I am still working, quietly, on my Rikaart shawl. I am not quite done with the third pattern section, and the fourth comes out tomorrow. But, it’s been my work project so it can be slow going.


It’s been a fun project. I like the changes in color of the orange. The brown has far fewer color changes going on, it’s pretty even. And then there’s the cool brown slubs in the off white. Fun stuff.

Not sure what all to post about yesterday, it was pretty quiet. Lizzie sounds a bit better, enough so that I canceled her vet appointment. She got to the point yesterday where walking around the yard was just not cutting it. She simply stared at me like a total creep for hours, until I took her on a walk around the block. She sneezed for half the walk. But she was thrilled to be out.

Miss Butterfly came home from visiting her father yesterday evening. She walked in the door hollering “I KNOW I KNOW I HAVE A LOT OF STUFF BUT IT’S NOT HERE TO STAY!” I look over, and there’s her and her father with an armload of boxes. What the heck? Turns out it was some of those porcelain christmas scenes. You know the ones, with the light up homes? I don’t know much about them, but her grandmother had given her a house and a barn and about a million trees. So, I told her she could indeed set them up on the sideboard. She did a lovely job, so I’ll get a photo of that tonight.

Other than that, not much new. I kept working on my sparkly scarf yesterday, and finished the first bobbin of the 3 braid combo. Mr. Ink worked on…gardening. It was a lovely quiet day.  This week is likely to stay busy so I do love a quiet weekend prior to a busy week!