Thursday, April 4, 2019

Just A Quick Post

I am trying to post once a week, in order to see some progress. So, here is a summary of the past week.

The baby set got finished and delivered. Bear wanted to model it before it left. I didn't get a closeup of the buttons, but they are tiny hearts.

Bear is playing hide and seek, and is "It" so is counting to 100. I took the opportunity to take a picture of the back of the sweater.

The sweater is Another 5-Hour Baby Sweater. I made a couple of modifications and knit the sleeves in the round.

Since I had yarn left over, and the DPN's were already out, I made a seriously modified version of a ruffle baby hat. The original pattern was done on 2 needles and always needed some elastic thread to keep it on. I checked my gauge, and it was dead on, so the problem is the pattern. I started again, my own way, and came up with a result I liked better. I will have to wait for a report on whether it fits.

I was asked for a copy of the pattern. I may write it up and post it here, but I will need to knit another one or two, maybe in bigger sizes. I need to make sure my sizing works.

The yarn is King Cole Cherish DK, a gift from a friend, a couple of years ago, so I don't know if it is still available.

I made a sock, back in October, and needed some TV knitting. So I decided it was time to make the mate.

The Pattern is Crazy.  The yarn is a cotton/wool blend with a bit of elastic for stretch. You will notice I am intentionally making fraternal twins.

We got a new foster, this week. She is a bit shy, so our pictures aren't great, yet.

That is the back of my dryer. Yesterday, we pulled out the dryer, cleaned back there, and worked on a way to keep her out of there while still allowing her to hide. The current arrangement is working better, and I will try to get better pictures. She was named Mystique, but I am calling her Mysti.

Though you can't really tell, she is a brown tabby.


  1. Love the wee hat, and Bear, a perfect model, ( count to 100, I had forgotten what a neat game that is ) and your new foster, what a super secret place to snuggle away, feel safe, but able to come out for a feed now and then.

  2. That's not a bad kitty hiding spot.....they do like to get in small places. What a cute baby set, and I live the ruffled hat - it's like a flower!

  3. That's your idea of TV knitting??? Lovely sock, but I'd need to pay close attention to that pattern. You're good!! :) I love the baby sweater set.

  4. How cute is that, teddy. The perfect model for this adorable baby outfit.

  5. Adorable sweater set and model! Looking forward to seeing more of your foster cat as she becomes more comfortable with her surroundings.

  6. Your Bear is funny. He or She should meet my Bear. They'll get along. I keep thinking I want to learn to knit socks but it's so hot. Maybe I'll wait for the September Monsoon.