After knitting four Zoom swiffer cloths (i.e. half the one-pound cone) I had to take a break from Zoom Madness.
I knocked out a few Lobby Dishcloths this weekend. Since each Lobby Dishcloth weighs 70 grams,and a ball of Peaches ‘N Creme yarn in solid colors is 72 grams,I consider this two balls of dishcloth cotton used. Even though each dishcloth consumes slightly less than an entire ball of the main color,and little bits of the accent colors.
After that,I still wasn’t ready to go back to the Zooms. I needed some inspiration. After browsing my Ravelry queue,I decided it was finally time to knit a pair of Pomatomus socks. I picked out a skein of Patti’s hand-dyed yarn,which I think will work quite well.
First,I had to knit a swatch. I know I’ll need more pattern repeats than the pattern calls for,but how many more?
Since the pattern chart is written to be worked in the round,I had to carry the yarn back across each side.
My tension wasn’t the greatest,so I snipped the carried yarn strands. This makes for a rather fetching fringe,doesn’t it?
Mr. Burrito is getting exceptionally hard to photograph. He’s either asleep,or he’s a blur of constant movement.
Even though he’s a big boy now –three weeks old! –he still nurses from the bottle occasionally. (I forgot to mention that he finally did take to the bottle in a big way.)
Mr. Burrito is a very methodical eater. He suuuuuuucks on the bottle,then opens his mouth to let the resulting vacuum re-fill the bottle with air. Repeat for at least 15 minutes.
When he eats his puppy slop,he starts at one edge,and glurps forward bulldozer-style until he can’t reach any further. Then he pulls back,moves over about an inch,and starts again. Most puppies play with their food,trample it,spill it all over the place,flop around in it –not Mr. Burrito.
Mr. Burrito feels that mealtime is srs bzns.