Rams and Yowes blanket is finally finished. Let's be more precise: when the time came to sew the 700-plus border stitches down, I pressed the blanket into my mother's hands with quivering lips and batting eyelashes, and pleaded for her to put it out of its misery.
This blanket would still be stuffed in it's dedicated bag on top of the dryer if not for my mother. A big round of applause goes out to dear Mom.
Never has a project been fraught with more neurosis. I confidently stated that I wasn't interested in getting gauge, since it was a blanket. Well, I should have listened, because in the end I ran out of several of the lighter colours to complete the edge, which is folded back upon itself:
Kate Davies is brilliant, always has been, always will be. And Jamieson and Smith Shetland Jumper Weight? Yes...yes please. There will be more of this in my future. What's insane is that NONE of the nine colours in this blanket are dyed - they're all natural and named for the shades of Shetland sheep they come from: white, gaulmogot, katmollet, mooskit, sholmit, shaela, moorit, yuglet and black. And the smell? I want to bury my face in this blanket and sniff away: it smells of lanolin with just the right hint of barnyard. Yummm.
Cue the rubber boots:
Our weather has been absolute crap, for lack of a better meteorological term. It's been pouring for weeks, and the fields are beyond soaking wet. It's definitely rubber boot time:
The only plant happy this year are the roses:
That said and done, this year the pendulum is swinging back and I'm finding that I quite appreciate their beauty.
My guess is they like cold, wet weather, because that's exactly what they're getting.
We had a lot of wind and rain today. Our wheat is now lodged:
With apologies for yet another poor-quality photo, here's a big coyote-wolf hybrid. I've never seen a head on a coy-wolf as big as this one:
Our sunsets are few this month, and this is the only semi-decent one I have to offer for June: