1.Take your puppy and place it well out of the way of knitting.
2. Knit smaller.
3. Don't start ambitious projects.
These are Monkey socks. Bearing in mind the word sock and the phrase 'pattern other than stocking stitch' have never appeared together on the same playbill in this house, this is ambitious on a grand scale. I may regret this.
4. Get other people to knit for you.
These lovelies are from my kind and talented friend Elle. She made them with Hummingbird colourway too! (I love them, Elle, thanks :D ) Hmm, these were a surprise...I wonder how much a commission would be?!
5. See (1) - a reminder for all those not present at the beginning of this lecture - keep puppy away from knitting!
6. Accept fact that Monkey socks may not see completion until 2011.