First, the good news...a Ravelympics FO:
I finally finished my entry for the Amigurumi-n-Toys Toss at 10:41 (sorry, the timing system chez Piggy doesn't run to the tenths or hundredths of a second -- this isn't the Men's 100 metre Butterfly) on Sunday morning.
Pattern: This Little Piggy, by Amy Gaines. Bought as part of a set of all her amigurumi patterns to knit at her etsy shop.
Yarn: Patons Astra in Baby Pink, Deep Pink, Hot Pink and Dark Tan
Needles: 2.75 mm/US 2 Clover bamboo dpns
Overall, I'm happy with the result. The pattern itself is well written, and doesn't require any special skills. I chose to use DK-weight yarn and 2.75 mm needles rather than the worsted weight yarn and 3.5 mm needles specified in the pattern. I knit in the round, with the exception of its left arm, which I knit flat, just to force myself to practice a bit of seaming.
My only quibbles are with my finishing skills. The piggy suffers from scoliosis, methinks -- he is a little off-kilter. But cute nonetheless.
And the bad news...I had to "frink" (something between frogging and tinking) several rows of the baby cardigan I had hoped to finish on the weekend, as I forgot to add a button hole.
So not only have I not finished, I have actually gone backwards. I'll get it done by the end of the Ravelympics, but I'm not terribly confident that I'll complete (or get even a quarter way through) my Baby Dressage entry, the Funky Baby Kimono.
Puppy-sitting on Saturday went well. I have more Ebony pics, of course, but Top Dog Brodie was getting a bit jealous of all the attention her new friend has attracted, so she insisted on a photoshoot of her own.
She's pretty darn cute, too, don't you think?