Saturday, July 12, 2008

Meet Smudge

Last Sunday I went off the deep love with a kitten, who I couldn't leave behind at the alpaca farm. Could you have?

Here's another pic...

And another...

My dog is not cooperating. She wants to eat Smudge. We may not be able to make this work. If not Smudge will go back to living at the farm where we'll visit her every week. And we'll be very sad. But I can't have my dog in an atmosphere that impacts her mental health. She's crazy enough already. Think positive thoughts.

In the meantime, I'm making good progress on the Snowdrop Shawl; I'm 2/3's of the way done, and I can't WAIT to finish. I'm so in love with it I'm going to wear it every day. It's the colour. I'm really loving the colours I'm working with lately: the deep sensuous red of the Snowdrop, the intense teal of the baby llama for the Juliaca, and the vivid forest green of the corriedale I'm spinning.

I also continue to add measurable distance on my Fabel sock. And on the Juliaca sweater. And my spinning is coming along too. It seems like the green corriedale is never-ending (sigh), but I am making some headway there. I seem to be keeping up with the spin, although my single is not perfectly consistent yet, but I'm sure that'll come. I'm having a problem with string breakage, dang it all. Not sure what'll cure that, except more practice. I want to get through the corriedale before I attempt the Harley fleece, and the Harley fleece is calling me. Not sure how much longer I can ignore it. And I should be receiving Harley's cria fleece (his first shearing) soon. No pressure. Really.


Anonymous said...

Boy, you sure have been busy. I can't wait to see the snowdrop shawl. I love all the colors you are working with. The kitten is just too too cute! The alpaca farm is a critter magnet.


Knitting Alchemist said...

It sure is. Took kitty back to the farm today. My dog was just too eager to get her, and I couldn't keep her in harm's way any longer. So she's still our kitty but she lives out at the farm with all her kitty brothers and sisters. We'll get to visit every time we see Harley, so it's not so bad.

Anonymous said...

Awww. Thats too bad that you had to take her back. she is a real sweetie.

Nice work on the shawl you speed demon you.