I have been in a knitting funk lately. I've been working on projects, but not really loving any of them. I have been battling one project in particular (all my friends from my LYS know what I'm talking about), and finally gave up last week. I started the same project at least 5 times with different yarns, and none of them worked. Very frustrating! Once I find a solution I will share the details. But for right now, I have to push it out of my mind.
So I decided to put that evil project aside for a while, and start something new. I have been in love with the Hemlock pattern for a while now, and I have seen some lovely ones made with Malabrigo on Ravelry. So when The Loopy Ewe restocked Malabrigo a couple of weeks ago I snatched up 6 skeins in Mint. This is my first project with Malabrigo, and I cannot believe I waited so long to try it. It is scrumptious, and it was the perfect yarn/project combo to get me out of my funk.
It feels so good to love a project again. I am having so much fun with this, and I have made much more progress than in the picture above. I will share more pics later in the week.
My friend Barbara suggested that I use two circulars for this project, and I am so happy that she did. It makes it so much easier to work on, and I can see my progress much better. I am using size 10 needles, and I am very happy with the texture the 10s create. Barbara has also cast on a Hemlock using Cascade Superwash in a lovely taupe shade. I cannot wait to see how hers is turning out.
Oy is doing quite well, and I am very proud to say he is using his litter box successfully! This is a big deal when it comes to keeping his cage clean and fresh each day. He is so smart and playful, and we absolutely adore him. We have discovered that he doesn't like eggs, but he loves apple. He also hates baths, and I mean hate. He gets completely panicked, but hopefully he will grow out of that. Here is my favorite picture of him from the last couple of days.
This is his new sleeping bag, isn't it cute! I purchased it from ellencho on Etsy. It is very well made and very snuggly. Oy loves it. I am posting some more pictures of Oy on my Flickr page, so come on over for some cuteness.