OK, it was made out of Legos, which was pretty cool, actually. This was part of a traveling Lego Americana roadshow - we also saw the Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, the Jefferson Memorial and the White House. Random and fun, all at the same time!
We went to north Texas last weekend to visit our youngest, and also to deliver a new little rat - poor Andi was left all by herself after both Olli and Louise died a few months ago. We bought this little one and got to enjoy her for a week before delivering her to her new parent. I texted pictures to our youngest, joking that this was like an adoption from a foreign country, where you can see your baby but can't have her just yet. Here's little Dora Bowl - so named because she was quite the explorer right from the start, and she was just so darn adorable that her middle name needed to address that:
Dora, exploring - "hey, these flowers don't smell!"
Dora not caring that a freaking CAT is a foot away from her! Henry was only mildly interested...he's never cared too much about the pet rats.
Chilling on the car ride to north Texas.
And finally, hanging with her new sister. I love how relaxed Dora was, right from the start. Her little paws slay me in this picture.
I finished another sock! It's quite garish - let's just say that I'm not sure what I was thinking when I bought this yarn a couple of years ago, but I had it, so I used it:
Yeah...not exactly an appealing color combination. But I knitted this sock from the toe-up, and I learned some new techniques, including doing a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.
I knitted twelve rows of ribbing for the cuff, and then started the bind-off, and that's when I started living dangerously. I knew I'd be cutting it short with the amount of yarn I had remaining, and about a third of the way through, I realized I wasn't going to make it - dang! So I had to put all those bound-off stitches back on the needles, and then unknit the last row of ribbing, and then, finally, I could bind off the sock. Lot of work when you're trying to use up every bit of yarn!
I'll cast on the mate to this sock over the weekend - it promises to be equally garish. After I finish it, I have some beautiful Malabrigo sock yarn that I'm excited to use...I think I'll have earned it after these crazy socks!
Weather-permitting, I might do a MINI driving event in Houston this weekend! I hope it happens - it's definitely stepping outside of my comfort zone a bit, but it should be fun.
Have a great weekend!