I've put everything I've been working on aside, to test knit "Birdwing" for Stephen West. I love his designs, they are different, and definitely keep your interest. I love garter stitch, but my mind keeps wandering off, which resulted in a lot of tinking back, because I forgot an increase or two. But at the end of the rows I always wake up again, remember and rip back.
I'm using Jared Floods "Shelter" yarn. It's light worsted weight yarn, woolen spun. I'm using "Tent", "Fossil", and "Woodsmoke"colorways. This yarn breaks easily apart if you tuck a little. Everybody who's knit with it says, it's soft and airy after washing. We'll see.
I've been told that my color choice is a little boring, but I DO love those neutral colors. I love gray, and green especially. But I think I might knit another one, in totally different yarn, and colors. So far it's been fun. It never gets boring. There's always something else to do, and then the color changes, really nice for a change. The green looks awesome!
Another project I've on my needles is "Daybreak" also a design by Stephen West. I've had the pattern for a while now, but never got to it. There's so much I'd like to do, and so little time.
It finally snowed today, and it actually stayed on the ground, without melting away. The boys had lots of fun today, they LOVE the snow. Little Maggie hates to go outside. She's freezing her butt off, and as soon as we put her down, she turns and runs up the stairs, to the front door, waiting impatiently (scratching the door with her front paw) to get back in. I don't blame her. It's gotten cold, and she's only skin and bones, although she's already grown. She likes to snuggle and tuck her paws in to get warm again. She's a cutie that's for sure.
She's 8 weeks old today. Her eyes started turning brown, and she's got a pretty face, not that you can see that in these pictures. It's hard to get nice ones, when she's awake. She's always on the move.