|I finished knitting the Kitty Pi yesterday:I used a novelty yarn called "Dawn" for the fringe. I picked it up during the trip we took to Seattle last year. The Pi itself was knit from 4 different colours of Bartlett Yarns wool that I picked up during an ebay shopping spree many moons ago.I prefer the bobble look to the fake fur look, plus Somerset might decide to groom the fake fur (she's kind of funny that way). They hold up well to felting.Completed Pi - awaiting the filling. |
Pattern: Kitty Pi
Modification: For a double serving of pi- increase the number of rounds once up to 72 stitches.
Cast on: June 14
Cast off(and felted): June 19
Yarn: double stranded 2 ply yarn Bartlett Yarns (worsted weight?) - 3.75 skeins, plus 1/2 a skein of novelty yarn
Needles: 8.0mm/US11 Birch dpns, Clover Bamboo circs
I plan to take it with me to our rental house when I head back to Ontario this Friday. I considered leaving it to be moved with the rest of the stuff, but we might be in our new house before the rest of our stuff gets there, and I'd like to have as many things that are familiar to the cats as possible for moving day. Plus I can't wait to see how they react to having a choice of beds (this is how I amuse myself - man, but I need to get a life).
Making progress on the sockapalooza sock.
I have learned several things about knitting with beads - the most important being that long strands of yarn tangle much more effectively when they can wrap around beads. I also realized that it is a royal pain in the @ss to knit with beads that were strung onto the non-working end of the skein - I've had to unwind a few times to advance beads (which is when I learned about the tangling). One of my skeins has the beads too far along the yarn, and the other has too many beads close to the working end (so I have to push them back on the non-bead rows) If I ever knit socks with beads again, I will DEFINITELY knit them top down.
Because the beads match the yarn colours so well they don't really stand out. But I think that the sock would be far too busy if there was alot of contrast. Man, for the amount of time I have spent re-knitting, untangling, and rewinding, I should have knitted them twice over by now. I really hope they fit my pal; she's got a pretty narrow foot...