This pattern is to blame -
Mini-Reversible Duck and Bunny by Susan B. Anderson for Spud & Chloe.
Is it a duck?
Is it a bunny?
Well, it's BOTH!
Knitting this little reversible toy was so much fun! It took hardly any time at all. Putting all the parts together took longer than the actual knitting
I used simpliworsted yarn by HiKoo on size 6 double-pointed needles. I love this yarn and can definitely imagine it as a baby blanket or, actually, baby anything. It's so soft! The yarn content is 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, and 17% Nylon.
I also finished the Greyhaven Cowl this week. I'll show it to you in the next post.
Several of the knitters in our group are knitting the Merging Ripple Shawl from the Winter 2012 Knitscene. It's going to be so much fun to see them all finished. No two are going to be alike. Some are knitting with two solid colors, some are using one solid with a variegated. The pattern is short-row construction and super fun to knit. I'll post a picture as soon as I get a little further along.
Carol is moving into a new home and has knit a whole pile of dishcloths for her kitchen.
Merry is our crochet queen and she finished this precious sock monkey hat.
This week, we've had lots of snowflakes flying about. Not much accumulation but lots of pretty scenes - one day almost a white-out. Today, Caesar Creek Lake looked like this. I never tire of crossing the dam and seeing this view wih the gorge on the opposite side.
Andy worked in Newcomerstown last week and returned home Thursday. He heads back to Virginia tomorrow morning. Big news is, he's accepted a new job here in Ohio and, once he starts, will no longer be on the road traveling every week. The new job requires a daily commute of about two and a half hours, though. The pay is less but the benefits are better. He'll be hourly instead of salary and will only get 8 hours of vacation the first year. This is a real concern as we try to figure out how to make trips back to Virginia to see family. The new job will also involve having to buy a new car that gets good gas mileage. If he drove his old truck, the daily cost of gas would more than pay for a car payment. His truck has over 300,000 miles so it's probably not a bad idea for it to sit the daily commute out. The new job isn't perfect but it's a job and the position is a good fit for him. I'm sure it will feel different for him - he's worked for his present company since he was 19 years old - almost 41 years. This type of longevity is very rare indeed these days. So, stay tuned and we'll see how this new chapter unfolds.