Never underestimate the ability of a cat to do absolutely nothing. Kermit spends tremendous amounts of time doing stuff like this, staring off into the middle distance, zorked out in the bathroom not asleep but in some state of suspended animation. He is the poster child for low stress.
How could he not be FASCINATED by this Citron Grande wrap? How could it not leave him agitated with excitement that Food Lady has finished something?
Final recap: This is Malabrigo Sock, shade Chocolate Amargo, with an edge of Koigu, shade black. This is the full entire 10-repeat of Hilary Smith Callis’s Citron Grande, which ends up being about 63″ across. I used size 6/4mm needles. You will notice that some of the ruched sections toward the curved edge ended up wider than the others. I basically lost my mind, I think. It meant that I ran out of yarn prematurely. But that led to the black Koigu experiment for the last four rows, which I ended up liking so there you go.
This is a truly wonderful project. Those last 1,000-stitch rows are completely worth it for the resulting blankety experience of bundling up in this. I meant to get a Mother’s Day/23rd wedding anniversary action shot, but I had too much motherly bacon and forgot!
It’s 41 degrees here in Nashville today–May 13!–so I am enjoying the fact that I can snurgle up with this thing at this late date.
Go finish something! It makes you feel so great.
PS Just had a query re the audio edition of Bowling Avenue. The recording is complete–it’s just being edited, and all the slurpy/smacky sounds being mercifully taken out. I don’t have the release date set, but I’m hoping within the next few weeks. Thanks to all who have spent time on Bowling Avenue–it has been the most fun imaginable, hearing from readers, getting to visit with book groups, and eating more than my share of aspic and chicken divan along the way. I have met at least 130 people who tell me they either grew up on Bowling Avenue, knew someone who did, or still do. I even had the good fortune to attend a book group in a cozy house ON Bowling Avenue. They were so much nicer than anybody in my book . . .