I'm back from Idaho and Montana. As you can see, everyone is recovering from post mountain lion stress disorder. Fetching fuzzy squishy balls tossed off the front porch is again a top priority. Betty (black dog top photo front and center) is oblivious to the fact that she was nearly a mountain lion morsel. My SO had surgery scheduled for tomorrow, but based on the opinions of two sports medicine/orthopaedic type surgeons, he's an excellent candidate for non-surgical restoration of his achilles tendon. He's decided to give that option a go.
So, for the next few months we will see a succession of casts in a veritable fruit salad palette of color. I particularly like this day-glo green. We'll just have to wait and see whether he does the one in hot pink!
So what do you think - any ideas for embellishing and accessorizing the latest in plaster fashion? A toe-up toe cozy? Maybe felted knee pads? No kidding - the wheel chair works in most places but crutches are a real hazard on the stairs, so he just goes for it on all fours. I'm certain he will ultimately emerge from this experience with dignity and sense of humor in tact.
OK - Knitting. I've actually managed to do some. I've made some nice progress on a summer shawl in Maggi's Cotton. I love the slubby texture and the sheen from a bit of rayon in the yarn.
I'm also in the home stretch on this project called the Hapi Wrap. It's a Feather and Fan lace pattern done in an Interlacements hand-dyed cotton rayon blend. The back is knit in one piece and then is divided for the fronts and seamed at the sides.
I have vowed not to start anything new until I get one of these projects finished -- I'm soooo close.
It's just killing me because I went to the Estes Park Wool Market on Saturday and bought some absolutely gorgeous-to-die-for hand dyed yarns from our own Colorado based Textiles a Mano. I'll show them to you soon, but if I get them out now to take a photo, I won't get anything else done today and all my resolve about finishing the above before any new projects will fly right out the window...
Happy knitting and, as an homage to the late Charles Kuralt , here's that beautiful view of the Clark Fork River I enjoyed last weekend in western Montana...
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