I just finished a crocheted sweater of one of my remaining sweater skeins (that is 3 or more of the same colorway). This is "steel grey" colorway of Grayce's Plain and Fancy yarn (single sportweight, 400 yds per skein). I've had it in stash for half a dozen years. I used a size G hook and double crochet. Because each of the 3 skeins were different, I began at the raglan neck with the lightest, then went sideways for the medium for 20 stitches and finally back to up and down with the darkest. I barely had enough to do the sleeves but the sleeves are long enough for me. I wore it out and about the other day - perfect weight over a turtleneck for the morning errands. It'll be one of my favorite sweaters.
M and I did manage to wrap up garden stuff last week - removed 1 1/2 tons of mulch from the side driveway garden and dispersed it in the front and back yards. Shoveled 2 tons of alabaster gravel onto the side driveway garden. M replaced steps and leveled the area under the north rain pot. I transplanted some yarrow, iris and sedum into the area and we left as many California poppies as possible to slow down the rush of water from the drain spouts. We had so much summer rain that the rain pot was completely overwhelmed - a first for us.
We are waiting replacement living room windows - of course, we hoped they'd arrive while the weather is good... but not yet.
M and I try to donate to the Humane Society as much as possible and usually we escape unscathed when we drop off items... there were a LOT of black kittens (6 months and under) available - I didn't even look at the adult cats ...
This is new adoptee "Obi" (5 months old, about 3 1/2 lbs) who everyone seems to love in my house. We haven't had a kitten since Frisko and Guppy - 13 yrs. Everyone plays with her - even the most aloof Peaches and the even more standoffish Frisko.
Obi has medium length hair and a triangle shaped face - and a big plumey tail (like a Turkish Angora). Her coat color is interesting - brown/beige undercoat with hints of orange. I'll have to bathe her one of these (warmer) days. When M fell for her (it's always M) I thought blech...just a black and white cat. Well... she cuddled with me in the visiting room and so...
No one is allowed to sleep with Frisko (about 15 lbs)... til now.
As I type this, I am in the study where I will finish plying Shetland singles and asked Frisko to babysit. Obi seems to think spinning wheels are fascinating and I spend more time rescuing her, my yarn, my bobbins and finally end up playing with Ms Fascinating instead of getting anything done.
This week? Working on this (still):
The fronts and back are done. I'm working enterlac down the sleeves (first one in process) then I'll pick up along the sides and decrease for the arm shaping. The sleeve is flattened to show the enterlac.
Aren't Cyndy's knitting needles fabulous?
I have 4 more pairs but these, so far, are my favorites.