or how to remedy mitten problems
But huge and hard to keep on. I tried shrinking them, hot water and dryer, but that didn’t work. So, scissors to the rescue. And some fancy stitching… now frankenknitting = design feature
they do look a little funny, but they feel great, and they stay on!
I love this wool. It’s from French Hill Farm, and is a lovely coopworth. I got this yarn as a couple of odd skeins in a sale bin at the Fiber Frolic a few years back, loved it then, and tried to find her again… I saw her finally this last year, but by now I have way too much yarn and she didn’t have anything in a sale bin. But it is really lovely yarn, and I really like the subtle color changes, and the deep hues to the colors.
I thought this story was on the blog someplace, but I can’t find it. These fish came to us when the kiddo was about 4 (he’s 12 now). He asked the magic show guy if he could have one of the goldfish. The guy gave him the whole bag, with six fish. They lived, and grew, and a few years ago they all pushed the biggest one out. We found it hard on the floor one morning. A couple of years ago the kiddo was calling me frantically, because they’d pushed another out (the second biggest?), and it was still flopping about, so I tossed it back into the tank. Where I think it still is. The one we (the girls and I) found hard on the floor this morning was not the biggest one left. I thought goldfish were hard to keep? These things just keep hanging on!
The snow goon still stands. And the girls still sometimes notice it and set up a racket.
And the most exciting animal news for last… Puppies!
Bear has had 7 puppies overnight. There may or may not be another. Three girls, four boys, three golden, four black. It’s snowing like crazy here this morning, but I plan to visit today and will get some pics.