It's not like there's a hole in my life now, that the Tour is over. I actually enjoy knitting more than ever. Even during all those hours spinning, I knew I would cast on for socks right away. So I did.
One day, one sock, some Rainier cherries.
I grabbed one of the two skeins of Henry, and divided it into two balls. Whenever knitting with handspun yarn, where there's no more yarn when you run out, I knit my socks toe-up. So far I've never run out of yarn though, and this time was no exception.
Second day, second sock, fresh cherries.
It was such a joy knitting those socks, and fast too, since the yarn was sport weight. They've been washed and blocked, just have to take final pictures.
I had already my next project in mind. It's another Earth & Sky shawl from Stephen West, and his Mystery KAL. It starts August 1st, but since I was a test knitter, I've started my second one last night. It's going to be smaller than the first one, since I don't have enough yarn for the large version. It's hard to capture the colors, especially the blue/purple one. So far I really like how it looks. Can't show you more right now.
During Tour de Fleece, I cast on for another shawl. It's going to be lovely, but I dont' feel like knitting on it, so it will take a while. I like knitting with handspun yarn a lot more at the moment, even though I LOVE the colors of this one.
The other day, we finally conceded, that the store were we bought rawhide bones for the pups over the last few years, no longer had them in stock. Really, really annoying! If we had known, we would have stocked up. So, we went to another store and bought the biggest ones we could find, just because Denny chews up anything else in record time.
As long as Maggie is just lying there, not chewing on it, it's O.K. (as far as Denny is concerned), I could care less.
He thinks all three of those bones are his. He has no problem carrying these big bones. He even tried carrying two at a time, like he does with the smaller ones, but that was just too much, so he collected them one by one, and plucked himself down in the middle. Notice how Maggie runs circles around him in a respectful distance. She's got a new toy as well, because she and Happy like to play tug o' war.
When we brought the new bones in, I had them in a big plastic bin. Denny saw me taking them out, and after he had inspected the big ones, he went back to the bin, and tried to nudge the lid off, to have another look inside. Later during the day, he went back there several times, to check if there's still something new for him to find.
Since Denny is the boss, he takes away everything Happy wants, so Happy gets his treats when the others are not around. This time he got a smokey smelling bone, which he took gently, running around the house, not finding the right spot to enjoy it, until I let him out on the deck. It was insanely humid that morning, because it had rained during the night, but he still wanted to have his bone out there.
Do you like your treat, Happy?
Funny thing though, after he was done chewing, I took the bone away, and put it somewhere Denny can't get to it. So Happy can enjoy it again later. But Denny smelled something, and followed his nose throughout the house, even out on the deck. He did finally pinpoint where I've put it, but he still didn't get it. :o)