It was a pretty quiet one here at Chez Wandering Cat, but relatively productive. Saturday was cold and wet as the storm that blew in turned to freezing rain. Today was much nicer and Dave and I did get out to enjoy the sunshine and a nice long walk. But, most of it was spent indoors. Dave killed zombies and played guitar, while I attempted to make pie crust.
And what did I learn from this exercise? It's much easier to just buy the pre-made pie crust. But I did manage to make some tasty apple tarts in the process:They don't look like much but I promise they are delicious! Just don't eat them without a napkin or plate. The crust tastes fine, but it just won't hold together.
Over the course of the weekend I mostly worked on the crackghan - almost done another row - but I also cast on for that unbloggable project I mentioned earlier:As it is unbloggable, this is all I'm going to show you. And all I'm going to tell you is that it's made from our lovely new Slinky Cat Fingering - a fantastic yarn to knit with. Right now there is only one colourway left in the shop (Copper Penny, which is rich and warm and just beautiful) but hopefully there will be more soon.
I also cast on for my 3rd shawl of the 10. I started working on the Chicago Shawl, but in the end decided it wasn't the result I wanted with the yarn - so I started designing my own. Right now it is just a giant blob of knitting:
This yarn is Fiddlesticks Country Silk - and it has the most unusual texture. It's a wool/silk blend, though you wouldn't know it by looking at it. It's rough, but not scratchy, and at the same time the knitted fabric has a really nice sproing that makes it... comforting. It's really hard to describe.
So that's the excitement for this weekend. I'm off to heat up some tarts and get out the ice cream. I'll leave you with a better look at the results of Friday's dye day:
They will be in the shop soon.