Yesterday morning, after we had breakfast, after I trained Maggie (and Denny, and Happy, because they watched her, and were eager to go through the motions as well), after horsing around for a while, they finally settled down for a couple of minutes.
Maggie was chewing a bone, and the boys just chilled. I think Denny is a little under the weather from the shots he got last Friday.
We've removed the old sofa, which Denny destroyed, and rearranged the crates, and the red sofa. The two little ones get to be in the Giant sized crates when we are gone, and Happy uses the sofa, but all of them sleep on it during the day. We hung some black fabric in front of the back window, to keep the heat out. They now have a lot more room to run around inside, which is especially great on rainy days.
I've also finished another shawl. It's Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur. A pleasurable knit, which begs to be repeated. So many color choices to choose from, hard to decide.
I was told, that this shawl looks old fashioned, but even if it does, I think it's still nice looking.
I really like working with grey at the moment. It's so easy to pair it with other colors.
pattern: Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur
yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns in WCY Slinky Cat (light grey), WCY Alley Cat (dark grey), and WCY Slinky Cat (natural), and some green left over from another project.
size after blocking: 23" x 53"
needles used: 4.5mm
It's got super drape, and feels wonderful. Slinky Cat is 50/50 merino/silk, just lovely.
The loopy edge took some time to knit, and I didn't mind (it's the same I used for my Mohana shawl btw), but if I knit this shawl again, I'll just do a simple picot edge or a crochet one. Other than that, it's another beautiful pattern by Kirsten, and well written.
Now I'm focusing on getting some gift knitting done, like socks, mittens, hats etc. I finished my June socks as well, but it was hard to work on them, I didn't feel like doing colorwork at all.