Monday, 20 August 2007

What a busy month...

so much has happened, apart from the weather being anywhere near summery, hot, blistering, August-like!!! Bah to the weather, but at least I have been knitting.
First off, a pinwheel blanket - yet to be blocked because of the crappy weather. This was knitted in Laines du Nord - Dolly Mixture - 10 balls, I picked this up for a total of £16 from the Laughing Hens Stand at the Woolfest - what a bargain!!!!! I have finished this 3 times and frogged the finish twice. A normal cast off resulted in really bad curl-up (worse than here), and a picot cast-off curled like buggery too. So after some advice from the Knitties I finished it with 4 rounds of moss stitch and a moss stitch cast off. It is still curling a bit, but hopefully after blocking it should be ok. It is for friends who are expecting their first baby (a girl) on October 22nd. I am also knitting them a few other bits which will be posted later.

Next up, a WIP. This is an Argosy Wrap which I am knitting up in Noro Silver Thaw which I also picked up for a fantastic price at Woolfest in July - a bag of 10 balls for £25 - why did I only buy 1 bag - ggrrrrrrrr!

And finally 2 crappy photos of the latest additions to the Household.

Meet Pumpkin,

and Maddie

I will get better photos, but at least they are still. They are 10 weeks old, and both VERY sweet. There dad was a Manx cat, and they have definitely got his genes -

very long back legs, they run to you like a dog when you rattle their jingly ball, they jump VERY high, and most freaky of all - THEY HAVE NO TAILS. The ultimate in freaky!!!


weezalana said...

Wonderful job on the pinwheel blanket! I just finished a sweater with a double moss stitch border and the edges lay nice and flat.

Congrats on the new kitties, they look adorable! (No tails? Seriously?!? I've never heard of that! Must see pics!)

Bezzie said...

Ooo...that pinwheel blanket is almost hypnotizing!!

Oh how cute! Manxy mutt cats! Dr. MS's first cat was a manx, he'd love another stumpy tail cat someday.

Nell said...

I am so going to knit that Pinwheel blankie. Yours looks great!!

Love this kitties too! So cute. But no tails? That is weird. :)

Batty said...

Beautiful knitting, I love the Silver Thaw. Such pretty colors!
Yeah, I know I'm not helping with your wish you'd bought more, but I just had to say it. Gorgeous, gorgeous yarn.

The kitties are adorable. They look so much more peaceful than my little hellions.

Faerynuff said...

Yay, you've got a Maddie too! I wonder which one is more trouble...I bet it is mine!

I love your pinwheel blanket, did you continue with the increases in the moss stitch border?

We drove near your place at 11pm on sunday night - we were on our way back from visiting Mum in Cambridge. I saw the signs to Stratford and thought of you :)