Slow progress in more ways than one, actually.
The invalid has been taking up a lot of my time of course, and she is definitely showing some improvement. This is not going to be a rapid recovery, we can see. Today however, when she is awake she is noticeably brighter and has been wanting to play again.
We are still feeding her tiny little meals of prescription food every hour or two, and she is still on medication, including a strong painkiller that makes her a bit spaced out.
Anyway, back to the vet again tomorrow.
Slow progress on the knitting front as well, but the Solstice Slip sock now has rather more of a leg to it than last time. This is a much better representation of the colour, actually. I didn't rip it back for a second time, I am pretty sure that the foot length is correct now.
This heel is excellent. I am not a fan of short rows with wraps, I find that placing the wraps slows me down and so does picking them up again. However with a garter stitch short row heel, the wraps don't get picked up. I am in favour of this.
In addition, there is a gusset for improved fit. The short row heel is very cleverly worked across this, and the increased number of stitches stays the same for the leg.
I am thinking of working a slightly different top for this sock. The pattern says simply to cast off, which seems a little abrupt. I have in mind a garter stitch border, to tie in with the heel and toe, and also to give a more defined edge. I shall have to decide this evening.
And finally, this.
Once again, I haven't done justice to the colour. This is the most gorgeous subtle teal blue that I have ever come across. And the yarn is so soft, its amazing. If I said it was like stroking a kitten, it would be a dreadful cliche - but it would be true.
And the yardage! These are 25 gram skeins, and each of them is 400 metres. Pretty much double the yardage of Kid Silk Haze.
This is Tess Dawson's Superkid Mohair Lace, and it really is beautiful. The rest of the range is pretty amazing too. I'm particularly taken with the Baby Alpaca 4 ply. I'd show you a picture of that too, but its hard to take an interesting picture of a skein of fine black yarn. Particularly for me.
Maybe I will get the sock finished tonight, anyway. I am not likely to get much done this weekend as we have house guests.
And maybe the weather will improve, you never know.