Thursday, September 27, 2012

Starfish Progress, and Shhhh!!! ..... New Baby!

Starfish shawl continues to grow nicely on the needles. Now that the stitch pattern is set, it's becoming quite a mindless project, except for each row takes forever. There is a decrease at the end of each pattern repeat, and there are five repeats per row. I lose five stitches every row, then again, I started from 730 stitches. I think I will be knitting this for the next 10 years.



And then life takes a sharp turn. Last weekend Bill and Henry went to CARE adoption center, where we first saw Rascal, and they met a delightful little dog. She's all black, very small, about four months old. Tuesday night her foster mom took her to our house. We, all the humans and Rascal, all officially met her, and the rest, as they say, is history.

She will be in our house in a few hours. She name will be Emma.


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10 comments:

Cathy said...

That's a fine project you are knitting up, the patterns looking good! And little Emma is just too cute, hope Rascal won't get jealous when she officially moves in ;)

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, Emma! She is too adorable. Seriously, beyond adorable. Love the name too

The knitting is stunning. I can only imagine how long each row takes. I'd totally give up.

It looks delicious to touch though.

Pumpkin said...

I've been enjoying seeing all of the photos of your new little girl on Facebook. Such a sweetie! The shawl might be dragging on but think of how gorgeous it will be, also I think it is better to start out with a lot of stitches and work your way down rather than start with a few and work your way up.

Kathryn Ray said...

I like it when big projects to the decreasing at the end.... it's a little reward after working on the big stuff.

Welcome home Emma!

Marguerite said...

What a beautiful new baby. Congratulations to you and Emma.

AllyB said...

That shawl is beautiful! It'll be worth every.single.stitch. Little Emma looks like a real sweetie. I hope Rascal enjoys the company. Have a great weekend!

Babajeza said...

Hello Emma! ;-) Nice to meet you. The cowl is lovely!

Carol said...

What a little cutie! I look forward to your pictures of her growing and being part of your household.

Nichole said...

Congrats on your new addition! Emma is a beauty!

Spinster Beth said...

Oh, my ... what a lovely doggie!