The good. Stranding! It's going pretty well but that throwing the yarn with the right hand thing is really dang awkward. I'm getting the hang of it but, I don't think I will ever be as fast with my right hand as I am with my left. Think the nephew will be okay with getting this for Christmas? It's the Skull Hat [pdf]
written by Gina Doherty
. She did this as a variation on the We Call Them Pirates
hat by Hello Yarn
. I like that it is simpler and therefore it's been easier to cut my stranding teeth.
The bad. We found a huge lump on Apollo's neck. Back to the vet we go. I am hoping for the best but preparing myself for the worst. Poor dog. He's had a rough year. Say a prayer/blessing/good vibes for him. That it will be nothing and treatable or if not, that his passing will be peaceful and painless. He deserves to be spared that at least.