Red Heart “Scrubby” Yarn

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Has anyone else tried out this yarn yet? I have been making face and dish scrubs for a long time. Normally I just use leftover scrap yarn –cotton for face and acrylic for dish–but this scrubby yarn caught my eye as I was minding my own business strolling through the yarn aisle today. It’s 100% polyester and while not super soft, not super abrasive either.
I just took the last 10 minutes or so to whip up a little circular scrub (really simple 2 ply by dc 10 in a circle, build out 2 rows, and then use decrease stitches to build back in), and I think I rather like it! Not sure if I will use it as a face scrub in the shower or a dish scrub.  There’s plenty of yarn left in the skein to make several more, so maybe I’ll test it out for both! I’ll let you know what I think after 🙂

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Doggy Sweaters and Accessories?!?

Did I think I would ever be making something like this?? The answer is no! No offense to those of you who like to dress up your dogs and paint their nails (the kids and I just watched Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2), but I never saw the point in that. ..until now.
Okay, so I may never actually paint her nails, but poor little Lucy (our newly adopted rescue pup) was shivering every morning and night when the temperature would drop. So I broke down and crocheted my first (and probably last) doggy sweater. It’s still a little big for her, but I already had to take the bottom piece apart and make it smaller, so it is what it is. Here’s a picture from last night when she was trying it out 🙂
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And not to leave my neighbor’s dog out of the doggy dress up party… 🙂 I’m sure Christina from beeskneesphotographync.com will have a much better photo to post after their family pictures today, but this actually was too cute not to share!
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And finally, for all the pet lovers out there… Can I hear an “awwwwww”?
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