This little guy was specially-made for me, I think.
He's so adorable. GAH.
I've started a project with my new yarn. That's the collar that I had made yesterday afternoon with Hobby Lobby's ILTY. I got a few more rows done when I realized it was way too small. Why I didn't realize that from the beginning chain, I have no idea. I was just too excited and wasn't thinking. I printed out the pattern, and it was a little fuzzy so I misread the number of starting chains as 54 instead of 84. DUH.
So I started over late last night. Much better! (No picture yet though.) You've probably seen Lucy working on her cowl-neck poncho. She's about finished with hers, but I have only just started mine. I wasn't sure I wanted to make one, but now I am. It's a perfect use of my new Scheepjeswol Stone Washed yarn from Deramores. Don't you think? I think mine will look a lot different than the pattern since I'm using DK yarn (smaller stitches and more rows of colorful stripes mixed with the silvery-gray in-between, and I'm definitely making it longer with no fringe.) I'm a little excited about it.
Sam over at Betsy Makes has made a poncho using the cowl pattern, and she did a great tutorial over on her blog showing how to make the cowl neck part. She also has the pattern source listed there for you. Thanks, Sam! ♥
Look what arrived late yesterday afternoon, a full two weeks after I ordered it. I'm kind of glad I didn't wait on it to make my red doily. I like the color of the red I used better than this one for a Christmas doily. This one is more of a burgundy.
Here's another picture of Ollie laying on the glider on the porch yesterday. He must have been a little chilly and had his legs all tucked up under him. See the heart shape on his side in the butterscotch color? Yep, he's a sweetheart if I ever saw one. I love him so much it makes my heart feel too big for my chest.