Saturday, December 22, 2007

Cats N Lace

My dear friend Lois was going through her knitting library and sent me these. Appropriate eh?

And I finally finished the fingerless gloves for a certain 12 year old.

Now onward!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter update

Here is our cute little tree. Alex decorated it while I was in the hospital cardio ward for 4 days .

And this is Kitty, our only outdoor cat, in his winter coat and ruff.

The second mitt is almost finished. 10 more rounds on the hand and then the thumb. More later.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fingerless Gloves

This one too a while because I tried several things. This gift is for a young man. First tried a gauntlet with several twists spiraling up the arm. Worked out fine but too tame for this young man. Then I tried a Spiderman pattern on a fingerless glove but it wasn't really working because I didn't have the right color yarns. So I decided simplest was best and I let the yarn do the designing.

You like my blocker? I scanned my hand, cut out the picture, pasted it to some cardboard and cut it out. Now if I just had a nice foot to do that with!

Back to making the second glove!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Purple Socks

Finally finished the purple socks. The second one was a struggle because I didn't make good notes on the first one. It is my version of the Veil of Leaves sock from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways book. I used Knit Picks Essentials in African Violet. Lovely and soft! First time knitting with a size #1 Harmony circ. Very nice but I wish the cable was longer.

These are for a tall, slender young lady with dainty size 5 feet. I sure hope these aren't too narrow for her! Pardon the very inexpertly made hanger/sock blocker.

And just a catly comment...

This is Merlin. This is NOT Merlin's bed! Now Percy has moved into Merlin's cave, a larger bed under a hassock. There's room for two Percy"s in there! I bet Percy would like a new cave of his own for Christmas. Santa... ?