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In a few words

Gotta move quickly but have been itching to post all week… And so, the pictures!

My very first cat ever (evidence of mad husband-wheedling skills right there).  We’ve kept his Humane Society name – Melvin.  It suits him to a T.  Speaking of Ts… 2 months in, Toby is still very, very upset with us.  On the bright side, his activity level has increased ten-fold.  Mel is 15 months old, and very affectionate.

And in the bottom left of that picture is something I’m terribly proud of – the second skein of Rambouillet spindling.

This has to be my best spindle-plying job yet, and the yardage is a cool 350 yards.  The roving is from Dyed in the Wool Handmade & I still have some left for spinning.  Idea is to make a circular shawl (will need to use other handspun for size).  The finished skein is something I pet daily.

Trying not to think about the improvement (i.e. difference) over skein No. 1…

I’m out of time, so let’s skip the new spindles.  Here’s my labour of knitting pride.  An Oslo Walk Shawl with Fiddlesticks lace Zephyr in Indigo.  First beading effort ever – Toho no. 6.  Knitting pride because I am hoping to wear it to a cousin’s wedding next Saturday.

It is very long at about 5′.  Here’s the full length of it on the needles:

I’ll let you know how that works out with my not-so-wide self…  And the parting shot:

In honour of a friend who is no longer with us, I have to say February 12th is a very auspicious day.

Walk good!