You will be glad to know that Cieara made it to Grandma’s just fine – her flight was delayed for an hour (Newark Airport – just love it!), but other than that, it went smoothly. We are enjoying the relatively kid free house (Andrew is still here but we don’t see him a lot). We had lunch with Dan yesterday, and then went to Petco to buy a Furminator. I know – don’t I have the most exciting life? But really – the Furminator is amazing. Maggie is a giant furball, and we have to vacuum everyday but we got recommendations on the Furminator (I love the name, can you tell?) so we bought it yesterday and so far so good – seems like it is going to help – we took enough fur off of her to make a new dog.
Anyway, you didn’t come here to discuss pet grooming products, so how about a little knitting..
It took a little longer than expected, but only because I didn’t knit anything from Tuesday to Thursday. Otherwise, this would have been a very fast knit! It is really cute, and I think it will be very nice this winter when I’m going to work. Or to the store. Or anywhere.
I used Kraemer’s Sterling – the colorway is Red Carpet (ignore the first picture – this isn’t pink it is a real red). This is fingering weight yarn, and is a blend of merino, silk, nylon – and silver. So that’s not cat fur all over it in the picture but silver slivers. It really is nice yarn – I saw a sweater made from it at Kraemer’s shop, and I think it would also make a great shawl.
I did nine repeats – the pattern called for 10, but I miscounted. But I think it is plenty big….enough to keep my nose warm on very cold mornings!
All in all, this took me just a few days of not-straight knitting – and it is a really nice pattern, so if you like cowls, give it a try. Great job, Chris!
Last night I made a peach crisp, and this morning I made blueberry muffins. I love the summertime fruits and baking. I can’t believe that summer is almost over – I’m just not ready for fall!
I’m off – I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!