The Gossamer Wrap is finished. It's not quite what I expected. But I'm not sure what I expected.
Pattern: Gossamer Wrap, Australia's Creative Knitting, Issue #14
Yarn: Dive Teseo, 7 balls, #25565 (pattern calls for Colinette Mohair, which would give the Gossamer effect that's lost here)
Size: Approx. 30" x 75"
Needle: Size 17 circulars
The photo above gives the best view of this wrap on the diagonal. Originally I was going to add fringe, which is what the pattern calls for, but I don't think it will look right. This is what happens when I buy yarn first, and then try to find a pattern to "make it work." I wanted a triangle shawl, but couldn't find something lacy enough that would help to break up the striping effect of the yarn. Then I found this pattern, not realizing that it wasn't quite a rectangle. Since I only wanted to make something to wear around the house for warmth, it's fine. I just hope it doesn't look too dorky, even around the house!
I have a photo of my friend Ollie to share:
We met in the infirmary at the shelter, where he was being given antibiotics due to recent dental work. But he's back in his room with his friends now, and always comes up to say hello to me. Though I hope he'll be adopted soon, I will miss him! One of the very cool things about the shelter where I work is that the cats do get adopted regularly. It's happened several times already; a kitty is rescued, stays in the infirmary while being treated for something like a cold, or recovering from spay/neuter surgery, and then by the next time I'm there, they've found a new home.
I like to share photos of the cats I meet with you. We all take zillions of photos of our own pets, and I wonder sometimes if these cats have ever had their pictures taken, or if they've been fussed over like they should be. So from time to time I hope to share their photos, and fuss a little over them too!
Recently I found out about this very awesome animal transport project. Animals needing rescue/transport out of kill shelters to either no-kill shelters or new homes are driven by people who sign up for various segments of the trip. Most of the animals are dogs, but they serve cats too, and possibly other animals. It's almost like an underground railroad. So, for example, if you have a dog in South Carolina, and he's being adopted by a family in Massachusetts, a rescue group will break down the journey into drives of an hour or so between the two states, over a weekend. All the stops are pre-arranged, the drivers are given supplies and the veterinary papers, and then the dog is slowly transported from one place to the other until he gets to his new home. Is that not the coolest thing?!
I signed up for the daily digest on Yahoo, so if there are any cats coming through my state on a day I'm free, I can help. (Our vehicles aren't really suited for dogs, and I'm not experienced with them). If you'd like more information by state, you can click here. If I do participate in one of these, I will let you know how it goes. After hearing about so many bad things going on in the world, it makes me no end of happy to see how kind and creative people can be too.