I finished my Green Gable
top yesterday afternoon. This is it after blocking. I love it!
Before blocking, I wasn't too sure I liked it... and then I read on the Green Gable KAL
(which I didn't join, by the way. :-( ) that some people's sweater stretched while blocking. Luckily, mine didn't. If anything, the stitches are a bit tighter, which is fine with me. If I make another one, I might just go for the medium or add another couple rows of waist shaping to the large. In any case, I think it turned out great and it's something I'll definitely wear.
I'm really happy and a little sad today... LOL Confusing, huh? I'm really happy because we had an orthopedic surgeon appt and a physical therapy appt for Colorado (our dog) today. Both of them don't want to see us anymore! That's a good thing, believe me, after everything we've been through, but these people have been so good to us, it feels like we are losing friends. But, they would love for us to just stop by to say hi without having to have to an appt. Dr. Bauer is really happy with Colorado's knee, even though he's still limps a little and still has some inflammation in the knee. If he's happy, then I'm happy too! We can go back to normal activity now. Yippee! Yesterday, we actually did our first short hike with him up to the Stratton Lower Reservoir and he did really, really well! We spent about an hour and a half on the trails and he didn't have any more lameness than he normally does after walks. He even played and spashed in the water (yes, the city does allow dogs to swim in the reservoir!).
My mom still hasn't received her Mother's Day Package (see previous post), but she will tomorrow. I'm excited to hear her reaction when she opens it. :-) I'm currently working on some basic socks for me and a cardigan
for my grandma's birthday. I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Wysteria. Beautiful color!
I'll update tomorrow after my mom gets all her goodies!