I have started a new project, a bolero sweater. Mine is really in blue: I will try to get a better picture later. I found the pattern while I was working on organization in my studio. It seems I liked it when I first saw it but didn't know enough about knitting to even attempt it.
This is the picture of how the back of the sweater is supposed to look. I am at the waistline with quite a way to go. This is the first time I have worked a pattern that had me using three different needle sizes.
And this is what the full sweater looks like and, yes, that is a lot of 2x2 rib.
If anyone is interested, this is where I found the pattern. Look how long it took me to learn enough about knitting to work this pattern. And I am really enjoying finally getting started on it.
One of my Christmas gifts was a Spiralizer attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer. It was really fun to peel and core a bunch of apples to ready them for making applesauce in my Instant Pot. I could hardly keep up with the Spiralizer: I had to cut the ends off of the apples before I put them on the Spiralizer. And after I finished getting them ready I fed the peels to the chickens. What a fun place I live in.
Well, except for last weekend. It started raining Sunday afternoon and after 36 hours we had gotten 9" of rain. I took this picture on Wednesday and it still looks like we have waterfront property. I am not complaining: we love to have our trees well watered.
I am also still working on a pair of purple socks: they are about a year in the making, too. I am almost finished with them and will post a finish picture next week.
We are babysitting our granddog this weekend (5 days). She is a mini dachshund, about 2 months old. She is quite a busy puppy and, of course, our 3 adult dachshunds are not quite sure what to make of her, or whether or not she should be allowed to be here. We are going to have an exciting long weekend.