A New Start

I finished a shawl, I knit it rather fast as it was quite mindless. However, I got too busy to get it washed, blocked, and photographed by today.

So instead I’ll show you what I started this week. I’ve been meaning to knit this Leftie shawl for a while now. But, when I finished up that sweater that required 6 different colors of Koigu KPPPM, that seemed the perfect opportunity to set aside the leftovers for something like this.


I have paired the koigu scraps with some debbie bliss silk singles I had in stash. It’s looking great! there are a lot of ends to weave in, which I intend to start on shortly.

What else is up? Well, you know me. Hanging with my dogs is my relaxation right now, during a very busy work time. Only about a week and a half until I’ll be back to normal, but until then, I spend lots of time with the doggos.

On Wednesday it got quite hot, in the 90s. And it wasn’t raining for the first time in about 10 days. The forecast was that the temps would drop and it would rain for another 10 days. So, we took the dogs to the dog park. It was an interesting trip for many reasons. Including the type of dogs that don’t play well with others and start fights instead, and their owners who insist that their aggressive dogs get to stay. Thankfully our dogs stayed safe. Rose spent her time instigating other dogs to run through the mud pit she just loves. That’s the photo above, though by the time she was done she was black with mud and soaking wet. So, we had to give her an emergency bath. And the back seat of my vehicle is still covered in mud. But, I am awfully thankful for those leather seats right now! When we chose them, we didn’t have dogs. They’ve come in handy over and over.

So, we went from 90F to 40F in the span of 24 hours, which was really quite ridiculous.


Now, these two keep cuddling up near each other any chance they get. Which is fine by me.

5 thoughts on “A New Start

  1. Glad the nasty spell at work is nearly over. What a relief that will be!

    The lefty looks wonderful! I made one and should make another… the ends are the only flaw with that pattern!

    Is the one you finished down the road and back again? I can’t wait to see yours! Mine is coming along. I put a marker every Saturday night now so I can see the progress. I did a lot this week! Still more to go.

    The pups are cute! Bet they will be glad when it is cooler!

    • I haven’t finished down the road and back again, though I am working my way back. It’s at work for lunch breaks, and lunch breaks have been few and far between. So it’s moving slowly. However, I plan to bring it to the upcoming conference which means I’ll likely be able to make some progress on it then.

      • It’s good for lunch knitting, if you ever get lunch! I hope you get to do some good knitting at the conference, I like being able to knit through sessions when I go to them.

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