful stuff.  Kiss  I had no idea there was such a yarn as antibacterial!  I'm not so much of a germaphobe that I need antibacterial yarn, but it has such nice colors.  What a find!  How did you ever hear of it?

Acrylic can be useful in blends...LOL, for those of us with old washing machines and no wool settings, it can make a superwash wool that doesn't leave us doing hand wash!  Wink  I've also heard of blends of cotton and acrylic, as well, which give the cotton some strength.  As much as I love working with cotton, sometimes it can be so fragile.  Cry  I once met a designer who made bead kits with cotton yarn and claimed she'd never had any breakage.  And the cotton yarns were so pretty, but I wouldn't have used them with beads.  Can you imagine making a big, beautiful project, only to have it fall apart because the cotton wasn't strong enough?!  Cry


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Aabye message #38
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 4, 2016 at 5:41:06 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #7)
 
Melanie,

Actually it was Marcus who gave Silver the snake toy thingy.. Smiley When we picked her up near the border of Germany (he didn't know that we were there to take her home), he said: "But mom, she doesn't have any toys, of stuffed animals to sleep with....." ...... "She can have my snake, then she can cuddle up with it..." 
He was so sweet about it.. He actually gave her a couple of his stuffed toys.. A crocodile, a bunny, another bunny, the snake and an elephant..


I do not like dolls.. They are creepy :p LOL
I have seen Chucky.. That film did it for me.. I am super afraid of dolls to this day.. o.O 
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Your husband won't see it coming before we blindfold him and put him in an apron :p LOL

I found iceyarns.com when I was looking for cheap cotton online.. :p 
And when people said that the quality was good I was  even more hooked. I never got to the part were I had to order though.. :p

 Too bad if a big beading project gets ruined becase the string isn't strong enough Sad I can imagine the dissapointment..

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Stitchboard Admin message #39
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 5, 2016 at 2:53:18 AM  (in response to Aabye message #8)
 
Line,

Awww, that is sweet, and what a lucky girl, to get such lovely toys!  Kiss  While I can't say Muffin has ever been given my toys (LOL, stuffed animals), I also can't say she's lacking for any, LOL.  She has tons of toys.  I've put away the hard toys, though, only because it would be just my luck to slip on a ball in the dark, fall and break something.  Surprised  Or fall down the stairs because my hands are full and I don't see some toy at the top of the stairs.  Because I swear, if she could sit by the stairs and play, she'd find something that rolls and then start at the top and send it down the stairs, listening to it make noise all the way.  And then she'd forget she left something up top.  No, this doesn't sound like a good idea at all!

Sadly, I've also had to put away what we called her "bitey ball."  This is a hard ball that is made up of plastic dots, so there are holes between some of them.  Aside from the fact that it would be a great tripping hazard, sigh, sometimes when she'd bite the bitey ball, it would get stuck on her teeth.  Cry  I don't want that happening at night or while we're away for an hour or so, especially if she can't get it off of her teeth!  Cry  So once in a while she'll be allowed to play with it, but then it gets put back in the box where she can't get to it.

LOL, okay, first, I have zero dolls that look like Chucky.  Blurgh.  I'm talking about fashion dolls...Barbie comes to mind, but forgetting that blonde bimbette, there are dolls that are about half the size of Barbie, no longer made, but just as wonderful: Dawn dolls.  Those are dolls from the '70s.  They're very pretty and over the years there have been a lot of knockoffs, too.  I think the UK's version of Dawn was called Pippa.  Anyway, Dawn (and friends) had what Barbie lacked...eyelashes.  Really tiny, pretty eyelashes.  Dawn had lots of outfits, too.

I want to make outfits for Dawn.  Smile  Barbie, too, but mostly Dawn.

To cover half of that plan, there's a Swedish site that has over 1000 free Barbie knitting patterns (nothing for Dawn, sigh), with translations into a lot of different languages, including English.  (Also Danish, though I know you don't knit - yet - and don't like dolls.)  Take a gander at these, and then see if you can figure out why I want to make Barbie clothes Wink:
http://stickatillbarbie.se/

Did I mention they're all free?  Wink  Now you see why I want to knit for Barbie...because so many patterns are available and free!  (Dawn will have to wait.)

Now you can also see why I like fashion dolls.  Smile  I've found more free patterns for Barbie than any other type of doll.

And perhaps now you can understand why I don't mind using acrylic!  Wink  Because Barbie won't complain.  And though she's lately had a little, um, plastic surgery Wink, her size stays pretty constant.  I don't know of anyone who can make that claim!  Laughing

I also have a few knockoffs of what are called "American Girl" dolls.  AG dolls are way expensive...forget how much, may be around $200!  The knockoffs were all far cheaper.  The first one I bought with a coupon from a craft store.  I think she was under $10, maybe about $8.  Then my friend sent me a doll I had admired, when they went on clearance in one of her local stores.  Later on, they went on clearance in my local store, so I bought another two, and I think each were under $5.  Seriously good price!

