The swatch for Rosemarkie is finished. Thanks to Mary Jane Mucklestone, I swatched in a much more enjoyable way which actually left me feeling like I wanted to swatch all the designs in The Celtic Collection and place them in a permanent shadow box for the wall. Wouldn’t that be a new decorating concept? At any rate, the swatch is complete and Mary Jane tole me she is going to explain her method soon on her blog so I will let her tell the story.
Rosemarkie doesn’t give me the warm feeling that other Starmore projects have. I don’t ‘ewe and awe’ over this as I knit. I’m hoping that will change as I progress but I strongly suspect that this will be one of those projects that I knit for the learning process. Know what I mean?
The corrugated ribbing is finished and waiting to have its increase row worked. The beginning has begun on Rosemarkie.
I’m very sad today. Over the weekend my husband and I had to put down our beloved toy poodle. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. We had him with us for fifteen years and he will be sorely missed. I’m having a rougher time with it than I ever dreamed I would. My heart is full and the tears keep coming.
Rest in peace sweet Snooky-boy.