They both went to the Vets last Saturday. They got their check-ups and vaccinations, but because they forgot (ahem) to go for their vaccinations last year, they have to go for more next Saturday. No-one is looking forward to this...
Here's a photo of them. Luke is the grey one, and Valentine is the white and ginger one. This was taken a few years ago, and it's a long time since I've seen them looking this angelic, so don't be fooled!
Back to the knitting, I finished this last week:
It's called Hera Head Band and is from Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders. I started it in green and cream yarn, but the colours were too varied and the pattern didn't show. And the chart absolutely did my head in, and I'm a big fan of charts! If this were someone's first introduction to charts, they'd probably never knit again. The knit and purl stitches were marked differently depending on whether it was a right or wrong side row. What's the point in that?! A knit is a knit, a purl is a purl! The row is immaterial! (End of rant!)
Thankfully I had brought the book into work, and enlarged the charts on the photocopier. Then, with my trusty pink highlighter, I marked all the knit stitches. This made life much easier.
I'm very pleased with it, and I think the cable pattern is lovely. There's no cabling involved though, you knit through the second stitch on the needle to cross the stitches over. Very clever. And it wasn't until I was loading up the photo that I realised the purple colour is right in the middle. That was a happy accident!
I've also been doing some sewing. I've been making little lavender bags:
The tutorial is here. I have more to fill, but I ran out of lavender. And, yes, that is my lovely new keyboard!
And here are my next four Smoothie Hats: