November 03, 2008

Not just cat petting around here

Since I claim this to be a knitting blog maybe I'll post some knitting. Yes I've been finishing up some stuff lately. My niece and her hubby bought their first home so a house warming gift was required. My niece fell in love with my foster kittens and was begging her hubby to adopt one to keep their current cat company. He's not much of a cat guy so none of my babies went to live in Massachusetts. But it did give me the idea of making Kate the cat dish cloths. I did some more grandchild socks. Oscar decided to inspect the lay out before the picture was taken. She's so helpful.
I'm working on a hat scarf set for a buddy of mine. The hat is a cable hat from Stitch Bitch Nation and the scarf is the Irish Hiking Scarf. They really match well. The yarn is some super wash stuff I picked up from ebay; pink with a light grey strand twisted around. Really nice.
When you make dishcloths you don't use up the whole skein but there's really not enough left to do anything meaningful with. I used the leftovers to make a kitty blanket to throw in the cat carrier. Useful, washable, and great use of leftovers.

I did a lot of stuff and just needed to block everything. Why I was putting of blocking escapes me since it's the magic of knitting lace. Everything looks like a blob until you block it. This is a feather and fans shawl I started for D3 back in December of last year. Yarn is Knitivity.com down home fingering weight in spring green. Love it.
This is a Forrest Canopy Shawl done is Knitivity.com lace yarn in the color honey dew. The colors range from off white to deep green and everything in between. Love it.
And this is a different feather and fans pattern I made for myself. My scarf is from knitivity.com lace weight in graffiti. The entire time I was knitting I wasn't sure if the pattern was too busy for the yarn but after a while I just decided that I loved the yarn so much that I didn't care.
So now I've just got to finish the sleeves on my 5 hr baby sweater (the baby was born Saturday) and whip up a couple pair of baby socks. Then I can start the mountain of socks I plan to knit for Christmas. Already figuring that I'll need to cut back to 7 hrs of sleep a night to finish everything.
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8 comments:

Vivian said...

The spring green shawl is simply stunning!

Lovs2Knit said...

Great projects. I love your new scarf.

sydney said...

I love the spring green shawl and the rainbow of kitty dishcloths.

Ria said...

All three shawls are beautiful... I do love the cat dishcloths !!

Lynn said...

What beautiful things!! You always have such lovely things to show. Question on the cat blanket using the cotton. Do you use the same size needle you would when making a dish cloth? Do you double it? I have some cotton that would work up nice into some kitty blankets, but I'm using up my acrylics first.

ambermoggie said...

Wow you have been busy despite the cats:)
Love them all especially the graffiti shawl.

Metro Mari said...

Gorgeous Shawls!! Love the spring green one...you are so talented...

gypsyknits said...

Love the knitting! Good you can still find time to knit between cat duty:)