I've finished knitting Stephen's Birdwing. It was a fast, and fun knit. I just have to sew it up, and block it. He calls it a shawl, but in my opinion it's more like a scarf. Photos once it's all done.
Before I started test knitting, I'd cast on for Heart of the Mesa mittens by Grace Schnebly. Wonderful mittens, and I was all geared up to knit them, after I finished my Strago mittens. It's knit with finer needles, and fingering weight yarn, and the chart is long, but I was determined to get them done, one stitch at the time.
That's how far I got, before Denny had a go at it! I had to leave him alone for a couple of minutes, praying he would not do such a thing, because I had no time to stick him into his crate. Sure enough, he did what I feared. I should have thought of him, sleeping on the couch, or gnawing on a bone. Double sigh.
And to make it even more painful, this is precious Wollmeise yarn!!! I've untangled enough to finish the mittens, but it comes in many small balls now (one skein is 576yds). There is still some untangling left to do, but his action has knocked out the wind of my stranded knitting desire for a while.
And now for some total cuteness:
This is the first time we bought "clothes" for one of our pup. She really needed it. She stopped shivering, and got used to her fleece jacket pretty quickly. I was surprised that she needed size S, and size XS was too small for her. She's growing fast.