Well, it's Piggy's turn to be fooled. For this week, I have discovered that a close pal and sometimes-roommate is, in fact, a ruthless killer. And a charismatic one at that. Somehow she's managed to enlist me as her fixer: I clean up the body one minute, then prepare her dinner the next.
Y'all remember Ebby, right?
Don't be fooled by those puppy-dog eyes. That, my friends, is a picture of a cold-blooded assassin. Two poor, innocent squirrels so far this week. Not. Pleasant.
More Shocking News
Brace yourselves, piglets: yesterday I finally cast on for Spring Leaves.
I know. There's not much there. But it's enough to count as a swatch for the purposes of an O.W.L. proposal. I only just made the 11:59 pm deadline, too. (Many thanks to my tweeps, particularly chrispy, for their encouragement and chart-deciphering skills!)
I love, love, love the Mistelzweig (Misteltoe) Wollmeise. Such a gorgeous colour.
And the unlikely news keeps coming...yesterday I completed two projects. Modest projects, to be sure, but House Cup points-getters nonetheless.
First up, a bib for my wee friend Emily:
Emmy's a bit of a cheeky monkey herself, so I think this pattern is appropriate. I used this for May Ancient Runes (Gebo = gift) and Ravenclaw's May Monkey Madness challenge.
Pattern: Imp Bib, by Elaine Fitzpatrick (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Pale Yellow, about 3/4 skein
Needles: 4 mm/ US 6
Modifications: I used a garter stitch edging and the short-row shaping instructions from the designer's Hippity Hop! bib pattern instead of seed stitch and casting on stitches every row of the bottom border.
The other project isn't really worth showing, but what the heck...at my rate of production, I can't be picky, right?
So for May Potions, I made an extra-absorbent coaster for my Bodum, using three strands of dishcloth cotton and 7 mm needles.
More Stash Enhancement
As I hinted at in the last post, I did indeed stay up late and stalked the Wollmeise shop for the regular Thursday night (Pacific time) update. And I just might have bought two skeins of Blaue Tinte (Blue Ink) 100%. Maybe.