Thursday, November 24, 2005
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
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
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
Thursday, November 03, 2005
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.