Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Knitting and A New Family Member

At long last, I have an FO. I've been knitting fairly consistently, but lately, it seems like my projects are taking forever to complete. At my five-year-old nephew's request, I made a Dead Fish Hat. I hope Trevor will enjoy wearing it this winter. My aunt saw me making Trevor's fish and asked if I could make an infant-sized one for her grandson, Cash. I've cast that on and am modifying the pattern [ha..ha...mathmatically illiterate me] to make it work. Please wish me luck - - I'll need it.

I also finished the 3 Way Wrap below. The wrap looks very grape-colored in the picture, but it's actually a pretty claret.

And last, but not least, meet our new family member, B.C. ("Boy Cat"). B.C. belonged to my grandmother, who recently passed away. The picture doesn't do him justice. First of all, he's HUGE. You wouldn't know it to look at him, but he's a thoroughly spoiled lap baby and he and I have completely bonded. He sleeps with me at night and wants to be cuddled regularly. Look closely at his belly fur. This cat has "ringlets" of fur - - kind of like an angora goat and extremely silky. If I were any kind of spinner at all, I'd be swimming in fiber because this cat sheds like a chemo patient. So far, he's shown no interest in my yarn but to sit on it as I'm knitting, letting me know that it's his turn for attention. :)

And if I don't drop the knitting fast enough for him, the claws come out - - seriously!