And they definitely don't mind wearing clothes made of acrylic.  Wink

I think a scarf I crocheted for my friend's AG-type doll is in one of my photo albums on here.

And none of the AG-types look like Chucky!  Matter of fact, I've never heard a peep from any of them.  Smile

LOL!  Probably the apron and the blindfold won't bother him, though chaining him to the stove is another matter.  Laughing

Oooh, you'll have to tell me how it works out when you order from them!  Really, their yarns look amazing!  Kiss

Oh, yeah, it would be awful to work so hard to make something, only to have it fall apart.  That's why I won't use anything less than good fishing line for beads.  There's an old product that I didn't care for, which used to be considered an industry standard, but since certain fishing lines were found to be great for beading (not all, though, so one must be careful not to pick up any old fishing line), that's what I've been using.

Every once in a while someone says their beaded project made with fishing line fell apart, but I've had big discussions with people who are big in the beading industry, and they believe breakage was caused by a sharp bead or crystal.  Others claim the knots cause the fibers to cut themselves, but so far it seems more are of the opinion the breakage was caused by sharp beads or crystals.

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Melanie


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Aabye message #40
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 5, 2016 at 3:39:26 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #9)
 
Melanie,

They are very sweet with each other.. Cheesy Jamie and Marcus practically grev up together.. She was only 2 when Marcus was born, so she was still just a pup.. A big pup, but still.. Jamie matured like a premature born baby.. She was 8 months behind because of her previous ignoranus owners.. :/ Poor girl..
But anyhow, Marcus used her as a stuffed toy.. From the very moment he could move by him self, he would always go to her.. If he was laying on his blankets on the floor she would lie besides him.. If we went for a walk, and I walked away from the pram, she would guard it when I went into a store (only small stores where I could still see them though).
When Marcus was sick, Jamie would lide beside his bed looking after him and comforting him..

They are still inseperable.. It's beautifull to watch..

When I walk Jamie she will pull on the leash as if to say: "Come oooooom mom you slowpoke.. Get moving, I have someting I NEED to get to.. NOW"..
But if Marcus is on the other end of the leash, she will walk very slow and careful. She will stop at any road and watch for cars before moving again..
It is different with Silver.. She is a bit retarded (LOOOOL).. She doesn't know anything.. She's Jon Snow.. LOL.. She's not that old yet though.. But she always kisses my youngest goodnight when we put him to bed at night.. It's almost like the dogs have chosen the kids.. one for each..

Yikes barbie dolls.. It's not any better.. LOL :p
I have actually never played with them.. Not even as a little girl.. I know that I had a LOT of them, because I always wanted them for my birthday, and for christmas and so.. Bu as soon as I got them, they went into the box under the bed, and never saw the light of day again :p

I also have this beautiful doll pram.. A SilverCross Oberon.. I have never used it for dolls. I have, however, used it to take my grandmothers cat for a walk.. He would lie in it, looking out.. But he would never run away.. :p He was a very generous and forgiving cat.. LOL
Anyhow.. Here it is.. I have this exact model.. Mine is just 20 years old now.. :p 
 

I wonder if, for beading projects, it would be cheaper to go into a store selling fishing equipment and buy the string instead of buying it from a craft store..
And I wonder if it is better quality.. Hmm.. Only one way to find out.. :p Need to go to the fishing equipment store later.. Cheesy Luckily we have one here in the city.. We have almost everything.. :p  


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Re: New hat for the winter..
February 6, 2016 at 3:05:33 AM  (in response to Aabye message #10)
 
Line,

Awww, poor Jamie!  Cry  But it sounds like she's done beautifully with you.  And how loving she is with Marcus!  Kiss  It's wonderful that they're such good friends.  Kiss

I love how protective she is of Marcus, too, watching for cars and taking her time so he can keep up.  Kiss

That's also cool how each dog has bonded well with the kids, and one or the other in particular.  Kiss  And you're right...Silver just sounds very young and inexperienced.  I'm sure being in your loving home she'll learn very well.  Kiss

Hee hee, why did you always want Barbie dolls if you never played with them?  Smile  I did play with my dolls...until I got to a certain age.  I kept them, though, until the day I made a huge mistake and gave them away to some kids of a person who later treated me very badly.  Cry  I thought I was doing a good thing, but it wasn't appreciated, and then people have said, "You gave those things to the kid, not to that horrible person," but it's still one and the same with me.  Cry  I bet she sold all of the collectibles after her kids grew up and no longer played with the dolls.  Cry

So now I try to kind of collect what I used to have, or at least what I want of what I used to have.  It's often depressing, because this stuff is old and soooooooo expensive.

