A year ago, yesterday, we brought this guy home. Spark was a little damp & a lot bouncy back then.
It was an inspired decision helped by my Mom (thanks, Mom). The main pros for this Double Doodle dandy were correctly plotted. Ancillary pros (size of the Best Bud, whoa shedding) were slightly incorrect.
We underestimated a few things – sorry, Melvin, and boy does this breed need its chew time.
Never in a million years did we foresee the pandemic or that public school would be accessible from our couch. It does sometimes get a little wordy as Ty was quietly sharing in a long morning Math class.
Today, I can hear that and give ourselves a break.
Melvin is hugging a Stitched by JessaLu project bag with the start of a handspun sock (yesterday had its good points). This is the Southdown/Silk spindle-spun that I shared in this summer’s post here.
On 2.25 mm needles I knit stockinette in the round at 8 stitches per inch. Thanks to the same ennui that Ty expressed + his dentist visit, yesterday, we are at a fresh k1, p1 sock cuff of 1.75″ long. It’s shiny and happy knitting.
Other FOs-to-be include my Columbia second mitt, dishcloths against anxiety, and the kitchen towel warp that I have finished threading but need to tie-on next. There is also the spinning.
When not working the queue, swallowing objections to curriculum, making nice with the housework, I get to help Spark rid himself of undercoat & get pulled more than I like on walks. Yay, Spark & yay, a day off of academic pressures we didn’t need to be quite that boring.