Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Just two for today, but they're very nice ones.  The first one is the Lanesplitter skirt and it's

almost finished - just needs the waistband.  I started this in New Zealand, got it to the point where it needed a waistband and ran out of yarn.  I had brought 6 balls with me and I've got more here at home, but have been distracted with other projects.  Maybe this weekend...

The other one is a beautiful yellow color called Buttercup from a yarn company in Australia called Skein.  This yarn called to me even though it's 50% merino/50% silk, which I've had very bad luck with in the past.  It either stretches out of shape if I wash it by hand, or shrinks down to nothing if I throw it in the machine - even on the gentlest, handwash cycle.  I'm hoping that my knitting is tight enough this time for the sweater to keep it's shape, and if it's not, then this is a drapey kind of sweater anyway.  The color of my yarn is very similar to the color of the yarn in the sweater pattern - called Vitamin D - I'm really hoping it turns out well.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Puppy sitting

Harley isn't quite sure she's going to like who's about to come through the door.
We watched two little sweeties over the weekend - Bella, who's quite the jumper, and makes herself at home anywhere. 
And Louie, who's a little more relaxed and needs to be helped up the stairs sometimes, but is quite a pleasant knitting companion. 

Bella is also a licker - she especially liked trying to lick the inside of Harley's mouth.  Just a little kharmic payback for all the times Harley's tried to get up someone's nose.

We didn't see too much of the cats this weekend though.