Friday, May 26, 2006
I used to wonder how my knitting projects would end up decorated with cat hair after I would carefully remove every bit of hair whenever I found it, and then placed the work in progress in a plastic bag inside the knitting bag itself. I have come to know that mischief is afoot, to be more precise mischief has four feet, a tail, and a little bandit's mask. I caught her in mid oogie on my current project.
The second that she realized she was busted, she started playing possum as if to say, "Don't wake the sleeping kitty...". Either that, or she just just decided we weren't going to continue this charade of "how did cat hair get on this" any longer...
The project that Natty is currently coveting is just a very simple pair of cotton/chenille washclothes for a friend. Everytime I have a friend that goes into the hospital, I knit a pair of washcloths in his or her favorite color, so that they don't have to wash their hands and faces with scratchy hospital wash cloths that smell like bleach. This particular set is made of Crystal Palace cotton/chenile, and all of the cloths I knit have a heart on them somewhere, or are actually in a heart shape for the friendship we share.. I don't think the camera let the detail of the heart show through, but it was nothing more than purl stitches worked into the design.
If anyone is as nosy/curious as I am, I wonder where everyone else in Blogland gets their blog on, and if that is a multipurspose space. That being said, why not post a picture of your blog space and what its uses are...
I work at home three days a week, so I transcribe at my desk, as well as knit, watch TV, eat my lunches, and of course blog - and here is a picture of that hard working space.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
I finished the little dress for my niece, and it really came out cute. This is a class I took to learn intarsia, and it wasn't too bad. I wouldn't want to put intarsia on everything, but at least I know I can do it - hurrah! The edges are all embellished with that dastardly crochet. It looks okay, but I only know enough about crochet to fake it, and I had to fake double crochet and scallops this time. I really liked the yarn, Inspiration by Cascade, and I may even make another little dress like this in red with scotty dogs in the band portion, but I will have to wait and see. I have other projects to tend to first.
Here is an attempt at a close up of the tulips in the intarsia band.
Sassy pants likes to admire herself online, and here is Natty doing just that...
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Before I go into the new project, here is the pair of socks I knitted for a friend at work. The yarn is Sockotta by Plymouth, and I think she was really happy with them. The self-patterning yarn came out just great, and I may even make a pair for myself, but not right now as I am "backlogged". A term I learned from DM.
The new project I am working on is for the new niece, and it is made with Cascade Fixation. If feels great, but it takes some getting used to as far as the knitting goes. It is a little bit like a bungee cord, and it has got a whole bunch of bounce.
This is the hem of a little dress that can be worn as a sundress, or have a blouse underneath. The intarsia parts are going to be some very simple tulips, and there will be 19 of them. Please forgive the photography as I am still a little new at that. Speaking of new, this is my first attempt at intarsia, and it is a little slow going, but not too bad.
Speaking of bad, I think I have a volunteer to try on the dress, or at least help with the knitting.