Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!


Image hosted by
This is Sasha. She lives at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. You can read more about her HERE.

I'm sponsoring her for a year in honor of my mother, who loved cats.

If you want to sponsor an animal, they have a lot of them to choose from, including some sheep. We knitters love the sheep. :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Two Fuzzy Feet

It's good to be back on the blog! I did get a lot of knitting done last week.... including the second fuzzy foot. I'm going to koolaid dye them next, but I won't be able to felt them for awhile. I also finished one of the two tiger socks.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fuzzy Foot 1

The first fuzzy foot is done! It's about 12 inches from heel to toe, and 8 inches from cuff to heel, so I think it's plenty big enough to felt from that standpoint, I just don't know if there's going to be enough circumference, since my homemade dpn's are apparently smaller than size 10. We'll just have to see! I sure made a lot of mistakes on this ~ there were some dropped stitches and wonky ladders, so I'm glad it'll be felted. I went ahead and stitched up some of the weird bits with an extra piece of yarn. It'll all come out in the wash. :)

I change my mind hourly about what color I want to dye them. They'll either be red or green. Probably.

I'm thinking that I might make another pair of these, but I definitely want bigger needles. I'm planning to make myself another set of dpn's out of larger dowels. Back to the hardware store! (And I really need to spring for a needle guage.)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Fuzzy Feet Commence

I'm halfway through the first heel of the first fuzzy foot. I'm already worrying about whether this will be large enough to felt down, but I tried it on and I think it will be OK. I have no idea what size dpn's these are, I made them myself out of wooden dowels I found at the hardware store. (they're waxed with Burt's Bees Lip Balm... love that stuff) Anyhow, they're officially rolling. I'm using dpn's only, I hope I have enough sock experience to adapt the instructions.

It came.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Multi-Topic Post :)

First of all, I am expecting The Very Special Sock Yarn to arrive today!! *glances out window for mailman*

I haven't done any knitting since I finished the pumpkin, but I am doing a huge re-organization of my bedroom, which includes yarn storage, pattern filing, FO's, WIP's, etc. etc. It might take me a couple days to get everything sorted out and put back in new arrangements, but I hope it will make the knitting easier in the long run. I'm also going to get my photograph basket down and try to find a picture I've been meaning to post on here.

I do have every intention of making Fuzzy Feet. I'm on a knitalong for these on Craftster, and want to join the one going in blogland, too, and I haven't even cast on yet! At least I've decided on a color (red with cream cuffs) so that's half the project right there!

Meanwhile, here's a PSAFPO (public service announcement for pet owners) If you have a cat or short-haired dog in your home, you need a good quality, metal flea-comb. (Even if your dog is long-haired, you can still usually use it on the head and ears.) They really, truly work, people. It is not a myth.