Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A June morning ...

Yesterday morning, after we had breakfast, after I trained Maggie (and Denny, and Happy, because they watched her, and were eager to go through the motions as well), after horsing around for a while, they finally settled down for a couple of minutes.
June 14-in the morning

Maggie was chewing a bone, and the boys just chilled. I think Denny is a little under the weather from the shots he got last Friday.
We've removed the old sofa, which Denny destroyed, and rearranged the crates, and the red sofa. The two little ones get to be in the Giant sized crates when we are gone, and Happy uses the sofa, but all of them sleep on it during the day. We hung some black fabric in front of the back window, to keep the heat out. They now have a lot more room to run around inside, which is especially great on rainy days.

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Cladonia shawl

I've also finished another shawl. It's Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur. A pleasurable knit, which begs to be repeated. So many color choices to choose from, hard to decide.

Cladonia shawl

I was told, that this shawl looks old fashioned, but even if it does, I think it's still nice looking.

Cladonia shawl

I really like working with grey at the moment. It's so easy to pair it with other colors.

Cladonia shawl

pattern: Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur
yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns in WCY Slinky Cat (light grey), WCY Alley Cat (dark grey), and WCY Slinky Cat (natural), and some green left over from another project.
size after blocking: 23" x 53"
needles used: 4.5mm

It's got super drape, and feels wonderful. Slinky Cat is 50/50 merino/silk, just lovely.

Cladonia shawl
The loopy edge took some time to knit, and I didn't mind (it's the same I used for my Mohana shawl btw), but if I knit this shawl again, I'll just do a simple picot edge or a crochet one. Other than that, it's another beautiful pattern by Kirsten, and well written.

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Now I'm focusing on getting some gift knitting done, like socks, mittens, hats etc. I finished my June socks as well, but it was hard to work on them, I didn't feel like doing colorwork at all.

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24 comments:

Freyalyn said...

Why is 'old fashioned' bad? I would have thought it's a good thing! I love it.

And it's fabulous to see a household run for the dogs in it, rather than expecting the dogs to fit in. They are so lucky.

cauchy09 said...

"old fashioned"? who cares...

it's BEAUTIFUL.

2paw said...

Two pointy uppy sets of ears and then one sidey waysie set. They are lovely dogs and they are so good to be so still for you to take a photo. Very intent stares.
I love your shawl, it doesn't look old fashioned to me, and if it is, I like it. The grey does go so well with the other colours.

momsue84 said...

Not old fashioned at all!! Just plain beautiful! It's in my queue, as is every shawl pattern offered on Ravelry! Cute shot of the troops!

MiA said...

I agree... great pattern and yours is really beautiful!

knottygnome said...

very pretty! i like the colors you chose.

shortoldlady said...

Wonderful job on the shawl! I've been thinking about that pattern and stripes but is there a trick with the multiple stripe color changes? Aren't there tons of ends to weave in? I end up just drooling over others' color choices.

Anonymous said...

Nothing oldfashioned about this shawl!! I find it very elegant! Imagine a little black dress or a country-style, colorfull one, it fits them all!

Ahh those lovely 12 legged Animals!!

"Knutsch" them a little for me!

Hanne,CH.

preita.com said...

It's so beautiful! I love the colors you chose! Tank is a crate dog too when we are gone. I think it's better for him and us. I think this is also one of my sticking points for getting another dog, where would we put another gigantic t rex sized crate? (Tank's is in our bedroom).

Love the shawl, you are truly a master knitter :)

Toby said...

I never ever would have chosen those colors - not because I don't like them - but because I couldn't envision the STUNNING result of putting them together.

SusiKnitchicks said...

Wow, Deine Tücher sind wirklich echte Hingucker. Dieses hier würde ich auch anziehen.

Die Hunde sehen wieder göttlich aus :).

LG Susi

monica said...

I always make my husband look at your pups when you post a picture of them. He told me today that he recognizes them. :)

Love love love the shawl!

Chery said...

I love your shawl and colors you chose.

adriene said...

I just love the colour combos you come up with! I spent a couple of minutes trying to understand why someone would think it looks old fashioned. I think it looks quite chic!

Michelle said...

Your Cladonia looks great. I don't wear shawls yet I'd still like to knit this one. The fur gang are looking so well behaved in that shot!

Sheep Rustler said...

I'd call it 'classic', not 'old-fashioned', and it's gorgeous! And your dogs do have very lovely ears indeed :)

MrPuffy said...

OMG I LOVE IT!!!! I don't think it looks old fashioned. Not one bit. How could it be with those fabulous colors? I really like how you blocked it out and your mix of colors. I always think your shawls are amazing and this is another reason why ~ enjoy!

Virginia said...

WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! LOVE!

That is absolutely gorgeous.

runswithneedles said...

Was "old fashioned" supposed to be an insult? That shawl is gorgeous!

I'm glad to see someone else setting up a room's decor around dog crates. :) My living room is so tiny that I use the top of Luka's crate as an end table. And his crate in my bedroom doubles as a nightstand.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Look at those three beautiful kids!

The shawl is gorgeous - I wouldn't say old fashioned - I'd say "Classic"

ikki said...

Ou, it looks great! Beautiful! and hugs to my Denny-boy...

hakucho said...

Gorgeous!!

Sharon V said...

Your eye for color is evident once more. Your shawl is lovely.

Carrie#K said...

That shawl is gorgeous. It looks pretty modern to me (but I may be too old to judge. :)