Wow, I bet the cat had a wonderful time being wheeled around like that!  Kiss  I had a doll carriage, but not sure what happened to it.  My dolls were mostly in good shape; I tried to be careful when I played with them.  But the carriage may have simply fallen apart.  It may not have been new when I got it, either.

LOL, as for wheeling the cat around in it, believe it or not, there is a carriage some company sells that is actually for wheeling a cat around!  Kiss  Seriously!  I think the sides of it are netted so the cat can see out.  And it's very expensive, over $100.  LOL, maybe I'll have to look for doll carriages instead, so I can wheel the cat around the block!  Laughing  I can just picture it...people would say, "Can I see your baby?" and I'd proudly say, "Sure!"  Then I'd let them take a peek.  "That looks like a cat!"  "Yes, that's my baby!"  Wink

I actually haven't ever bought my fishing line from a craft store, only from a department store fishing department or a sporting goods store.  Smile  So you're actually spot on about that...good thinking!  Kiss  I had heard (though this was a long time ago, so it may no longer be true) the craft store fishing line wasn't quite as good as the real thing.

What I buy is something called Fireline Crystal.  My very first reel of it was 10 pound test (not sure if that's what you guys call it there).  I've bought 8 pound test and 6 pound test...and if I ever want to take that stupid project out of the penalty corner, I'll redo it with 4 pound test!  (And if it breaks again, that's it.)

The important thing about the Fireline Crystal is that it's really a fiber.  So it's great for beading for that very reason.  And then the lower the number, the thinner the thread.

Some of the fishing lines out there will deteriorate in sunlight or water (not Fireline Crystal!).  So you don't want a line that will break down holding your beadwork together.  Of course they're made to break down because you don't necessarily want a tangle of fishing line left in a pond or a river, but nobody wants to get caught in the rain and know they're going to have to re-weave their favorite bracelet.

Hugs,
Melanie


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Aabye message #42
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 7, 2016 at 4:06:01 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #11)
 
Melanie,

Jamie is good with the kids.. I have started letting her pull Marcus on his bike.. He loves it, she loves it.. It's great..  

We have those carriages for dogs here in Denmark.. Believe it or not, a lot of people with those tiny dogs are actually using them a lot.. Think what would happen if the tine creatures used their legs for a change... -.-'

I thought so abous the fising line.. I think we have some that doesn't deteriorate in either sunligt or water.. Hmm... But my guess it that it is expensive as hell..

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Line 


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Stitchboard Admin message #43
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 8, 2016 at 1:23:49 AM  (in response to Aabye message #12)
 
Line,

How adorable that must be, to see Jamie pulling Marcus on his bike!  Kiss  Without a doubt, she's a sweetheart.  Kiss

Oh, no, they're using those carriages for dogs?!  Facepalm.  I'm guessing the reason they were developed for cats is because of the way cats behave...going by the way our girl behaved when we took her outside.  She walked a few steps.  Stopped.  Sat down.  Ate grass.  Sniffed the air.

This entire process repeated itself endlessly, until she was either ready to go in...or we were.  I was telling a woman's mom about it, because she wants to put her cat on a harness and walk her around the neighborhood.  I had to tell her to be careful, because she was picturing what we were...the kitty would enjoy a nice walk through the neighborhood, but that wasn't what happened, not even once.

Of course, it would be uncharacteristic for a dog to do that...they love to run and jump all over, and why shouldn't they be allowed to do that?!

I would say to price Fireline Crystal.  There may be a dealer who sells it in your area.  Of course, knowing the high prices you guys pay for everything Cry, it really could be expensive.  Cry  Not that it's what I would call "cheap" here, though guessing it might be a slightly better price here.

Unfortunately the cheaper fishing lines here are the ones that aren't at all suitable for beadweaving.  Cry

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Melanie


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Aabye message #44
Re: New hat for the winter..
February 9, 2016 at 12:57:26 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #13)
 
Melanie,

Yes, they use them for dogs..
I can't stop commenting on it when I see it.. I usually say something like this, and very loud: "Oh no.. Look at the poor puppe, it doesn't have any legs, maybe it should just have been put down, if it is not able to walk"... People actually gets embarrased... But what do I care, it's a dog for crying out loud.. It was made for walking on it's four paws.. :p

I can't help myself when attending a dog show either, and I see these girls walking around with their small chihuahuas in their arms.. I can understand it if there are a LOT of people, simply out of security for the dog (why do people not pay attention to where they are walking?).. But seriously.. There's no need for carrying the dog around an intire day.. 

