Hallelujah. And just in the nick of time. Next Monday this sweater travels to the judges at the fair.
That last reserved handspun skein (and here I was lamenting about making too much yarn!) was an almost-match for the other sleeve, so I am as happy as I can be about this sweater. I had to hang it to get all of it in the picture, and my lovely shaping pleats are obscured, but you can see the color shadings very clearly this way.
I posted some knitting details about headbands on BareNeedle if they intrigue you.
The heat here has finally lifted and I have been out in the barn with the bunnies the last few days. I cleaned and scrubbed floors/bowls/cages and brushed a few coats. I check for bot flies every few days and when I see rabbits looking odd, so I cuddled a few fur faces, manhandling entire bodies looking for odd lumps just to be sure. And all was well, as it usually is.
I have also ended the self imposed RCD/RHD quarantine and we welcomed our first visitors yesterday. Consequently, two bunnies have moved out (that was quick!) and just two are left for sale right now. One wee white doe (nameless at 5 months) and Gretel, who has been my most prolific fiber and bunny producing doe. She is black with a silver coat, just over 4 years of age, and I want her to retire to an indoor life where she will be coddled and fussed over.