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November 27, 2007

Cat Bullet

Tuesday Morning

Filed under: Cat Stories,Hobbies and Obsessions — Cat @ 10:19 am

(note to self: start thinking up more imaginative post titles…)

Got home late last night, so didn’t have time to process pictures.

But I thought I would give you a verbal update of the various knitting progresses (with pictures to come later).

On my last bus ride of my last day of work, I finished the knitting on the first of the Emerald City socks. At some point (I’m not sure exactly when) during the week, I did the Kitchner stitch of the toes. They fit like an absolute dream!! So, I’m hoping to cast on the second sock shortly. For the record, although I was severely tempted to add yellow toes to to the socks, the decision was forced by the fact that when I needed to start the toes, I didn’t have the yellow yarn.

For those of you who voted for yellow toes, though, don’t worry. I have enough of the emerald city yarn to make “toes” on another pair of socks. I’ve already gotten some of Red Rocks Fiber Works yellow yarn to do this with. I’ll make a “brick-like” stitch pattern and then have the Emerald City green toes. I can’t wait!

While my friend Susan was here, she told me that her feet were always cold. So, I let her pick out her choice of sock yarn and I cast on a very simple pair of socks for her. Obviously, we were too busy having fun for me to finish even one of the socks, but with a simple 2×2 ribbing, it will be very easy to complete. (I got her measurements before she left).

I have to tell you, though, Purrcy was such a BRAT!! I was working on the socks while Susan was working on her practice piece. Purrcy kept jumping up and trying to play with the yarn, which he KNOWS is not allowed. So, we kept scooping him up and dropping him on the floor. I told Susan how he usually was much better behaved and that I had heard stories of other bad mannered kitties who chewed through yarn while it was being knit with.

You guessed it. Almost immediately after I finished the story, my yarn started to feel weird and then soggy and then….. was gone. He had chewed a huge chunk out of the yarn feeding into the sock. I was so mad.

I came to the conclusion that the kitties MIGHT just be a TINY bit spoiled.

Who me??   Chew yarn???  I just play with my fishie!

No real harm done, just a couple more ends to weave in. But I was so embarassed after having bragged about how good he was… Oh, and there was the matter of the big, soggy “yarn hair ball” that I found at the base of the stairs the next morning….

During the week, I finished the last pattern row of the baby blanket. I have to go around about 3 more times in garter stitch (which I am hoping to complete tonight at the Knitting Knight), and then do the fancy bind off. It will be a very beautiful blanket and the project itself was very enjoyable. I’m looking forward to doing another “adult sized” one for my living room. Preferably out of something washable, but that looks nice.

So, that was last week’s knitting progress. Sorry about the lack of pictures. They will come soon, I hope.

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter

1 Comment »

  1. Naughty little Purrcy joins the yarn abuse club that my kitties belong to. I can’t wait to see the baby blanket.

    Comment by Claudia — November 27, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

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