Phew! Now that my relatives have returned home, things can go back to normal.
There has been pretty much no knitting while they've been here. I knit a washcloth for a birthday present but I forgot to take a picture before I gave it away. And I did a little knitting for Gladys. Sadly, I stink at pooling. I started with a 4mm/US6 needle and the cast on used up one whole colour repeat but when I knit the first row, I could see that I wasn't using enough yarn so I switched to a bigger needle - 4.5mm/US7. I was only out by one stitch in the garter section so that was good. But when I hit the lace, I was out by 4-5 stitches. So my garter uses more yarn than lace. I met Gladys later on at knit nite and she let me try a 5mm/US8 needle. That size put me out by about 12 stitches in the opposite direction. So I really needed a size between the two. Gail loaned me one of her 4.5mm/US7 wooden needles and that helped but I still wasn't getting gauge. The other interesting thing was that Gladys used a US5 needle to get the pooling and I had to go up several sizes to even come close. So I'm tight and she's loose.
And the weather's been a tad crazy. I got woken up by a nasty windstorm. We lost a garbage can lid but found it about 20 feet away and around the corner of the house. The wind was strong enough to completely crack my neighbour's window.
On Thursday, I gave Angela her drop spindle and roving that I picked up for her at the fiber festival. I brought my drop spindle and demo'd how to spin. She's is liking it. I bought her a spindle that can be spun with the whorl at the top or the bottom. So far, she prefers having the weight at the bottom. She spun up the little sample roving that was attached to the spindle so she's ready to start on the blue merino.
The weather was nice today and Ricky was crying at the window at me while I was out in the garden. He sounded so pitiful!!!! So I broke down and put him in the harness and took him for a short walk which turned into "a roll on the driveway".
He was really filthy and I had to brush him when we went inside. What a silly cat!