Maddy goes off on her very first school camp later this week, and just like I did for Jakob, I knit up a pair of mitts for her too. She also has been after some but of course for her they had to be girly. The rainbow colour was some hand-dyed merino something leftover in my stash, and the purple is also a merino from my stash that I bought years and years ago. I’ve never liked the purple colour, so who knows why I originally picked it out, so I’m glad it finally found a purpose in a pair of girly mitts. Why do I buy yarn I don’t even like? Hmm.
Going off to camp for the first time is very exciting, even if it’s only an overnighter, and I’m glad to be able to give her something made with my own hands to have close while she is away from us.
I am finally finished knitting up the last of the commissioned Briar Bunnies. It feels so good to see them all complete and ready to be packed up and shipped out in the morning to their new owners. These little guys are all knit with organic naturally coloured (undyed) alpaca and stuffed with 100% wool.
Isn’t she sweet? I love this gorgeous natural grey colour of the alpaca. There is actually an alpaca farm not too far from here and knitting with this yarn really makes me want to go for a little visit to check it out. Not to mention Alpaca are really cute. If we had a farm I would absolutely want a couple of Alpacas.
Now that all of my commissions are complete for the time being I could finally start on my Levenwick cardi today. Not much happening yet as I just cast on this afternoon and had only a very short while to knit, but I am loving the yarn and loving my new needles. These needles are so smooth and light. I know I’m only barely into this project, but I am so enjoying knitting with them.
Finally, this precious little kitten scared us by disappearing for two days. We searched high and low, in all of the cupboards, under the house, up and down the street, asked all of the neighbours in our street and the one behind and no one had seen or found a kitten. I was at a loss for where she could possibly be. Winter is the most placid, loving little kitten ever and as more time went on without a sign of her the more upset and worried I was getting. Finally, we came home on Sunday night after Church, and there she was, sitting out on the back verandah. SO weird. She was skittish and didn’t want to come inside and Matt had to go and catch her and get her in. Took a little while for her to warm up again and ever since she has been my little shadow again. I have never been so happy to see a cat in all my life.