It has only been six days since Hank arrived in our home and he is already changing so much. He is taller and sturdier. I swear when he got up this morning it looked like his hind legs grew but his front ones didn't. He looked like he was going to tip over. Then after a dentist appointment for Little Buddy and a few errands I returned home to see that his legs had evened out. He is a snuggler, well when he isn't biting us all and running around like a mad man. These craptastic photos are the best I could get today. We are in my office that does not get the best light. Hank is usually a blur or activity or has knocked himself out with exhaustion. In those rare moments of calm I run around like crazy getting things done. Little Buddy looks like a giant right now but will soon be the smallest again. These two are inseparable, Little Buddy is always on the floor being jumped on and either laughing or screaming. I tell him to get up on the sofa and away from Hank but he just goes back for more. I am sure Hank thinks Little Buddy is a puppy and likes to be nipped at, have his shirt pulled or to be jumped on in a surprise attack. Hopefully there will be more photo opportunities this weekend, as for now I am just enjoying that he is still.
Really who cares about a wrap when there are puppy photos to look at but here I go anyway. I finished this the afternoon Hank arrived. And as you can guess not one stitch has been made since that time. It is all work, Little Buddy, and Hank 24/7.
Once again I am calling this the Kaleidoscope Wrap. The circles are made with Verdant Gryphon Traveller, in the color Big Rock Candy Mountain, 2 skeins used for a total 560 yards.. The deep gold border is from Amano Yarns, AWA in the color Q'olle Flower, just over 2 skeins used for approximately, 700 yards. A total of 1,260 yards for this wrap. I used a size K hook to help make the fabric drape a bit more that using the hook size recommended by the yarn manufactures.
The pattern was sort of my own even though I am sure you could find hundreds of motifs just like this on Ravelry. There are 44 circles surrounded by a two row border, 4 motifs per row. The motifs were joined as I went along and at the end I did a simple double crochet granny border to surround the whole thing. Nothing fancy as I want this to be simple yet I hope elegant. I hope I don't look like I am wearing a blanket when and if I ever wear it.
The Verdant Gryphon yarn was a gift to me and the other I purchased at the end of last year for this project. A week ago I needed to buy one more skein to finish it off. I went into the yarn store and went directly to this yarn and did not allow myself to look around at anything else. I am determined to get more done with my stash this year. It shrank considerably the last two years and is still manageable but I would still like to work on it.
Okay computer time is over, we need to go outside, to do our business and go back in the crate before I go get Little Buddy from school in time to get all of his therapies. Have a great weekend my friends.