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Guest Blogger: Obsession with Making Crocheted Dishcloths

This is Mike the Miniature Schnauzer who lives with the human Tierney.

I am overdue for a haircut so I currently have the constant “bed-head” look

I was reading Tierney’s posts (yes Miniature Schnauzers can read, duh) and I was wondering how she was going to keep up her current practice of daily posting to her blog (since February 11, 2021).

I guess she’s trying to make up for taking a several week break from blogging…

She was having difficulty getting motivated today and I don’t want to break the streak, so I offered to guest blog for today’s post.

You’ve probably read some of my other previous guest blog posts like The Inpatient Schnauzer: Update on the Granny Square Afghan (Guest Blogger), and Guest Blog Post: A Whole Lot of Remodeling Going On; and was highly impressed by how well I write without opposable thumbs, so I suggested to Tierney that I treat you to another sample of my writing.

Aren’t you lucky!

Miniature Schnauzers are very confident in their abilities even if they are sorely in need of a haircut

I thought I would combine discussing a crafting project and me (as it is important that I am one of the main features of this post) for this post.

Obsession with Crocheted Cotton Dishcloths

For years Tierney has a huge stash of cotton yarn that a friend gave her over 20 years ago:

A small sampling of the large stash

Well Tierney decided a couple of months ago that it was time to do something with this stash. She needed new dishcloths in the kitchen, so why not crochet them herself out of her old stash of cotton yarn? Additionally it was a great portable project when in the car or waiting around, etc.

She put together a little zippered bag of yarn, crochet needles and supplies:

She’s been taking this bag everywhere with her, especially on car rides, and I am not sure I like this.

Why? Because when she is the car her primary responsibility is to pet and cuddle me while the car is moving.

Instead, I’ve had to cuddle with the yarn:

Sigh, resorting to cuddling with yarn instead of getting the head rubs I need and deserve

Also she has mocked me with the yarn and placed it on my head while crocheting as if I were some live furry yarn holder!

Absolutely humiliating! (and unacceptable)

Finally, I’d had enough and resorted to just cuddling with the dishcloth she was working on to block her progress and make her re-evaluate her priorities!

Choose me – I am more adorable than a dishcloth!!!!

She did laugh and stop crocheting to love on me (how could she have refused?)

She even had me pose for some selfies in the car with her but as you can see I am still a little perturbed that I was ignored for part of the car ride:

I am sure in time I will emotionally heal.

Oh I should probably close this post with an image of what the washcloths look like completed and you will see on the left one actually in action (wet from being used to washed dishes!)

Wait. I think I hear you all saying that you wished another image of me would close this post. Your wish is granted – here I am finishing up the post. Hopefully my human will get her act together for tomorrow’s post.

And to schedule me for a desperately needed haircut!

40 thoughts on “Guest Blogger: Obsession with Making Crocheted Dishcloths”

  1. I did a lot of knitted dishcloths with cotton yarn a few years back and they are still going strong. They may well outlive the dishes. So you’re on a good path here, your dishes will be happy! And your mind soothed by the work, too, I bet. Plus how great that the yarn is getting a chance to shine.

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  2. Well, Mike, it is always a pleasure to hear from you. I can attest to how difficult daily or weekly blogging can be at times. You are fortunate to have the chance to hold sway over the blog and give us a dogs-eye perspective. I know you say you need a trim, but I love the look. Your eyebrows are rather expressive, especially as you concentrate on typing. Carry on and tell your human I said “Hello”!

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  3. Tierney, Love the cotton colors so Wow
    Mike looks so smooth with his haircut. His Brown eyes warm your heart. Mike is like a 90’s R&B Group, singing soulfully with a totally danceable beat, like Jodeci, “Let’s get Married. I knew Mike was blogging behind your back, which is really like a 90’s R&B song LOL. Awesome Blog post!

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  4. Dear Mike, it was so lovely to read your guest slot and see your photos. I am sure your human values you more than you can ever know. I am wondering if you are going for the Jason Momoa look with your hair or perhaps you’ll be fit to enter a Sam Elliot lookalike contest in future with your great moustache? Would love to hear your thoughts. Say hi to your human !

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  5. Mike, of course she shouldn’t be crocheting the darn dish cloths in the car! But I wouldn’t go all out getting annoyed with her, she might decide you need to go to the kennel retreat for a week, so she can finish up all that darn stash…

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