Tiny Diva

Tiny Diva - 1

Dear Ann, I present, however belatedly: Lady Dogga Purely incidentally (definitely not in response to Anonymously Annoyed’s Comment of Crankitude), I knitted the wig. The pattern is one of the wigs (the Beehive, which could also be called the Marie Antoinette) from Pigs In Wigs, which appears in the fabulously wacky book Knitting Mochimochi. Since Olive is decidedly NOT a handknit toy pig, my innovation was to make a stretchy sleeve...

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Glad and a Little Sad

Glad and a Little Sad - 1

Dear Ann, What a hoot! Readers were very generous with clever and silly suggestions of Halloween getups for Olive. I now have a master list to draw from, and knit from, in years to come. Olive, who seems to enjoy Apparel, and being the subject of fussing, will not greet trick or treaters in her birthday suit. THE GLAD The winner of the drawing for the stack o’ books is Lou H., whom I’ve emailed. Congrats, Lou! Try not to...

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Our Favorite Little Black Fruit

Our Favorite Little Black Fruit - 1

Dear Ann, Kind reader Elizabeth D. sends breaking news: August is Celebrate Olive month! For reals! There’s a whole website about it! They have some interesting suggestions on how to observe Celebrate Olive Month. Number 8: “Sign up for school snack duty: Send the kids in with a few cans of California Ripe Olives (and a can opener).” I’m not sure I want my kids known as Those Kids (Who Brought Canned Olives To...

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First Annual Olive Bergmann Festival of Songs About Dogs

First Annual Olive Bergmann Festival of Songs About Dogs - 1

Dear Ann, You may have wondered, with a sinking, sure knowledge, “Is Kay going to be one of those people who celebrates her dog’s birthday?” Why yes. Yes I am one of those people. (I know! It’s awful!) Olive is one year old today. She loves the popular music of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s (chewable formats only, vinyl preferred). To mark the occasion, a few classics, certified Helen Reddy-free. I heard this one in...

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How To Bore Your Dog

How To Bore Your Dog - 1

Dear Ann, Don’tcha hate it when a blogger says they’re working on secret knitting, and they get all CIA about it? Olive finds this very boring. But what can I do? I’m working on Secret Knitting. It’s for a pal. Let’s just say that it has taken on A Life of Its Own. There is no aspect of this project that Olive doesn’t think is boring. Sure, it cushions the stones on the patio, and it’s mildly...

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Brother From Another Mother

Brother From Another Mother - 1

Dear Ann, People always ask me, “What kind of dog is that?” Impossible to tell, really. We were told: Australian Terrier and Miniature Poodle. No sign of poodle in the actual dog, though. So, Olive is some kind of terrier mix that also is reminiscent of a tiny German Shepherd. Here in the land of Yorkies, Chorkies, Havanese, and many hyphenations of poo, we never see a dog that looks like her. Until we met Hercules. ...

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