Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A kitty and a confession

Kitty is finished, and she's a cutie! This was really fun to make, as I think all toys are. With lots of pieces to make, there's an ongoing sense of completion. I also get to work with funky yarns like Fun Fur that I don't generally use when I make more "serious" things like garments. She's completed on time to ship to my niece for her birthday, and I can't wait to hear if her new little girl likes her!

The pictures below show the size of New Kitty. Our real kitties are nearly 20 pound thugs, and she's taller than they are. She also seems to have taken a liking to Smithers chair, so he's looking forward to her departure! Two kitties in the house is enough for him.

I'm halfway through test knitting the large size Drinking Gloves. Here's the Righty in the Tidal Wave colorway (still needs its bow). I have a christmas gift recipient in mind for these - I don't think she reads this blog, but I'll hide her identity just in case.

Now for the confession... In my last post, I stated that I wouldn't cast on the Coraline Top until I had finished the kitty and the gloves. Well, last night, I was feeling really good about finishing the kitty and one glove yesterday, and I thought I deserved a little reward. I decided that it really couldn't hurt to just swatch for the new sweater. OMG - but how wonderful the DK alpaca/tencel feels! It's so soft and beautiful, and the gauge was perfect. Then I started thinking about what I'd like to knit on my NYC trip in a couple of days. I imagined working on the drinking gloves on a plane - having to carry and jockey around three cakes of yarn to do the colorwork, and thought how distracting that would be to my neighboring passengers. So I decided that it would be much more polite to work on my new sweater which just feeds from one pretty little ball of yarn at a time. Long story short, I've already cast on and am about an inch up the front! It was the only polite thing to do...

Tonight I'll be checking out a new local Stitch n Bitch with a friend of mine. We're going to make a stop to celebrate her birthday over a few cocktails on the way, so I'm sure we'll have a great time! I promise I'll work on glove number two...

I'm looking forward to seeing all the NYC yarns I can later this week! I'll make sure to post some highlights for you!

1 comment:

  1. Definitely going to need the Tidal Wave to go with my Shaken not Stirred Scarf!! How fun :) I am so glad I found someone that creates knitting patterns that suit my style.
    Patricia H.


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