to totally cover a carefully knit sweater in fur? One will suffice, but with three shedding their winter coats (jackets, sweaters, and long johns), it's taking longer to pick out the hairs than it did to knit it. But le Scoop du Jour is finished and it fits beautifully. Too bad it's 80 degrees outside.
Notice the sad rose bush in the background? (Pretend you don't see the lovely drain pipe.) A few days ago it was covered in flowers that smell so sweet I notice them as soon as I walk out the front door or get out of the car. This bush was here when we moved in 12 years ago and it looked pretty haggered then, but the blossoms are too fragrant and abundant to even think of replacing it.
Road trip to the doctor tomorrow, so I put aside the BSJ until then. It's a good car knitting project. Instead I've been dyeing yarn and knit the infamous French Market Bag. It's in the wash, so first the dyeing. I’ve had this Ebay yarn for a couple of years. It’s washable wool and calls for #3 needles. I bought it thinking I’d double it for A4A or CIC, but the colors are too light- much lighter than in the picture and much duller. Then I had an Ah ha! moment. Socks. Why didn’t I think of that before? Mostly because I thought it was heavier and didn’t remember that it was washable. I pulled it out because I felt like dyeing something, and it was all I could find.