I am that distracted by and attracted to The Shiny. Last weekend, Jasmin gave me a lovely gift of this:
Oooh! Shiny! This is Microfiber Ribbon from Tess' Designer Yarns. I'm usually not big on ribbon - or synthetics but damn this is fine stuff! While I was making good headway again with Ariann,
I just had to cast on the shiny stuff! I'm making the Traveling Cable Top (cursor down 1/3 - 1/2 the page to see it). Someone on Ravelry used the description 'knitting with water' and that's about right on the money. You can barely feel it flowing through your fingers. The color is probably most accurate in the shot of the skein - it's a gorgeous, coppery brown - but I love how the cables pop.
I haven't abandoned Ariann by any means - but this is a very nice distraction. It's a smaller, lighter project which can come in handy, and as it's a sleeveless top, it should provide nearly instant gratification.
Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch...
The garden continues to produce. These are some funky blonde heirloom cucumbers that have started taking over:
And here are a couple of dinners:
Miguel in a stand-off with a straw.
My cat is weird.