It is coming along quite quickly too. I am already half way through the dart decreases for the back.
Isn’t the yarn lovely and shimmery? This is the yarn I won while Warming Grace. It is just delicious to work with – a lovely Pima Cotton & Silk blend. It is quite slippery on my metal circs though.
Everytime I bring it out Kira sniffs it eagerly ( I’ve smelled it too, but I didn’t notice anything). My mother couldn’t stop touching it this morning – it really does feel good and I think that it should drape nicely too. I am enjoying the simplicity of this knit, let me tell you. The other projects I have been working on were non-stop learning experiences and this is a welcome change.
Naturally I made a mistake already. I was to knit 1.5″ in seed stitch and I measured carefully all the way along – I thought. It was only later that I realized I had knit 1 1/4″ – yuh. Wrong big line on the tape measure! That can happen when you are knitting and talking on the phone while watching tv.
In other news – I bravely ventured forth into my garden this morning only to discover… another dead rat. Honestly. Thoroughly disgusting. Lucky for me my mother’s dear friend came over and he fixed the ivy trellis – beneath which one of our cats has been depositing dead rats.
There was no chance I was going to get to that anytime soon.
We live near a river and a creek but rats have not been a problem before. Not for us anyways. And I haven’t even been feeding the birds. Could they like plums? My mom thinks the cats are bringing them back from far away. I am not so sure.
ALSO – through a major A-HA! moment today I discovered what was making the clicking-type noise near our sliding door/ceiling for the last month. No, Mom, I told you it was not the clock! Wasps. Hordes of them are making their way under a piece of siding just above our sliding door. So a call will be made to pest control first thing tomorrow.
I am so excited! I finally figured out how to move pictures in posts! (key angelic chorus) Oh the options!