My current work in progress:

1. Segel, designed by Lea Viktoria, knit from Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes in the "Draco" gradient set on a 3.5 mm (U.S. size 4) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Zig Got Back

As you can see from the photo below, I completed the back of the Zig-Zag Gansey.

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And have started on the front.

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That’s about it, really.

Miss Lucy had a successful visit to her vet on Friday. She does hates being put into her carrier and cries the whole way over. (She still has, I think, abandonment issues since she was a rescue cat.) Fortunately, it is a very short drive. But once she is at the vet’s office she is pretty calm and purring. Her defense mechanism is, I think, to act as adorable as possible. She will often roll over on her back on he examining table and display her fluffy tummy for rubs. “Look how cute I am! You couldn’t possibly want to hurt me.”

So all went well — her weight is the same as on her last visit, she got her annual shots, and before she knew it, she was back home again, sleeping it off.

Lucy sez:

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“I was minding my own beeswax, taking a nap, when Momma shoved me in my carrier and took me to the vet!”

The Sweater That Zigs

Remember back in the late 1990s when Cadillac introduced the Catera and marketed it with “the Caddy that zigs” as its slogan?

I always wondered why anyone would want a car that zigs — surely that would make it difficult to stay on the road?

Questions like this keep me up at night.

Anyway, my work in progress is a sweater that zigs — but in a good way.

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As you can see, now that I’m further along on the back the zig-zag pattern is much more obvious. What I didn’t see until I downloaded the photo is that it is a photo of the wrong side. Whoops!

My plan for the weekend is to complete the back and get a start on the front. I’m planning (I think) to do a simple round neck on this. And for a change, perhaps three-quarter length sleeves.

POK Giveaway

I think this is the most entries I’ve ever gotten for a giveaway — almost 1,450. The winner of a copy of the new edition of The Principles of Knitting is Samantha, who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing!

I hope you all have a good weekend. Tomorrow Miss Lucy has to go to the vet for her annual check-up. I haven’t told her yet.

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I’ll spend the rest of tomorrow making it up to her. And she will be given a pinch of the catnip that Piddleloop Jen sent her. Thanks, Jen!