Sunday, September 7, 2008
Pattern: my own; your basic 3x1 ribbing over 52 sts and an afterthought thumb
Yarn: Patons Kroy col tutti frutti; less than 2 skeins
Needles: 2.75mm dpns
Notes: These were commissioned by Iris who likes to quilt on her deck even in winter.
And here is a look at Starsky. I'm using a cheap/inexpensive yarn - Bernat Alpaca because I'm going to wear this cardigan while schlepping around the house. This means that it will get stuff spilled on it and it will be covered in cat hair. I knit a cardigan out of some acrylic/cotton Bernat Denimstyle yarn a few years ago and it's ready to be retired/replaced.
I have to tell you a story about Ricky. He is particularly attached to a quilt that I made for my husband 4 years ago. It's nothing special - just a longish lap sized quilt for napping. But Ricky just loves it. If it's lying around, he'll sleep on or under it. On nights when it's a little chilly, hubby pulls it out and uses it as an extra layer. But Ricky will crawl on top and essentially pin hubby to the bed. So hubby slips it under the big quilt so Ricky can't see it. But he found out where it was hiding and a few nights ago, insisted on sleeping on it. So, he spent the night sandwiched between the lap and the big quilt and wedged between my butt and hubby's hip. This is the first time he's ever done this and all because he had to sleep with the quilt. Sigh...
Phoebe is chasing shadows in the living room as I type. The sun is shining through the tree and the leaves are fluttering. Phoebe is pouncing on the shadows and trying to bite them. Ha ha!