It's a warm day (finally!), so the boys like to sit by the open screen door for some observing and napping. It always makes me chuckle when I see Mingus next to Greaseball, because they match in an odd way.
Mingus is such a ham. I can't say it enough. He sees a camera out, and then it's Zoolander time! I swear he sucks in his cheeks so he can appear more svelte.
This is my cue that the photoshoot is over. Subtle, that dog is not.
I think I need a remote control for my camera. I have a few knits that I need to wear and photograph for the old blog, but using the timer on my camera just doesn't get picky me the picture I want.
Yesterday, I did some celebratory yarn shopping. The occasion wasn't momentous - saving some time by fixing a typo on my car's title at AAA versus DMV - but any old reason to go yarn shopping is a good one, right? Sweaters are on my mind, and thoughts of the Backward Cabled Pullover (Rav link) are consuming me. I procured my yarn yesterday: 5 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns Fresco in Mallard Blue.
I got a super deal at one of my LYS, K2tog. Since there were only 5 skeins left, they were in the sale bin with a 15% discount - K2tog pulls yarn to the sale bin when there aren't enough skeins of the same color lot to make a sweater. I also had a coupon for an additional $5 off, so I could not pass up this deal. Fortunately (?), I'm really short, so if I make a short sleeved sweater, I calculated that 5 skeins should be about right. This super soft yarn is 60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, and 10% angora. Already, without even being wound into cakes, the yarn is pilling. :/ Hopefully, with a good shave or two, the pilling won't be so noticeable. After all, the ball band says that this yarn is good for showing off textured stitches. We'll see...