i am knitting with the most beautiful wool i've ever used. it is so special to me because it was sent to me by my friend sally. she spun the wool and hand dyed it using plants and flowers. i wish everyone could feel it, it's scrumptiously soft and light. and the color. oh my.
when it's finished i'll try to photograph it outdoors so the colors will show to their best. the pattern is one i found on ravelry, it's called gaenor. i'm using a size 6 needle and praying there will be enough yardage or this is all going to come undone. cross fingers for me please.
here is a photo i wasn't sure i ought to put up. what you see is our city's attempt to bring fun activities to town. it was called "snow much fun" and "snow" was dropped onto a grass area and lots of children came out to play. it was 76 degrees last weekend. do you see the shorts and sandals? i can hear some of you groan, but many of these kids have never seen snow before. i thought it was funny and sweet. and i thought of you and how you would gladly donate your snow.
and finally, the most exciting thing happened! owen had his first bath! his grandparents and auntie came up to meet him and his auntie (my sister lindy) who is a dog groomer brought all her doggie stuff and gave him the best treatment. see how cute he was? not scared at all, well maybe a little but he tried not to show it. i think he was mostly embarrassed because he had such an audience.
there was my sister, my mom, stepdad, hannah, chuck and i all surrounding him. poor baby. lindy told me to get him used to the hairdryer, but i didn't do such a good job since he was most afraid of that. but it was all over soon and since it was so warm and pretty out, we finished up his spa treatment outside...