Once I saw a girl walking around with her dog on the beach... There were no people, but still she was walking around with the small dog in her arms.. *facepalm*

Hahaha.. At another show, I was actually asked to leave the ringside with Jamie from one of the contestants.. The reason: Her chihuahua was afraid of big dogs, and would not go completely out to the corners of the ring.. I was in shock.. A show dog that could not be distracted from the other dogs.. I was supposed to go in the ring next, so I wouldn't leave... 
She kept coming over asking me to go away from the ring with my big agressive dog..
I told her that if she wanted a show dog, who would not have to be PULLED around in the ring but actually walking by it self, she might want to rethink the whole socializing with big dogs issue before harressing another participant in the show, who merely was standing by to go in the ring... And that she maybe might wanna reconsider calling my dog agressive when whe was laying on the floor sleeping..

The people who was there watching the show laughed so hard that the girl whit the chihuahua decided to leave, all red in the face..  What an ass.. -.-'

Calling my sleeping dog agressive.. I see.. I don't think she have ever seen an agressive dog..

When I asked one of her friends who was also in the ring, and who happened to be one of my close friends what that was all about she said: "Well.. xxx has never socialised the puppy with big dogs, she have never even seen a big dog before.."

So I took Jamie, went in the ring, won, went over to the girl and asked her if she would like me to help her socialize her pup with big dogs.. She didn't want to, right untill I pulled my own chihuahua from the hat (I had one at that time, but she unfortunately had her ass kicked by my cats... :p so I had to give her back to the breeder).. She then saw that Jamie did absolutely nothing, she just lay there wacthing the cupe puppy who was sitting in its owners arms..

Next time at the show, I was standing at the ring side again, and the little chihuahua pup won the entire show in it's class.. All because it wasn't afraid of the big dog laying there on the ring side watching Wink

Anyhow.. The point to the whole story is that I can't refrain from speaking up when seeing girls carrying their small dogs on the arm because it is "afraid" of big dogs, people, what ever..
And I really do not get the stroller for dogs.. *facepalm* 


Too bad about the fishing lines. I do not do beading - I was just very curious.. (I'm the human worlds Curious George)..


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Line 


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Re: New hat for the winter..
February 9, 2016 at 2:41:54 AM  (in response to Aabye message #14)
 
Line,

I'm so glad you speak up when you see dogs in carriages!  Kiss  Those poor dogs probably want to be running around, but their stupid idiot owners won't let them!

Anyone can see it's an entirely different thing than cats.  Cats are...temperamental.  They want things just so.  You won't get a cat to move unless it's the cat's idea, and that's why taking one for a walk on a harness is definitely an exercise in futility - no pun intended!  LOL.

But a dog doesn't have that desire to sit still for long periods of time.  Cats love it.  Dogs...well, their impatience is good in other ways.  Kiss

LOL, that said, I seriously wish our girl would get a bit of energy and decide to really explore, not just lay in various spots close to each other...sniffing. Eating grass.  Pulse-pounding excitement!  Not.

And I agree, it's ridiculous to carry a dog around when there's no danger.  Put the cutie on a harness or whatever, and let it walk!  That will make for a far happier dog than carrying him/her around.

The girl was actually carrying her dog around on the beach with nobody else around?!  Words cannot express the utter stupidity!  Embarassed

Absolutely not...a sleeping dog can't in any way be considered aggressive.  That's crazy.  Maybe she was the one afraid of big dogs and projected the aggressiveness onto your dog sleeping!  But that's only in her mind, anyway.

I can't imagine...she didn't get her dog used to big dogs beforehand?  The mind boggles!  You can't leave a dog unprepared for that.  What did she expect to do, talk to everyone with a large dog and say, "Get your dog out of here"?  Then after that, I guess she wanted to tell people with smaller dogs to get out, so her dog might not be afraid of competition!  Sarcasm.

How cool that the other people there laughed at her as you were telling her off...she deserved it!

At least you were the catalyst for the ittle dog no longer being afraid of big dogs, for being socialized with big dogs.  Kiss  Good for you!  I'm sure if that little dog could talk, it would thank you for it not being afraid of big dogs any more!  Kiss

I agree that it's a no-brainer to see to it that a little dog isn't terrified of big dogs...particularly if showing or out in public or something.  And as for those strollers...leave them for the cats!  People can be so idiotic.

Would you be interested in learning beading?  Because I'd be happy to teach you.  Kiss  If you like crochet, I think you'd like beading.  Kiss  It's actually quite relaxing to weave beads to make a bracelet or a necklace or something.  Kiss  Handmade bling can be yours!  Wink

Nothing wrong with you being curious.  Kiss  But then does that make me the man in the yellow hat?  Laughing  LOL.

Hugs,
Melanie


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