I finally got knitting on this tricky pattern.
It calls for a "boucle" yarn -- a yarn made with lots and lots of tiny loops (almost curls) all along the yarn strand. I had this yarn in my stash:
Some knitting is easy on the hands with little tension. This pattern is not one of those :(
I knitted the first little bootie and had to stop for the day - sore hands. I'll do the second one tomorrow, I hope.
Pretty flowers at the grocery store, just for you!
Another misty forest scene
I haven't been feeling quite up to par lately -- tooth trouble, achy neck, general fatigue, and a lymph gland in my neck that seems a bit large. Just stuff. I try to take it easier than usual. The weather here (we really can't complain, compared to other places) has been cold, crazy windy, and rainy. We are hunkered down inside until we see blue skies again!
Oh!!! And Lady Grey, one of my silkie hens, has decided to go broody again! I thought she was a bit long in the tooth for that behavior, but no! I'm hoping for a few little chicks in about 20 days. Hooray! Here's the mama: