Tuesday, February 28, 2006

What we've been up to

Pretty kitty


Irish Wrist Warmer #1

(Why yes, that IS more Karabella Aurora 8. The pattern is here. My modifications? I knit 7.5 repeats of the pattern, knitted 2 x 2 ribbing (plus one edge stitch each end for seaming) for 12 rows, and cast off.


Blogger Chris said...

Love the wrist warmer - that turned out very nicely. Hmm. I think I need some, too.

Hopefully you're getting in some staring and lounging, too. :) I particularly love that first picture.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Thanks! It was a very fast knit - 3 hours from start to finish including seaming, and I took a long time to seam it just how I wanted it.

Fee's a pretty girl when you can get her to sit still, but she's a little scrappy looking. Grady is probably the prettier cat in real life (Kirsten?) but he doesn't like the camera, so it's a little more of a challenge.

You were asking about how to give them baths? Patiently. I use lavender/chamomile dog shampoo, run the tub till it's about 3" deep, and soak them with a glass, etc. It works best if I roll up my pajama bottoms and stand in there with them with the curtain closed. I have a towel handy because they like to bolt as soon as they can - so I wrap them up and pick them up before I open the curtain. And then deal with mad, wet kitties all day.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

PS, of course I cabled without cable needle, that helps speed things along too.

7:23 AM  
Blogger just_me_2 said...

That WAS fast! I love the stitch definition of that yarn and it was simply made for cables, don't ya think?


8:09 AM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

Wow look at your cat's eyes! Wild.

And great job on the arm warmer.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Yes, it was made for cables! Of course, now that I'm finished I'm thinking up all kinds of customizations. A gusset. A ribbed thumb. Slightly wider construction.

I'll be trying again tonight. :)

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

What a gorgeous cat. Your pictures are just beautiful!

And your wrist warmer thingies are gorgeous, too. Yarn, pattern, the whole thing.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Peevish said...

Your kitties are beautiful - I wish I could get such clear pictures of mine! And those wrist warmers have turned out beautifully!

7:33 PM  

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