I like this one...
I really like this one...there were so many great shots that it's been hard to narrow them down to place an order!
Me at 50!
A couple weeks after the session, I went over to Jenny's house to go over the pictures. Her little dog, Chula, was making me laugh - she's a Jack Russell terrier and reminded me of Paco, especially with how attached she is to Jenny:
Chula nestles in the chair behind Jenny's back - there's just enough room for her!
...and she's out! I loved that one set of eyelashes are white while the other are brown. So cute!
The really amazing thing about Chula is that she can climb trees! I'd love to bring Paco over and have him see this - I know he'd be all "wait...dogs can do THAT?!!" - his mind would be blown!
Chula REALLY gets into squirrel patrol!
In knitting news, I finished a couple of projects recently! First up is my Cabled Feather Cowl, made with Madelinetosh DK yarn in Baltic colorway. I LOVE THIS YARN. Love it. It knit up beautifully, it felt fantastic in my hands, it never looked worn, even though I had to restart this project several times before I finally understood the pattern - I am a huge fan, which is why, knowing we were going to be in north Texas this week, I talked Jeff into going to their store. More on that in a minute - here's the cowl, modeled by Paco:
Blue is my color. I beautiful.
Henry was on the bed watching Paco model and wanted in on the action:
Please leave here so I can throw up on it later. Thank you for your cooperation.
I love this cowl and look forward to wearing it (and who knows, maybe even modeling it when it's not Texas hot) in about six months.
I also, finally, FINALLY, finished that mystery shawl. The actual pattern is called Dinner in the Eiffel Tower. This thing gave me fits throughout much of the process - I'm glad to be done! While it was a good learning experience, especially because many other ladies were knitting it at the same time, so there was lots of helpful advice available, it was a hard one to knit. Plus, at this point I'm not really into knitting shawls - some people love them and turn out gorgeous pieces, but it's just not my style right now. Anyway, it's done, or I guess I should say "c'est fini" considering the title. Pics:
Blocking it - note the straight edge at the bottom. This was achieved by using a blocking wire. I was going to also try and use the wires to block the curved edge, but it's rather challenging with fine-gauge yarn that is wet from washing. So I gave up and just pinned the rest...have I mentioned I was kind of over this project at this point?
Trying to get a decent picture that shows the (hard-fought for) lacework...
Better shot? Hard to tell.
I seeriously embarrassed to model dis, Mom. NOT a little old lady, you know.
The pink (Carnation) is for a baby sweater - a good friend is having a girl in the fall. The blue/purple/gray (Steam Age) is to make a hat for my Mom (a Mother's Day gift). The pink/rose/gray (Black Velvet) is to make a sweater - for me! Now to narrow down my pattern choices, do a gauge swatch, and go for it!
Oh, and I couldn't resist this cute project bag:
Such bright and happy colors! Love it.
Have a great weekend!