Okay, I’ve got an inch-long burn blister on the side of the middle finger on my right hand. Yesterday when I knit, the yarn rubbed it and it hurts. Yes, I am a big baby.
But I’m pleased to report that it’s subsided quite a bit today.
Like a spoiled little girl who breaks her toys as soon as she gets them, I finished my vacation knitting before my vacation. So what to knit on vacation?
Fortunately I know myself very well and planned for this. Lookie here.
This is more Gedifra Wellness, bought at Elann at their low-low price! It is destined to become this:
This design is from the same Rowan book that Smooch is in, and it’s called “Parched.” I like my colors better than theirs.
Lucy is busily packing her catnip mice and wadded up napkins to take with her when she goes tonight to stay with her daddy for her vacation.
She does take time out for a leisurely dinner, though.
Sunday night Lucy’s former foster mom, Barbara, came over to drop off some paperwork. I think she was pleased to see Lucy settled in so well. Barbara loved Lucy’s knitted catnip mouse and offered to sell them for me in the pet shop where she works if I was interested.
Rather than do that, I offered to make mice from time to time for her to sell, and keep the proceeds for her rescue organization, Capital Animal Care.
Okay, you Mouse-alongers. Anyone have some spare time to knit catnip mice? Donate them to a rescue organization close to you. They can either sell them at fundraisers or give them to kitties in their care. Or if you prefer, send them to me, to pass along to the wonderful people who rescued Lucy.
Barbara told me about a rescue they did Saturday night — a dog very much in need. As I’m sure you know, the people who do this truly are angels of mercy, and deserve all the support we animal lovers can give them.
By the way, Barbara told me that they are getting a sealpoint Siamese soon, so if you are in the Washington DC area and looking to adopt a “Meezer,” keep an eye on their pet listing.
And Speaking of Smooch
Were we? Yeah, I finished. Here’s a photo without the ends woven in.
And here it is completed and on me. Damned hard to take a photo of yourself!
I did raise the neckline one inch, and made the armholes one inch less deep as well. It fits very nicely so I’m pleased with the results. I could have left the neckline as it was, I think, but it looks fine.
The weather here has taken a dramatic turn — extremely warm yesterday and supposed to be mid-90s today!