I really wanted to show you my finished Elphaba mittens, but the batteries in the camera crapped out, and the daylight was gone, once they were finished recharging. But that does not mean I have nothing to show.
Here's my Daybreak, another of Stephen West's designs. I love this design, but this piece is no more. I've ripped it.
I was close to finishing it too! It's my own fault of course, because I didn't read the instructions well enough. I found out about myself, that I really like charts more, then written out instructions. When the row is long, you can overlook a decrease, or increase easily. I've started this shawl several times, and didn't like the increases, tried different ones, until I was satisfied. It looked nice to me, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the original instructions.
I knew there was something wrong with the center stitch increases, but ignored it, until I no longer could.
I've used some cotton yarn here, it has a lovely drape, and feels soft. I like it because of the color changes. But, I think I like it more for crochet, and that's why I'll use it for a bag or something.
I'm not casting on Daybreak again right away, but need a break to do something else first.
This photo was taken December 10th. Maggie has outgrown her first fleece jacket already, but we'll wait and see if she needs another one. She's been fine without one the last week. She's played in the snow, and shivered not once. She also was very itchy when she had it on. But she sure was cute in her jacket. :o)
The spot under my desk seems to be a favorite spot for all the pups.
She's the wildest pup so far, even mores so than Denny was. At least he could be let off leash at this age! She's trying to get through every small opening, and runs like the wind around the pool, mostly like a bunny, not in a straight line, and often stopping dead, so that we have a hard time not falling over her. As all the others she loves the snow. She was 10 weeks yesterday.
And here's another boys on the couch photo. It will get crowded soon, since Maggie managed to jump on the red sofa last night for the first time!
We still spend a lot of time down in the basement, since it's a wonderful playground for the pups, with the carpet flooring. That's why I still have my spinning wheel down there too.
Hmmm, this post went into a different direction. I was going to talk about something else. Oh well, have to do that next time.