Third Work in Progress

Since I finished the snowflake party shawl so fast, I needed something new. Again! I chose another odd little cowl, the pattern is called topography cowl. Originally I chose two of Miss Marja’s new yarns. But, then I decided they looked too similar to each other, so I swapped the burgundy solid out for one of my own handspun yarns, a camel color 4 ply.


It’s a great little pattern! I have to say though, if I were to do this one all over again I’d try to find a way to close up the holes of the short rows. They annoy me a bit. Hopefully, when blocked they’ll look like a feature. Not a bug.

I was struggling with a bum knee this weekend. Or half of last week and this weekend. I made the mistake of trying to take a walk around a lake with Mr. Ink and the dogs on Saturday, we had to turn back early I was hurting so bad, and that left me in the position of barely being able to walk on Sunday. I am trusting my body’s ability to heal itself and hoping for the best. But, I also got myself a pair of stability sneakers that’ll hopefully arrive this week and will put myself on a regimen of aleve to see if I can help the healing along. It’s unpleasant, but at least Rose loves to cuddle.

Mr. Ink had to take the dogs to the dog park himself yesterday, as I couldn’t brave slipping in the mud with the bum knee. He did so, and the dogs were thrilled! Unfortunately, it means they also came home a muddy mess. Rose needed a spray down in the bathtub and Lizzie needed some major work on the long hair of her paws. This time of year around here it’s either muddy or frozen, and we kind of wish the option was frozen at the moment.

That’s it from here today, hopefully, we’ll all enjoy a lovely week!