The colors are most accurate in the top right photo and the photo directly above. Yucky Baltimore weather prevents me from getting a good outdoor photo, which would show off the colors better. Right now, it is raining so hard I feel like I'm back in southern Louisiana (where it rains like upended buckets)!
The wrap is warm, and heavy enough to stay in place (part of that is from the beads), and is just snuggly perfect. The unspun fiber is from Wonder Why alpaca farms. The beads from Joanne's. The pattern is Clover Honey Shawlette from "One Skein Sock Yarn Wonders," and the only alteration I made aside from making it longer, was to crochet two rows along the top for stability. It was a little feeble, and tended to curl. It still curls, but in a more becoming fashion! Honestly, I feel like I could knit a fur lining around the inner edge, and it would be even more awesome!
The bootikins pattern is from "Victorian England's Weldon's Practical Needlework, Vol 3." They're really big, and they're meant to be put on over the baby's shoes and socks, while traveling or out in the cold. I believe they would fit a 2-year-old as socks. The wool is Knit Picks. I am having a deju vu moment, as if I've already blogged all this ...
Edgar seems to be recovering from his surgery quite well. He hasn't gone back to the vet yet, so no word on whether cancer is still an possibility, but he seems to be healing. That should be a sign that his ailment was a severe infection, and not cancer. He has become super-friendly since the teeth were pulled, and very affectionate; always in my lap, wanting to sit on the laptop, even nipping me if I don't pet him. He's a bit more playful now, too. All good signs, I hope!
Happy fibers! Have a great weekend, all!