I’ve been knitting here & there. Some things I can show right off the bat, some I can’t. Here are a few things that I can show you. First up I knit a second drawbridge cowl. This is a lighter weight version and not made out of handspun. I love it. I love the colors and I love the weight. I did not love the yarn…Shelter. I think that it was the dye or ammonia but it smelled like a dirty chicken coop. It was gross. But a quick wash and the smell was gone. I think it honestly was the dye but I don’t think I’ll be able to knit with this yarn again because it made me that sick.
I love the colors so much. Acid green and oxblood go together so well in my book.
Another thing I knit is this fabulous little octopus. I knit this with the express purpose of including it in a package I was sending to the J. M. McDermott. I sent him my book for him to sign and since he was giving me something cool, I sent him something cool.
I had a lot of fun knitting this little guy. The use of shortrows and shaping is just so smart. I finished him in about 4 hours, but then again I know I knit fast. I wasn’t sure at first about my color choice but I really like how they work together.
I can’t help but taking lots of random pictures of knitted toys. They just crack me up.
In other news I am working diligently on a perendale fleece which is really quite beautiful. Also I’m waiting on my acid dyes to arrive and really am looking forward to dying some batts!
Also here is a chicken picture. They are growing so fast! Those feathers are so long now and soon they will be more chickens than chicks.