Gracie’s collarboration poncho is finished and could use some blocking along the edges. I thought the fringe would weigh the bottom down. I’ll get the iron out one of these days. Gracie is quite pleased. Thanks mom for doing the majority of it. This was knit on size US 10 needles using Sirdar Denim Chunky. My mom and I agree we would go up to a US10.5 if we were to do it again. And we wouldn’t! It was based on several patterns including the Yarn Harlot, Barbara Walker and a pattern from a LYS.
I also finished a Debbie Bliss fingerless mitt in her new yarn Soho. Granny and I each knit one for the shop. I think they are more like detachable sleeves than fingerless mitts–they are super long. The pattern said it called for just 2 balls. Granny and I had to share a 3rd. The yarn is pretty nice and I would easily knit these again…just a wee bit shorter.
Thanksgiving went well enough. My MIL was ill so it was moved from the North Shore of Long Island to the South Shore at my SIL’s. Our dessert turned out horribly. Kevin and I were both a bit queasy. Oh well…there is always Christmas to look forward to.
The camera is a bit broken. The connectors, where I usually hook up the cord to the computer, are bent. Boohoo. We now have to use the card and insert it into the laptop. I think this is even more reason why I need a camera phone!
Oh! We went to the animal shelter on Saturday to get a cat. We almost fell in love with a sweet Maine Coon cat but she and four other sweet cats had been "rescued" by an organization and were no longer available for adoption. Sigh. We are considering a dog again. I think Ann at Purling Swine put me over the edge. I love her little Poe. We are considering sucking it up and paying for a Goldendoodle again. I want a pet too!